My friend, Kim, posted a great article re: the Working Mom, and I found it to be very reassuring.
The bottom line is that working moms do not harm their child in their cognitive and social development. In fact, according to this article, working moms contribute to their family financially, build stronger family relationships and have a positive state of mental health.
I LOVE my job. I love the flexibility of my job, my ability to work from home if needed, and the social aspect my job brings me. I know once I meet my daughter, I might have a change of heart and decide that what is best for her is to stay at home. I don't think I will know until I am a mom. For now I will say I am returning to work after my maternity leave. What are you going to do?