Wow, Micah's Mom. Way to make perfectly fine day care mommy's feel like shit!
I went back at 6 weeks. I didn't have short term disability, so wasn't getting paid. I went back for 2 weeks part time at 6 weeks, then full time at 8 weeks. Dd went to day care and was very well cared for. She got sick and they gave her extra love and attention. Day care isn't always bad. She loves her teachers, and at almost two, she stops by the nursery every morning to see her old teachers and give hugs.
To OP: It's really up to you. Once your body is healed, typically around 6 weeeks or so, you can consider going back. I highly recommend going back part time to wean your self back into work if you can. If you can stay out longer, even better. I actually got a little lonely at home so went in to visit my office and hubbys during my leave. At the end of the day, it's what you feel most comfortble with.
at 10:42 AM on Apr. 22, 2009