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maternity leave!! ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
27th Mar '13

How long did you take off?



I'm taking eight weeks this time (:
With Harley I took 10 and with Oliver I took 3.
3 was definately not long enough!

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10778 posts
27th Mar '13

3 months

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15605 posts
27th Mar '13

a year, but I live in Canada

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45869 posts
27th Mar '13

With my daughter, I had 12 months but I only took 5 months.



If I get pregnant again, I will take 6 months, then return to work part time or work from home.

PokkaDotts 2 kids; Cranbrook, British Columbia 1777 posts
27th Mar '13

A year, but I also live in Canada lol

A+E VBAC mama! 2 kids; Gaylord, Minnesota 12223 posts
27th Mar '13

12 weeks I'm approved for.... I'll take 3 weeks after that of personal leave.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18931 posts
27th Mar '13

I took 7 1/2 weeks.

ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
27th Mar '13

Why does Canada do 12?

Shannon +4 Due February 16; 52 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 7666 posts
27th Mar '13

A year paid im in Canada.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting **Hanna**:</b>" Why does Canada do 12?"</blockquote>




Because its the right thing to do. We are one of the only countries without a decent maternity leave policy.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
27th Mar '13

2 weeks pre baby, 15 weeks post birth, and I took my daughter with me to work until she was a year old.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45869 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting **Hanna**:" Why does Canada do 12?"


It's mandated by the Federal Government.



As long as you meet the requirements (certain number of hours worked prior to the start of your Mat. Leave), you qualify to receive 60% of your income up to $432 per week for 12 months.



It can also be split between both parents, and can be used for adoptive parents as well.

Subtle As A Hurricane 2 kids; Texas 4126 posts
27th Mar '13

7 weeks.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15605 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting **Hanna**:" Why does Canada do 12?"


Everyone who works pays into an employment insurance fund and once you've worked at least 600 hours (in most provinces) you are entitled to collect for a certain number of months depending on a variety of factors. One of the reasons to be allow to collect is for having a baby.

ShockersShufflers 19 kids; Iowa 1501 posts
27th Mar '13

That's really nice! I wish the US did that. Last year at open enrollment I turned down short term disability. I'm kicking myself in the ass now.