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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    • cfagirl
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      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? 

    • JaminioSilva
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      Short
      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!

       Interestingly,
      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.

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

    • artyeasel
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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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