Hi, my husband and I would like to start trying for a baby! However, I am VERY worried about having enough time/energy for a child after work. I can’t see how I can possibly be a teacher and a parent without slacking in one of those areas. For me, my child would always be priority but I’d then feel constantly guilty not putting my all into work. I’ve thought about not going back into teaching after maternity but it’s my understanding that you have to for 3 months, which isn’t too long in theory.. but what if the end of the 3 months falls a few weeks after the beginning of a new term (say Spring)? Do I then have to wait until summer holidays to leave?? I’m very confused.