DrDrA wonders how to keep her lab family-friendly while maintaining productivity. First, she says that she's excited when a member of her lab is pregnant (so far, her experience has been with maternity, not paternity leave) and tries to be flexible during that time. She also works with the individual on maternity leave time, which she says is usually about three months.

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