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When is it best to go on maternity leave?

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Asked by campbellb3421 at 2:38 PM on Jun. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • that choice is really up to you unless you are having complications in your pregnancy. I am 32 weeks and i just put my maternity notice in.

    Answer by mommie_of02 at 2:39 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • It is up to how u r feeling and how long the doctor says u can keep working. How far along r u?

    Answer by dancer at 2:40 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • Some employers want you to go as soon as your last trimester,
    or as soon as your 7th month.
    Some just want you to go as soon as you start showing,
    But It is up to you and your comfort level.
    If you cant stand being at work and they will pay you your leave then GO FOR IT!!!!
    Good Luck.

    Answer by newathis918 at 2:41 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • I waited until I was a week late and a day before my induction.
    I didn't want to waste days off without a baby.

    Answer by Candi1024 at 2:48 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • I was scheduled to be induced on a Tuesday w/my 1st & then scheduled C w/my 2nd. I worked up until the Friday before. I wanted to use my time off AFTER I had my baby...not before they were even born.

    Unless there is a medical reason to go out early, I personally would hold out as long as possible.


    Answer by cheekycherub at 2:49 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • i plan on working until i go into labor

    Answer by jenn660 at 3:07 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • ...unless the doctor takes me out early

    Answer by jenn660 at 3:07 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • I waited til 3 weeks before I was due expecting an early delivery w/ #4, he was born 2 weeks later and then I had 6 weeks off, gave me 8 weeks total, however- had he came late... my leave would have extended longer than my wallet planned for. :)

    Answer by 2teens2LOs at 3:13 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • after u have the baby.

    Answer by mrsary at 4:50 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • I am only 27 weeks but i just got hired at a new place and wont be starting there till Im 29 weeks. I was just curious because I know I will only be working at this job for a few weeks before i have to leave

    Comment by campbellb3421 (original poster) at 8:13 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

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