Why the pregnant pause? Women in performing arts still face baby barriers

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the Guardian—Soprano Julie Fuchs was asked to leave an opera cast because her pregnancy would ‘compromise its artistic integrity’. Why are companies not looking at different kind of compromises? Four days before rehearsals were set to begin for the Hamburg State Opera’s production of The Magic Flute, soprano Julie Fuchs received surprising news from her employers: she would no longer be allowed to perform the part of Pamina because to do so would “compromise the production’s artistic integrity”. The crux of...

Three teens and a baby: A pregnant pause before all hell breaks loose. The term ‘pregnant pause’ was invented for the last few weeks before giving birth.