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How many weeks are you planning on taking off for maternity leave!

I'd love to take 12, or just quit my job, but I dont have the money for that!


Asked by shanapiv at 8:08 PM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • i know what you mean! i would LOVE to take a month before giving birth and a couple after the baby is born, cant imagine leaving it at all, but my job only allows 8 weeks unpaid if i want them to guarantee i have a job to go back to-so unless there are major complications that is what i will have to do since i am doing this parenting thing on my own

    Answer by dez1379 at 8:11 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • In Canada you get a year off and get money from the government (employment insurance). I wouldn't think of taking anything less than a year...but I know that's not usually possible if you don't have a government program to help support you.

    Answer by tobys.mommy at 9:57 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • The US government says that a person can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave to take care of oneself, a newborn, or an ill family member. I plan on taking all 12 weeks.

    Answer by yolin_star at 11:11 PM on Dec. 18, 2010