...you didn't have a permanent post? Imagine you were on supply or you had a fixed term contract of a year which may or may not be renewed. Therefore considerably less maternity pay and no right to return to work. 1) Would you still try for a baby or try to get a permanent post first? 2) If you became pregnant how much maternity leave would you take? 3) What would you do about returning to work - apply for teaching posts, do supply, look for a non- teaching job, start your own business, not return and become a full time mum etc? Of course, there may be no imagine about it for some of you but most people on that thread seemed to have a permanent post.