When you're pregnant and applying for a new job, you may wonder if you should bring up this information during your job hunt and at what point. If you're wondering if you should include the fact that you're pregnant in a cover letter, keep in mind that employers can't legally discriminate against you if you're pregnant. As you write your cover letter
, remember that the purpose of this document is to establish why you are a great hire and to go over some of your greatest professional accomplishments. Just like you wouldn't add that you enjoy cross-country skiing or you make a great sushi roll, you should also steer clear of mentioning that you are expecting a baby in the near future. Of course, you shouldn't hide the fact that you are pregnant from an employer. It is more appropriate to bring up the fact that you're pregnant in one of the first interactions you have with an employer after you submit an application. For instance, if you get called in for an interview, you may want to go over your plans for maternity leave as well as why your pregnancy won't be a deterrent to your professional progression.