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when to take maternity leave D+M+C Due February 10; 1 child; British Columbia 325 posts
20th Nov '12

So i am deciding when to take maternity leave. I think right up until i can't anymore but SO is saying January 1 because he's worried and wants me home. Even told my daughters daycare that she will not be coming back in January. So now im sort of in a pickle. Should i just take that time before baby and get ready and spend time with my almost 4 year old before baby comes? Or try to stay at work.
Ps. Money is not an issue. I don't have to be working i just wanted to :)

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
20th Nov '12

How much time do you get. I mean if you only get 6 weeks off and you leave 5 weeks before you're due it could be an issue. If you don't need to be working and would like some extra time with your daughter maybe take off around 38 weeks.

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
20th Nov '12

i would try to stay a little longer, idk how long maternity leave is but you dont want to have to go back too soon after baby is born.

D+M+C Due February 10; 1 child; British Columbia 325 posts
20th Nov '12

I get a year off

abcde 10877 posts
20th Nov '12

i mean if money isnt an issue and you have more then 6-8 weeks of leave i say stay take the leave. but if you only have 6 weeks i would wait. my sister in law saved up all her time (vacation and maternity) and then took her leave the day she went into labor. she got to stay home for almost 5 months with her son

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Danika + mommy + peanut:" I get a year off"

In that case take the time off.

Momma +2 Girls 2 kids; Indiana 3612 posts
20th Nov '12

I quit at 30 weeks. Maternity leave wasnt an option and money wasnt an issue for me either. Its nice to relax a little and get things situated before the baby comes.

abcde 10877 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Danika + mommy + peanut:" I get a year off"


I missed where you were from.
Then go for it and take the time off. if money isnt an issue and you have a year off



ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
20th Nov '12

If money's not an issue, once you use your disability you can use FMLA to get up to 12 weeks I think...you don't get paid for it, but it will guarantee that they hold your job for you.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
20th Nov '12

Oh. I just saw that you live in Canada too...haha in that case relax and take it easy :)

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
20th Nov '12

i would try to stay a little longer, idk how long maternity leave is but you dont want to have to go back too soon after baby is born.

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Danika + mommy + peanut:" I get a year off"


HOLY CRAP! My god, take the time off.

D+M+C Due February 10; 1 child; British Columbia 325 posts
20th Nov '12

Thanks alot ladies! I think i will keep Jan 1 date then. Im a little sad to leave. I feel like im giving it up to easily lmao!

D+M+C Due February 10; 1 child; British Columbia 325 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Momma +2 Girls:</b>" I quit at 30 weeks. Maternity leave wasnt an option and money wasnt an issue for me either. Its nice to relax a little and get things situated before the baby comes."</blockquote>



Was your other lo in daycare!?

Momma +2 Girls 2 kids; Indiana 3612 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Danika + mommy + peanut:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Momma +2 Girls:</b>" I quit at 30 weeks. Maternity leave wasnt ... [snip!] ... Its nice to relax a little and get things situated before the baby comes."</blockquote> Was your other lo in daycare!?"</blockquote>



Preschool. She goes two days a week still instead of 4 since i quit my job. Id keep her home with me all the tome except she LOVES going. It gives me a little break, too. Shes 4.