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cowboysgirl87

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maturnity leave???
« on: December 02, 2013, 06:51:53 pm »
When's a good time to take maturnity leave? My job and boss are super flexible and said I can take FMLA whenever I want too. But I'm wondering when all u ladies did.

taliciaf24

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Re: maturnity leave???
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 07:04:39 pm »
I waited until I had my baby.

Mom2B87

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 07:14:56 pm »
I'd save whatever you can plus maternity leave so you can have more time with baby. But if they're flexible you can when u feel like u can't work anymore.  I worked until 34 weeks then I took leave until I had my daughter than had maternity leave. I wish I would've saved that for after having her. With my next child I will work until I deliver unless Dr. authorizes bed rest.

cowboysgirl87

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Re: maturnity leave???
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 07:28:29 pm »
Yeah I Wld like more time at home with him.But its getting harder to be on my feet for so long. I'm an assistant manager at a gas station. Just wanted some advice from u ladies to find out a good time too.

knschenck

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013, 07:33:30 pm »
I planned on working until the day of but because of preeclampsia I was hospitalized a week b4 giving birth. My doctors had 2 fill out paperwork estimating when I would b out 4 short term disability. But my leave actually started from when I was hospitalized.

jenwilliams93

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Re: maturnity leave???
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2013, 08:22:15 pm »
Because of preterm labor I took about 7 weeks in total

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Re: maturnity leave???
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 08:29:28 pm »
I took 3 weeks before I deliver and 6 weeks after. Then I got my FMLA which I will be starting next week. That's another 6 weeks

taliciaf24

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Re: maturnity leave???
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 10:48:43 pm »
It's hard, but you can do it! I kept working 40 hours a week on my feet all day. We women are strong!

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Re: maturnity leave???
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 01:06:53 am »
I was serving and was in a lot of pain so I started my leave at 37 weeks. I wish I could have gone longer. Unfortunately I don't get paid leave but I can be gone for about 6 months and still come back.

tanyagarton91

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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 06:11:04 am »
I left a week befote baby was born but i only worked 2 nights a week so i could handle it that heavily pregnant lol i just wanted more time with baby rather than more time off work whilst preg , my jobs easy n i enjot it so i stuk it out longer bit if you work long hours and have a stressful job id take leave as soon as i felt i couldbt cope no more x

cowboysgirl87

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Re: maturnity leave???
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 10:12:08 am »
Thanks ladies. U guys are amazing!! And I'm def gna stick it out as long as I possibly can. And just curious..is there no way to. Get any paid leave on maternity?

knschenck

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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2013, 10:15:07 am »
My job offers short term disability and u can use ur leave. I would see about short term disability.

tanyagarton91

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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2013, 04:11:54 pm »
Where u from? In uk we get 9 months maternity pay from goverment if you dot get statutory from your employers, i dot do enuff hours to get paid from work so had to aply for maternity allowence .. My girls 3 months n i stil aint got any money yet because of a big mix up grrr lol x

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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2013, 05:11:18 pm »
With my company the assistant and store manager got paid leave. Since I'm the assistant, I was lucky. But some coworkers didn't get paid leave. It really depends on where you work in the states.

cowboysgirl87

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Re: maturnity leave???
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2013, 05:29:41 pm »
I'm from Iowa.