I live in a major city, but commute over an hour to a small town for work everyday. It's not exactly an ideal place to work, but I got offered a large raise to transfer to that store, so I did. I knew that town was a little backwards, but I didn't realize just how backwards until I got pregnant. My store is in a very small mall, so news travels fast. As soon as I started showing, everybody knew I was pregnant. Well while I was buying something in a neighboring store the other day, their manager told me she was really going to miss me after I had the baby. I told her that it's just till June and then I'll be back. She looked at me like I'd grown a 2nd head and asked what I was talking about. I said that I'd be back from maternity leave in early June. She was still looking at me like I was crazy, and said, "But you can't work after you have the baby! You need to stay home and take care of your daughter". I asked her if she'd lost her mind and reminded her that she knows that my husband only works part time right now because he's in school. I asked just who she thought was going to pay my mortgage if I quit. She answered that it didn't matter, and if I was going to be have a baby, I needed to stay home and take care of her. Since this conversation, I've had the same conversation with at least 3 other people. I think it's crazy that they can't accept a working mother in 2013!