Ivanka Trump on only taking two weeks maternity leave: “I have meetings scheduled”

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Ivanka Trump has a new interview with In Touch in which she talks about her pending baby daughter as if she’s just a blip in her schedule. Ivanka, 29, is planning to take only two weeks leave from her job as Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at The Trump Organization. She says that she already has meetings scheduled two weeks after her due date. Doesn’t she realize that the baby could potentially be late? Mine didn’t arrive until two weeks after he was due. It’s possible she’s scheduled the delivery along with the important meetings she can’t miss. Ivanka is due July 14th.

You’re only taking two weeks off?!
I have meetings on the calendar two weeks after my due date, but of course, I’ll have to get to know the baby’s needs first.

Any crazy cravings?
Double-toasted salt bagels with cream cheese.

Will your husband Josh get you a push present?
I’ll leave it to him to determine if and how he wants to spoil me come summer.

[From In Touch, print edition, June 13, 2011]

She’ll have plenty of help and if she wants to take just two weeks off that’s her prerogative. Maybe she’ll be working from home or skyping into her meetings anyway.

I found an earlier interview that Ivanka did with People Magazine in which she repeated the claim that she loved salt bagels (I love them too, they’re my favorite!) and said that she was in awe that babies took so much work. It was kind of funny, actually, and Ivanka revealed that she’ll probably set up a nursery in the office, which sounds like a good compromise.

And although she hasn’t yet embarked on motherhood, she’s already been subjected to one big surprise: How often a newborn baby needs to eat.

“I was in total shock,” Trump says. “I work so close [to home] that I figured I’d return to work and the baby nurse would bring the baby to me, and I’d run home periodically, and I’d make it work. But every two hours? That’s a whole other level,” she says. “I’ll have to make a nursery at the office.”

[From People via CNN]

It would be nice if more working moms could have the luxury of setting up nurseries next to the offices and having baby nurses. Now I get why she can go back to work so soon.

Ivanka is shown on 5/12/11 and 5/5/11. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. Lala11_7 says:

    I like her…she is her MOTHER’S daughter!!!

  2. flounder says:

    Ick. All the Trumps are so grotesque.

  3. guilty pleasures says:

    AAAGGGHHHH! Please don’t get me started on the uber priveleged and their not taking mat leave. Like they even look after the day to day aspects of life anyway? She will have nannies, housekeepers, chefs, secretaries, not to mention gardeners, chauffeurs, who knows what else? Most of we minions wear all of those hats every day, hence need mat leave to keep our babies alive!!!
    So effing what if she deigns to take a meeting to appear to earn the millions she would have inherited anyway.
    Did that seem bitter?

  4. mikey says:

    She’ll most likely have a baby nurse getting up during the night. Otherwise 2 weeks isn’t nearly enough time before going back to work. Complicates breast feeding too, but she won’t consider that. I think she’s in for a rude awakening.

  5. Relli says:

    Um all the baby nurses and office nurseries will not take away the searing pain going on between your legs and the delirious state your in from tending to someones needs every 2-3 hours. Nice try at playing “business woman” Ivanka, but try saying this a few times, “I am having a baby and my life is changing, its not all about me anymore.” admitting it is the first step.

  6. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    I only took 2 weeks maternity leave with my second baby, mostly because I need the money to pay my bills; not because I’m a control freak who’d rather micromanage my career then care for my child.

    As I said before, I just don’t like her because “The Donald” bought her that Wharton degree that she’s always bragging about (since she couldn’t even be bothered to show up for our
    women in religion class).

    @flounder, agreed.

  7. Blue says:

    2 wks. How exactly does she think she’s gonna pull that off. I was still sore 2 wks after and had trouble walking and sitting. If she goes the route of c section ( of course she is) then you are supposed to wait even longer to heal.

  8. Daisy Kenyon says:

    I hope the baby proves not too inconvenient for Ivanka.

  9. LunaT says:

    Her dad would probably berate her in front of an assembled congregation of Trump employees if she didn’t pop back to work super fast.

    @MorticiansDoItDeader—I love first hand gossip. Thank you! :)

  10. JustBe says:

    She sounds like she should be on that show ‘Pregnant in Heels’ where (I presume) a therapist attempts to council extremely rich, expectant parents on how to prepare for the arrival of a child with more affection and care than one would have if purchasing a new pet.

    I know that she’s in for a rude awakening. Not even considering the needs of the child, two weeks is not nearly enough time for a woman’s body to heal after childbirth, even if you’re in great shape. I remember when my first born was less than a few weeks old and I was so tired of being cooped up in the house that we went for a stroll through a mall. Two elderly women pulled my husband aside and said, you need to get her home, she thinks she’s fine, but her body needs more rest. Until he relayed this to me, I didn’t even realize how tired I was. It can be so hard, once you become a mother, to let go of the need to feel all-powerful and invincible and admit (at least temporarily) to feeling fatigued and needing rest and help.

    I certainly wish her and her new arrival the best. Maybe growing up with a constant flow of nannies and butlers and housekeepers, she can’t imagine that her new child will need her to be with him shortly after birth if the nannies are there to bathe, change and feed him, but the kid will.

  11. MollyB says:

    I remember my husband taking me to Target two weeks after my daughter was born. I was sooo excited to get out of the house. I made through, like, two aisles before I was too exhausted to go on. Of course, that was complicated by my super colicky baby who never slept more than thirty minutes at a stretch. It would have been awesome to be all *finger snap* “Baby nurse! Someone needs a diaper change!”

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    I hope she doesn’t have any complications, as I’m sure she’d hate to have to change her plans.

    (I ended up staying in the hospital for a FULL WEEK after I had my youngest – out-of-control blood pressure.)

  13. Melissa says:

    She probably has like, two meetings on the calendar in the month after her due date and so says she’s “going back to work”. I sincerely doubt she will be going back to work full time 2 weeks after birth.

  14. WoooHoooo says:

    I think Ivanka is a true class act. It’s not her fault that she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. But we haven’t seen her partying like a rock star or getting out of a vehicle with no underwear. I’m sure she will be a wonderful mother and I’m sure she appreciates that she is lucky enough to have help. Why do people feel the need to trash her, she is no Paris Hilton by any means????

  15. oh-bb says:

    I worked from home and only two two weeks of maternity leave… went back to 25 hours that first week and gradually ratcheted back up to a max of 40 for baby’s first year. I DON’T recommend it. I was so exhausted!

  16. TG says:

    @guilty pleasures – Agreed. She seems like a nice young woman, but she is uber rich as you said so her only taking 2 weeks means absolutely nothing to us normal people. She has someone to do everything for her. Many of us who work in large metropolitan areas have long commutes to work and aren’t lucky enough to live in some posh penthouse in NYC and roll out of bed to work. And why would anyone want to go to work in 2 weeks? Like someone mentioned above if she plans to breasfeed that won’t work because if her baby is like mine was as a newborn she will be feeding nearly non-stop. There is no schedule for a 2 week old

  17. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @LunaT, I’ve mentioned it in every Ivanka thread because it’s important to remember that celebrities (and their children) live by a whole different set of rules. No wonder they’re so delusional!

  18. the original bellaluna says:

    Considering who (what) her parents are, this shouldn’t really come as a shock to anyone.

    She sounds like having her child is just a blip in her schedule, a minor little thing like taking a 2 week business trip.

    No thanks; I’ll keep my less-than-rolling-in-money life.

  19. Blue says:

    She looks like Bristol or Bristol looks like her. It’s been driving me nuts, seeing the pic on the main screen and thinking ” ugh her again”

  20. mommyesq says:

    Sure, she “can” go back to work in 2 weeks—but who wants to leave their baby to go meet with a bunch of stuffy business people?! Yeah, when she realizes the baby is growing up way faster than she ever could have imagined, do you think she’ll think—”wow, i’m so glad i made a point and went to those meetings when she was a newborn instead of savoring those precious moments! I rock!” Ugh, i hate them all…….she’s setting back working moms like 25 years.

  21. Christine says:

    Two things: HA! To her and her 2 weeks off. She won’t be able to think straight with a 2 week old at home. Even with help.
    Also, I LOVE SALT BAGELS. Omg, finally, a place I can get some love for it!

  22. original kate says:

    does anyone really think ivanka will be caring for the baby? that kid will most likely think his mommy is one of his fleet of nannies. ugh – all the trumps can go away.

  23. tapioca says:

    Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at The Trump Organization.

    I wonder how she got the job!

  24. the original bellaluna says:

    @ Christine – I’ve loved salt bagels since I was a senior in high school. I had a friend who worked at a bagel shop, and she’d bring me the throw-aways from the previous day.

  25. Tia says:

    High five on the Nice try at playing “business woman” Ivanka, but try saying this a few times, “I am having a baby and my life is changing, its not all about me anymore.” admitting it is the first step

    After my son was born, I wanted to be the one who took care of his every need, not some nanny give me a break. Once you spend time with your precious being you brought into this world, it is not about YOU anymore. I haven’t worked since he was born and feel soooooooooooooo thankful I haven’t.

  26. Tia says:

    POOR BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. MikeyAngel says:

    I hope she doesnt have complications either. I had a spinal headache (the epidural was either too deep or too shallow and spinal fluuid was leaving from my spinal column) and was in the ER 5 days after birth, then the UTI I got from birth (never had a UTI before, either the meconium in the amniotic fluid or the fact that I was catharized)
    kept me out of commission for another week after, so I wasn’t even feeling anywhere in the ballpark of decent until 2 weeks after birth. I went back to work one day a week 13 days after birth. Back to work full time after 6 weeks. I don’t know why anyone who could afford it would leave their baby.

  28. bluhare says:

    Too funny. I thought it was Bristol Palin!

  29. Hooblie says:

    I think she is forgetting that bond….you know when baby gets to know mom…..can’t get that from a nurse maid.

  30. Elizabeth says:

    @ morticiansdoitdeader

    A mortician who went to wharton’s and a mom too. And finds time to check the gossip sites (like me!). I am very impressed!

  31. KateNonymous says:

    Two weeks after giving birth, I was in no shape to participate in a meeting. I’m not going to get into the issue of whether she should be doing that because of the baby–I wonder if she’ll be physically and mentally able to do that. Early motherhood can be bone-drainingly exhausting, no matter how much help you have.

  32. mimi says:

    I went back to work 6 days, YES, 6 days after my daughter was born. I was 31 years old and had to work. I had no choice, but I did fine. I was on my feet all day, 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. 20 years ago, you did what you had to do…I also went home the same day she was born cause I had no insurance. People now a days seem awfully pampered to me. JMO

  33. futureperfect says:

    “I hope the baby proves not too inconvenient for Ivanka.” Ditto @Daisy.

    I don’t the issue here is having to go back to work to cover the bills and thus feed/shelter the baby. It’s just Ivanka adjusting her balls as it were.

    You never know when something’s being printed out of context to create drama (because this is a red-hot topic), but setting up meetings before the baby is out and healthy, when one can afford not to, seems unnecessarily machine-like.

  34. edvard says:

    this sends such a bad message to new mother’s (and society! ) who already have so much pressure —social, personal and professional. This power trip stuff is for the birds.

  35. lucy2 says:

    I hope someday she doesn’t regret taking more time, when she clearly can afford to.

  36. duh says:

    Bitch, please! You are going to have nannies and nurses 24/7 around your baby! You’re going to see this poor baby 1-2 hours a day max! Why have a baby then? I didn’t know she’s that stupid!

    Besides, I don’t think it’s so necessary that she’s at the meetings… She always seemed like a puppet to me, listening to her daddy, without a will of her own. She’s so bored and spoiled. The only reason she wants to go back to work so soon is because she doesn’t see herself taking care of the baby. So cold and drained of any human emotions that she would rather spend time pretending that she’s working.

  37. bigchili says:

    I think 2 weeks leave is doable if needed… I took 4 weeks of maternity leave with my son – he was born at the beginning of December and I am the accountant for a small business so I had to get back to do the end of year financials. I was able to turn an empty office into a nursery but I didn’t have any nannies or baby nurses and it all worked really well for us.

    Now, I’m not saying I wouldn’t have liked to take more leave than that, I really would have. It just wouldn’t have worked in my situation.

  38. mzjask says:

    i love her! that woman WORKS!!

  39. Lisa says:

    She’s like many first-time mothers. You really have no idea how you will feel and no idea about how much having a child changes your life. I wouldn’t give any credence to what she says until after the baby is born.

  40. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @Elizabeth, I went to Penn SAS (school of arts and sciences) and was a biological basis of behavior major (which is basically a glorified biology major). However, Wharton students took prerequisites with the rest of us. I may have had to go back to work right after having my son, but I always have time to check celebitchy (it’s one of the few perks of being your own boss).

  41. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Someone alert Natalie Portman. Anyway…

    Why do I always see babies so tiny that the cord hasn’t fallen out at the mall? Why do people do this!?!? I hear those gulpy little cries and suddenly I’m thrown into Uterine Alert and I wrap the poor little angel up and take him somewhere clean and quiet, out of public and with smarter versions of their parents. I have known more than one woman (girl, actually…says it all) who have gone straight from the hospital to the mall. What is that? What is so important at the mall that you have to drag a baby who is less than a day old (and the cooch that brought it forth)? That presses my cider something fierce.

  42. Serdar Akin says:

    Dont worry, Trumps really do know what they are doing, in business life, social life, and family life.
    :) even their babyes…:)

  43. Yasmine says:

    I think that she frustrates me with that comment because she says it so non-chalantly and makes it seem as though it is not a big deal to go to work after a mere 2 weeks. Months of maternity leave then seem indulgent and not productive enough (and I mean productive only in terms of profit for the big pockets of CEOs in big companies). People are calling her out on her privilege because the ease of going to work 2 weeks later is afforded at the expense of hired help that most people could never afford in their lifetime, myself included. It can be really frustrating to see how out of reach people like her and Goop are. For anyone who had to go to work after 2 weeks to pay the bills, I have major respect for your hard work. No one should have to though, that’s the point of mat leave. The Canadian Union for Postal Workers here in Canada really fought for female workers and were responsible for the mat leave we have in Canada today. They’re now going on strike (*sigh*) and asking for our support. Meanwhile, this woman who has never had to work hard for anything (including that class she skipped and got a grade for that one commentator mentioned) can “impress” us with going back to work a mere 2 weeks later. What an absurd world we live in.

  44. Mimi says:

    At 2 weeks, she could be so exhausted and sleep deprived.

    A baby needs so much care and attention that even with help, you are soooo tired and need to work 24/7 that I can’t see how she can manage that.

  45. betty says:

    Why bother having kids if you don’t want to spend the time,it a difference if there is a financial hardship because most jobs give more than that maternity leave. To each his own.

  46. duh says:

    @Mimi – she’ll have an army of nannies, she won’t take care of the baby herself. The baby will probably live in a guest house or such so she can get a good night’s sleep. Just like Elton’s son.

  47. e.non says:

    oh hell … she looks like a blond bristol palin. someone should tell her that — she’d flip her shit being the trump princess compared to the wasilla grifter.

  48. The Truth Fairy says:

    Has she been going to her mother’s plastic surgeon?? Yikes!

  49. RHONYC says:

    i saw her on the street a few months back. assessment:

    gorgeous shiny hair.

    legs for days. :lol:

  50. april says:

    Every person that I know that brags how hard they work, in actuality, work less than every body else. Those that don’t brag about it are the ones that really do work hard. I have zero respect for her.

  51. KateNonymous says:

    @Jo “Mama” Besser (#41): Then you would have hated my stepsister-in-law, who stopped by her school on the way home from the hospital each time and had every kid in her class hold the baby. FWIW, her kids are never sick.

    We took our baby to Costco when she was a few days old. When she started day care, everyone said, “She’ll get sick within the first week.” Instead, it was months before even her first cold.

    So maybe get down off your high horse? Or at least out of one stirrup?

  52. original kate says:

    all you ladies posting about how “exhausted and sleep deprived” ivanka will be are too cute. it warms my cynical heart that you think ivanka trump is going to be getting up 4-5 times a night, breastfeeding, changing diapers, etc. she probably won’t even see the kid except at bath-time, when she’ll pop her head in and ask the one of the nannies how the day was and if the kid is still alive.

  53. fizXgirl314 says:

    good for her… she probably learned from all the bimbos her dad marries that nobody respects a free loading dumb bitch…

  54. DSMR says:

    Why she feels she has to justify how hard of a worker she alludes to be speaks volumes. I can only hope she chooses a natural child birth. So she can feel what it is like to really work for something. I digress. She and her baby will be doped to the moon so she won’t feel a thing, only so she can say afterward: “take it, I have meetings!”

  55. Minx2 says:

    Ivanka is all about control. She thinks(many first time moms do) that she’ll be able to schedule and control the baby, her own body etc. She won’t. I just hope she’ll be able to face it and accept it. Babies grow up awfully fast, I’ve always believed that mine needed my full attention the first year and I was fortunate to be able to give them that. To be honest, I couldn’t even THINK of anything else the first year (and couldn’t sit or walk comfortably for the first two weeks). Ivanka should just relax and enjoy it instead of trying to be a supermom/businesswoman. She’ll have plenty of opportunites later.

  56. Madison says:

    @Original kate, I couldn’t agree more that is spot on the way it will happen, plus I think she’ll go for the c-section so the baby comes right on schedule and ivanka has more time for meetings.

  57. Andie B says:

    Don’t ya love how some first time mothers think it will all just slot in around their lives. Nothing prepares you for what it will do to your life – whether you are super-rich or just an average person. Yes, she may have nannies etc, but it is still an adjustment. I would love to see an interview with her when baby is 4 weeks old.

  58. Louise says:

    The only reason I clicked on this story was to comment how much she looks like Bristol Palin. I guess it’s the combination of weight and the hairstyle.

  59. Hakura says:

    I was 2wks late, myself. My little brother (6 years younger) & I had the same due date, both due for April 9th. I was born 2 wks late (April 23), & he was born 2wks wks early (March 26). =)

    You just never know, it’s really foolish to try to ‘plan’ nature like you’re running a ‘business’. Only way to be ‘sure’ is to plan to be ‘induced’, or have a C-section, ahead of time. (Which wouldn’t be surprising, more & more celebrities & business women seem to be doing that these days.)

  60. Joey says:

    I’ve always liked Ivanka and I hope she is just totally clueless because she doesn’t have kids yet and doesn’t realize how her life will change because of her child. I also hope that we will hear her admit that in a post partum interview.

  61. kazoo says:

    if she were a man, nobody would even be questioning this. how many days do men take off for their children’s birth? most of the ones i know only take half/full day on the day OF birth.

    if she physically feels fine to go back to work and wants to, she should.

  62. k says:

    This is a little off topic but I read recently that her husband was a poor student and his Dad (a criminal) bought him his entrance into Harvard…funny because Donald Trump kept questioning Pres. Obama’s intelligence and admittance to the ivy league. Who is the dummy now Trump?

  63. Isa says:

    Well, she’s a business woman. Sitting in on some meetings isn’t very physically exhausting.

    As for healing after birth…well every birth is different. I was fine afterwards, up and walking around 30 minutes after.

    If she plans on nursing then she will just have to pump before the meetings and whoever is taking care of the baby can bottle feed her/him. This is a woman that has the means to make it happen. Although I don’t personally understand why you wouldn’t want to take a break. It hurts so badly that you never get that time back!

  64. Maddox says:

    There’s a weird resemblance between Ivanka and Bristol Palin.

  65. Maddox says:

    @ bluhare I thought I was having an original thought, but I’m reading through the posts and I see you beat me to it :)

  66. duh says:

    If she goes back to work after two weeks, she’s sending a signal to all the females working for her dad that they too should go back to work after 2 weeks. Well, if she can, why can’t they? Except, they really work hard and Ivanka is only fooling around pretending that she’s working. Is this a new ‘family-friendly’ policy of the Trumps?

  67. Micki says:

    I’m not overly iritated from her statement.I know women, who did it(forced by some circumstances) and she will have all the help she’ll need.
    Besides she can have a meeting in her own house or video conferences or phone talk.She’ll be driven or flown around if needed.It’s all feasible if your name is Trump.
    My son slept about 20h a day in the first 2 months so if’s she’s that lucky she can manage quite well not to get distracted.

    Personally I’d rather see someone like her going back to work than another Victoria Beckam showing fat-free body only 4 weeks after the birth.

  68. e.non says:

    oh please. the only time she’ll put in with this baby will be the ‘exclusive’ photo ssession she’ll shop for the people cover. she’ll never see/smell a dirty diaper or puked up formula (no way she’ll breastfeed; esp with those implants). all interactions will be conducted thru the various nannies/nurses and possibly webcam. although i bet ivana will make a fun granny…

  69. Barbara says:

    She is having a Cancer/Moonchild so I hope she gives it the close mothering that it needs. They are needy babies, I know I was one. :-)

  70. Lucky Charm says:

    Marion C. is back to work after two weeks, just saying…

  71. hmmhmm says:

    If any of you have seen the Johnson & Johnson heir making his documentary, the life of the rich and famous offsprings..can’t remember the name, it was quite interesting. She said her father didn’t give her or her brother too much and I kinda believe that. I mean, her dad is pretty brutal, daddy’s girl or not. And she’s gone to school and held job even if it was modeling. Even though she was born into it, she could be worse.

  72. Neena says:

    ‘Yasmine’ – I 100% agree about your comments. Particularly this:

    ‘Months of maternity leave then seem indulgent and not productive enough (and I mean productive only in terms of profit for the big pockets of CEOs in big companies). People are calling her out on her privilege because the ease of going to work 2 weeks later is afforded at the expense of hired help that most people could never afford in their lifetime, myself included. It can be really frustrating to see how out of reach people like her and Goop are. For anyone who had to go to work after 2 weeks to pay the bills, I have major respect for your hard work. No one should have to though, that’s the point of mat leave.’

    So true. To some of the other commenters on this site. Ivanka won’t be exhausted because she will have the birth induced to fit into her schedule and also she will have staff – particularly a maternity nurse to help. ALL celeb’s do.

    Like alot of wealthy people she will probably on do 50% of the child rearing.

  73. Mika says:

    I really don’t care. I think six months of maternity leave should be available to all women, but if you don’t want it, no one should judge you for not taking it. My mum had four kids and rarely took more then a few weeks of mat. leave. She’s a partner in a law firm and when she didn’t work from home, she brought us to work. It worked out for all of us.

  74. Lady La La says:

    PUSH PRESENT???? What the hell is dat??

  75. Mrs. Odie 2 says:

    Every two hours is the guideline for how often to breastfeed, but it’s the time from start to start again. It goes like this: latch baby on, nurse (anywhere from 5 minutes to 45 depending on the baby), burp baby, change baby, swaddle and rock baby, realize you have about 20 minutes before you need to start again.

  76. GeekLuva says:

    When my sister had her first babe she couldn’t even get in and out of an actual bed. So she slept on the couch and I slept on the floor next to her to be her go-fer. This was for 2 weeks while she healed from her episiotomy. I just don’t see Ivanka even with help, bouncing back like she thinks…

  77. dorothy says:

    Well of course. It’s just a baby. A small humane being. Why would it need any bonding time with it’s mom. Meetings are far more important. I realize it’s a goal to be a super mom, but really…let’s get our priorities
    in order.

  78. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    @k: Sounds like an interesting read, where did you happen to find it? I’m not even from America, but that War on Sanity he waged against the president had everyone I know rolling his or her eyes whilst running off to the polling booths for our 34th election in nine weeks. Well, that’s what it felt like.

    @Lady La La: a ‘push present’ is exactly what you think it is. I’ve never even been pregnant but that term gives me the creeps.

    @hmmmm: I saw that documentary a few years ago. I had forgotten that she was in it, what with the over the top odiousness of so many of its subjects craning for my memory space. I couldn’t even dream up that level of caricature but many of those kids lived down the stereotypes that followed them around. Gross.

  79. Abby says:

    I know when I had my kid, I had to go back to school (college, not a ‘Teen Mom’ mom) when he was only about 10 days old (born on a Thurs, went back on Mon), but I had to. Luckily I didn’t go back to work until about 2.5 months later.

  80. MrsOdie2 says:

    I have no love for Ivanka, and I hate her dad, The Donald, but I’m willing to cut her some slack. I was just as naive about how having an infant would transform my life. We all were. You have NO idea until it happens to you. I wish her luck.

  81. Marilyne says:

    She probably planned the birth of the baby like anything else! I highly doubt she would take the risk of beeing late!!

  82. Autumnstars says:

    I very much hope that she changes her tune after the baby is born. :/

  83. metatrix says:

    I will probably only be able to take off a max of 3 months. Most women in my field take off 6 weeks. I know some who could only do 2-3 weeks. Maternity leave is not very well….accepted in certain industries.

  84. Shannon says:

    I think it’s weird how many people think they have a right to tell pregnant (or recently pregnant) women what to do. As long as she’s feeling up to it, Ivanka has every right to go back to work when she wants to. She’s not a bad mother for it just because some others wouldn’t choose that route.

  85. Mizz Tickles says:

    Having babies is hard I don’t know how people do it – once I watched childbirth on you tube it turned me right off, it was an episiotomy. Kudo’s to the women who go through this.

  86. Michelle says:

    She’s a millionaire. Donald Trump has proudly said that he never did anything for his babies including never changing a diaper. They have more money than most of us could even imagine. It’s a whole different world.

  87. Lo says:

    People who put their work schedule ahead of their own children should not have children. And then they wonder why their children grow up with so many issues. Shame on her.

  88. Morgan Stewart says:

    I can’t believe how many people have stories about their complications! Sure, childbirth isn’t always simple, but remember that complications are the exception. I gave birth at 8 AM, was home 12 hours later (and would have left the hospital earlier, but we had to wait for the pediatrician to come from his office to discharge my new son). The next day I took my son to an escrow office because my husband and I were refinancing our house and there were papers to sign. I had arranged for up to 6 weeks leave by combining sick time and vacation, but by the end of the first week I was going nuts at home and by the end of the second week, I had found a sitter and was back to work full time. My husband and I took turns sleeping in the same room with our son so each of us had an uninterrupted night every other day – I recommend this to all the pregnant couples I meet. So you don’t have to be a Trump and a VP to go back to work in 2 weeks, or even less, you just have to have a normal delivery and someone to share the 2 AM feedings with.

  89. Kimberly says:

    I was back to work three days after my daughter was born and she went with me. I went back to work 10 days after my son was born via C-Section to work 1/2 days until my doctor released me for full days. Two weeks off would have been a dream!

  90. Anonymous says:

    2 weeks is plenty and get formula & bottles before leaving the hospital. DO NOT NURSE YOUR BABY(disgusting & time consuming) I never did and my mother did not nurse her 10 children. GET BOTTLES.