How does your employer handle your FMLA? are you allowed to take FMLA when you are ready for it, or does it have to be the day you deliver, or get put on bedrest?? I have considered starting my FMLA about 2 wks before my C-section just because the swelling is so bad, and I am just sooo damn miserable, but from what my HR is telling me, I have to have a medical reason behind taking it. basically I have to be put on bedrest...... anyone else dealt with this, or been through it..... what did you do? what was the outcome??