When Allyson Downey became pregnant, she was a rising star at a Wall Street investment bank. When she experienced pregnancy complications, her colleagues stopped returning her calls and pushed her out on medical leave. Now a successful entrepreneur, Downey conducted interviews and surveyed thousands of women to develop a framework for managing your career and home life during pregnancy and motherhood. Downey presents options and shares the stories of successful women who navigated the tricky shoals of birth and work. LetsRead recommends her guide to professional mothers and mothers-to-be, and those who manage them, especially in places where you may find little government, societal or corporate support.