I am newly pregnant and due in November. I am also in the yachting industry and plan on returning to work around June next year. The season is usually 6 to 7 months of the year. How will this impact my new born? This is my only means of income and a way to provide a better life for my kids. My parents would be caring for my kids while I am away.
How will this impact my new born?
A lot. For all practical purpose you will be gone from their life for long stretches of time. Nursing & feeding, diaper changes, playing, cuddling, comforting, reading, learning to talk and walk are all things you will not be able to do when you are gone.
Small kids need consistency and predictability which you will not be able to give them. It may be best in your case, to have your parents be the "de-facto" parents of your kids as well. They will be the ones doing the work and who will be there 24/7. You should discuss with your parents how you want to handle roles and responsibilities, decision making, value systems and then let them run the show as they see fit. You can engage with your kids when you are back home, but make sure it doesn't interfere with the parenting of your parents.