CFA CFA Level 2 I want to retake level II next year but just found out I’m pregnant

I want to retake level II next year but just found out I’m pregnant

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    • Avatar of cfagirlcfagirl
        • CFA Level 2

        hi all,

        i just found out im pregnant and I want to retake level II next June. I’m due 2-3 weeks before the level II exam date. Should I even attempt to do it? 

      • Avatar of JaminioSilvaJaminioSilva
          • CFA Charterholder

          answer, No.

           I took L2
          three months after my wife had our first child and it was a massive
          error. Not only was I completely exhausted, my study time was poor due to
          having to look after my new family and I missed out on time with my child when
          he was very young. My wife tried to be supportive but after the exam she said
          she felt abandoned. I couldn’t imagine what it would have been like if I had had the baby myself!

          I spoke to my local CFA society who was trying to sell me on joining and when I
          said I had just had a new baby, she said “so you will be deferring
          then?” she was very surprised when I said no.

          yourself and your family a favor, defer to next year.

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          I completely agree with @JaminioSilva. I don’t see how it’s possible to have a 2-3 week old stay at home while you go take the exam for the entire day.

          It’s a shame to defer for another year, but I’m quite sure it won’t work out if you try and have a kid and the CFA exam a few weeks after that.

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