What do you do when you've just started a new, high-pressure, high-profile job... and then find out that you're pregnant? This April 18th article by The Associate Press tackled the question, focusing on a recent photo of Spain's new defense minister, who is 37 years old and seven months pregnant:
But some women who felt a jolt of sisterly pride from across the Atlantic also felt a pang of empathy at another part of the story. In Spain, some were questioning whether Carme Chacon should be able to take her state-mandated 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, given the importance of her job.
And that kind of dilemma resonates for women anywhere who have jobs they need and value: What do you do when the timing of motherhood clashes with the upward trajectory of your career?
Time Magazine took a closer look at how Minister Chacon's pregnancy has been received in Spain: