06/11/2012 07:39 GMT

Power Maternity Leave Is The Latest Way To Make New Mums Feel Incompetent

Feeling pretty good about your work-life balance? Aww, how cute. Feel inadequate again with this new pseudo-trend: "mumpreneurs" who go on "power maternity leave" by taking advantage of all that free time a lady has directly before and after she pushes another human body out of her vagina to start their own maternity sportswear lines and vintage-inspired bridal boutiques.

According to Stylist, "Time out after a baby can feel like a step off the career ladder, but a growing number of women are using it to reinvent their work lives....a period away from work can be hugely positive – time to learn a language, take up a hobby or, as more and more women are doing, start a new business."