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America’s child-care crisis: ‘The entire system is experiencing pressure from every angle and something’s got to blow’

Even if many expecting parents have their packed “go bag,” assembled the crib and adorned baby’s room, they still might not be fully prepared for life with a child.

They better brace themselves even more, a new survey says — not only for sleepless nights, but also for steep childcare costs and career choices they weren’t anticipating. Two-thirds of expecting parents told Care.com CRCM, -2.68% they thought the price of raising a newborn child wouldn’t affect their career choices.

But once they had kids, 63% of survey participants said the rising costs forced a career move.

• 38% changed jobs to increase take-home pay.

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