A handful of the league's top players are looking to return next year as they prepare to give birth in the coming months.
Yarrawonga duo Sarah Senini and Laura Irvine are among a handful of elite players who plan to play on in 2021.
"I hope to play again, I played last year after having Tilly," Irvine said.
Tilly is 18 months old, so the centre court player was able to contest the O and M's last season in 2019 with this year wiped out due to COVID-19.
"It makes training and everything a bit more challenging (with the time constraints), but once you get back into it, it's not too bad," Irvine, who is due in September, said.
Two first-time mothers will be entering unchartered territory though when they launch a comeback.
"Hopefully I'll be back, but you just don't know what's going to happen come November, but the plan is to have a run around and it doesn't matter which grade," Senini said.
"Obviously I missed out having a season with 'Yarra', so I'm really looking forward to next year and being involved in some capacity."
"Not being able to socially catch up with the girls and interact has been tough," Senini said.
"Fitness-wise, it's been a bit of a hard slog to try and stay active, with gyms closed and netball training to keep me accountable."
Meanwhile, Wodonga Raiders' recruit Ellie Gleeson is expecting her first child in September, but is also looking to return.
"Yeah, absolutely, I had had a good pre-season, so hopefully I'll be able to get back," she said.
Gleeson spent four years playing US college basketball after finishing school in 2009.
But Gleeson also has O and M experience after time with North Albury and Albury, along with stints in basketball at the Lady Bandits and Bankstown Bruins.
"I suppose I haven't paid a lot of attention to netball, but I really enjoy it and it comes pretty naturally when I get back out there, I suppose it helps that the sports are similar," she said.
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"I probably won't go back to basketball, the option is the Lady Bandits and that's a big commitment in terms of travel and now starting a family and (partner) Joe (Lonergan) plays football at the Raiders, so it's the ability to go to the same place on the weekends."
Meanwhile, Albury coach Sarah Moore is taking a cheeky approach to next year.
"Part of the contract is no pregnancies (laughs)."