I just discovered I'm pregnant and due in April. While thrilled, the timing wasn't well planned... I've been looking for a new job opportunity and am starting interviews. Here's where I would love your advice: continue my search for a new position or tread water at my current job for another 1 to 1.5 years?
Why I'm looking for new opportunities:
I work at a large non-profit, and while I've had some great projects in my short time there, the organization has had several re-orgs recently. One re-org left my team without leadership (the senior manager said his goal is to fill the position in 6 months, or less). Cumulatively, the re-orgs make me worry about how I'll achieve my long-term career goals when (1) work that I consider essential to where I want to grow was shifted to another team, (2) despite having more time to do compelling work in other areas where I'd love to grow, I'm finding that without leadership the volume of "core work" my team is doing is slowing down and feels a little directionless, and (3) without clearly defined roles and responsibilities (and leadership!), I'm starting to receive random projects that have nothing to do with my career or the direction where I want to go (it's just work that needs to be done by a human).
I'm very comfortable with re-orgs (my previous job had a few of them), and I like them when the re-structuring is transparent, part of a plan, makes sense, and when the team gets to do more compelling work within their skill areas. What I'm currently experiencing is bad management. (BTW -- my next position will not be at a non-profit.)
Clearly, something better is out there (and all of the positions I qualify for in the for-profit sector pay better). But what would you advise a newly pregnant women searching for a new job (because her current job is trending towards a bad fit and feels like it's going backwards)? I realize that if I started somewhere new, I wouldn't be eligible for the Family Medical Leave Act (which I'm eligible for at my current job).
Or should I just shift my remaining interviews to information only, come out in October (when I'll be 3 months and planning to come out to family), let the prospective companies know I'd love to get back in touch after maternity leave, and stay?
(FWIW, the question about disclosing pregnancy during the job interview process
is more of a how-to than a what should I do...)