Hi there, I'd like to share a little about me and then pose a question to you experienced teachers out there I read the forums all the time but never post because I haven't started teaching yet. I have my undergrad in Elementary Ed and will begin my year of student teaching this fall and finish next spring. By the time I'm done student teaching, I will have about27 out of 36 credits for my Masters done (in Curriculum and Teaching) as well as an ESL endorsement completed. I am very excited to begin teaching! This semester I am subbing and taking grad classes and staying home with my 18 month old daughter. My husband and I have began talking about when we'd like to have another baby and we can't decide. In this climate, I am sort of afraid to get pregnant early on in my teaching career because I am not sure how that could potentially affect my ability to hold a job. I know that employers can't legally discriminate based on pregnancy, but I know that the job market is tough and that new teachers without tenure should probably be a little more afraid for their jobs than seasoned veterans. Anyway, we are just sort of wondering if anyone has any input in this situation. We've thought about trying for a baby for next later spring, after student teaching is over, so I could job hunt for the fall...or waiting until I have some teaching under my belt. Does anyone have any experience with being pregnant or a having a new baby and looking for a job or being a new teacher? I appreciate it! Thanks!