Camila McConaughey Worried Her Pregnancy Would Cost Her A Job
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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When Camila McConaughey found out she and her husband Matthew McConaughey were expecting their third child she was happy, but also a little apprehensive. She had just signed on as the face of Macy’s I.N.C International Concepts. A week before the first photo shoot, she got the happy news of a new baby on the way.
Camila says, “I was over the moon, but my first reaction was that it was going to be a deal-breaker for the campaign — that they wouldn’t want a pregnant mom — but we worked it out.” She doesn’t reveal how they worked it out, but it seems she is happy with the result.
Camila wasn’t the only one overjoyed by the new baby, the couple’s other two children, Levi and Vida, were over the moon as well. Matthew tells People, “When Camila and I told them the news there was a lot of dancing and a lot of singing. One of them wants a brother, the other one wants a sister and then they switch the next day.”
I can understand how she may have been apprehensive about revealing a pregnancy to her new employers. Every time I had to tell an employer I was pregnant it was nerve-wracking. With my first, it wasn’t so bad because they had known I was trying to become pregnant. However with my second, it was rather different.
I had only been back to work after the birth of my first child for about 3 months when I had to walk into my boss’s office and reveal I was unexpectedly pregnant again. I was lucky that my boss was happy for me, but I am sure it could have turned out much worse. While I know that legally they could not have done anything such as fire me or punish me in any way, that doesn’t mean they couldn’t have made my work life difficult.
Did you have a hard time telling your employer about your pregnancy?