So, we have 3 kids, and I'm pretty well versed in a lot of baby stuff, except maternity leave. I was a SAHM when I had the first three, so I have no idea how one handles maternity leave. Our company guidelines are sketchy... just to keep the managing partner informed of goings on, and schedule maternity leave as early as possible.
With Libby and with Jake, I was induced. Libby because she was just late, and Jake because we had a lot of problems and my doc was as anxious to get him out as I was, so she induced me just after we hit the 38w mark and I was already a bit dilated/effaced. But, I only had two days notice on him.
I'm a planner by nature (ha, except when it comes to actually getting pregnant, LOL), so just curious how you handled it. I'm taking 8 weeks off, I think, but don't want to take any time off before actually going to the hospital to deliver. I get 3 weeks paid leave, then the rest will be vacation/comp time. Not having a paycheck for any of the time off really isn't an option right now, though I'm trying to get some money banked just in case.
Anyhoo. I know it's entirely too early to even think about this. Appreciate your thoughts!
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