I wonder if anyone can give me some advice? I'm a head of dept and am trying for a baby. The situation in my department and the school as a whole is a quite unstable in terms of turnover and if I were to go off early next academic year, I would be leaving everyone very much in the lurch; however, I also don't want to put off starting a family. I am worried about the impact on my (very needy) team and how I will be viewed by leadership if I go off at an awkward time. Anyone been in this situation? Or on the receiving end? Thoughts?