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When did you return back to work after delivering you child or children?

I had twins so I get 3 months off for my leave which is great since I am breastfeeding this is with pay . I can take up to a year without pay if I want to stay home til they are one. Yet in this economy I think I am going to have to return to keep us above water and out of debt.

When did and how did you all decide when it was time to go back?

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karing4elmas

Asked by karing4elmas at 5:35 PM on Jun. 16, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • i think it was almost 12weeks.
    lambdarose

    Answer by lambdarose at 5:39 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • oh im sorry i didn;t read the rest of the question. i had no choice in the matter. i had no choice but to go back to work.
    lambdarose

    Answer by lambdarose at 5:40 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • I have a choice, my husband makes enough so that I don't have to work but the truth is I enjoy my work. I own my business though technically I could easily assign my duties to someone else and still bring in a check as owner but like I said I enjoy my work. Most of my work can be done from home anyway and I've technically never had maternity leave - I was always back in my home office while my children took naps. I have a son who is nearly two weeks old and I started getting back into my work a couple days ago and that's the longest I've ever gone without working after each of my kids were born.
    anon1986East

    Answer by anon1986East at 5:50 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • When I had my oldest the mat leave was 6 months, but I didn't go back to work until he was almost 3. By the time I had my second, the gov't had increased mat leave to a year, so with stopping work at 8 months pregnant I went back to work when he was 11 months. With my third I had the year off and then it was summer so I didn't go back to work (in a school) until he was 15 months.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 5:59 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • It was 42 days with my first one and 43 days with my 2nd. I was in the military.
    jucyfrut

    Answer by jucyfrut at 6:55 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • 6 weeks after. i needed the money otherwise i would of love to take a year
    spidermonkey090

    Answer by spidermonkey090 at 7:45 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Wow that's great that you are stil lgetting paid!! I had dd without insurance and I had just started a new job when I found out I was pregnant so I didn't get any benefits. I had to take FMLA leave and offically give up my full time spot for a part time spot. When I talked to my boss about going back my boss told me she only had 15 hrs a week I could work and they were all midnights, so I just quit. At 4 1/2 weeks I ended up having to go to work in a pizza place.
    jedwards2009

    Answer by jedwards2009 at 8:04 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • 8 weeks
    Emmajosmommy

    Answer by Emmajosmommy at 11:58 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • I went back 6 weeks after my DS was born. We depend on two incomes, so it was necessary to go back.
    PANZONSMOM

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 12:38 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • With my 1st I had 6 wks (unpaid) off work, the 2nd was 8 wks (unpaid) off work and the 3rd I had 2 wks (unpaid) off work-- all 3 were c-sections
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 1:55 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

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