(MOBILE, Ala.) - For most moms, the thought of going back to work after having a baby can be torture. There are ways of making the transition a little easier though.
Brittany Curry loves spending every moment she can with little Monroe.
The bond they have is something Brittany really cherishes. That's why after nine months of being home on maternity leave, it was extremely difficult for her to go back to work.
"A lot of praying, support from friends and family. (I) still have that support system," Brittany said.
A support system and a job she loves as a teacher at Fairhope Intermediate made her transition a little smoother and easier.
When Brittany leaves the classroom, no matter how tired she may be, she makes sure Monroe gets her special time and her undivided attention.
"We try to set aside time, leave work at work," Brittany added.
Whether it's baby number one or baby number four, the maternity leave to back to work transition isn't an easy one.
Experts recommend developing a support system like Brittany, and to also make sure you are very familiar with who you leave your baby in the care of.
That way there's a lot less worrying.