Wondering if there are other women on here who are taking exams while also growing their families. I have never been on the NCARB community before, so not sure how active people are here..
4 years ago I lost 3 exams that I had previously passed due to the 5 year rolling clock. I had 5 passed exams and failed one; so I lost 3 exams! NCARB only extends the rolling clock by 6 months for women who just had babies. Anyone who has had a child knows that 6 months is nothing. In addition, to get an accommodation to be able to pump during a break you need to jump through so many hoops and to add insult to injury you have to call breastfeeding a medical condition. 4 years ago I was in so much pain during the exam that I could not concentrate and failed and then ended up with a clogged duct, mastitis and a terribly reduced supply. Now, after having had a second baby I am back to a place where I could be loosing my other 2 passed exams.
It feels extremely disappointing and it feels as though women are unjustly penalized and not supported and then we wonder why women leave the profession after having babies.
SUPPORT MOTHERS!!!! KEEP WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION.
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