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how long after you have your baby can you return to work?

Posted by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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boshs1andonly
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:20 PM

It really depends on how well you recover. Most people I know take at least several weeks off. But that also depends on if you can afford it, and how your job works, stuff like that. I work for myself, mostly from home so I will be doing some work but not nearly as much as if I have the typical 9-5 job. So, I may not really be off except for a few days. 

cparra74
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:21 PM

It totally depends on you 

abra
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:38 PM
How long maternity leave is depends on whether you have a c-section or vaginal delivery.
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GomezMami2908
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:41 PM

My employer gives 3 months of leave and that's what I took last time, and probably what I will take once I have this baby. However, I felt good within a few weeks, I took time to bond with my baby and for my family to bond with the new addition. If they are giving me the time then I'm taking it. 

Dragonmamas
by Ari on Dec. 3, 2011 at 11:03 PM
Different for everyone and everyones situations! :)
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amandaellis1
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 11:06 PM
I went to work after 12 weeks it would have been sooner if I had found a job. Some people go back after 4-6 weeks
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PEEK05
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 11:11 PM

6 weeks is the recommended time frame

abra
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 11:23 PM
bump
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karabearblu
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 11:28 PM
I took a one week vacation and six weeks leave
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ms.sophsmom
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 11:29 PM

 as soon as u are ready... i was going to go back after two weeks, thank god i didn' t have to, i couldnt have done it

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