Mobile Bumpers Cross Post: FMLA Loophole.
After finding this out at work, I'd like to let everyone know there is a loophole with Federal FMLA Laws. If you have less than 12 months at your qualifying employer more than 50 employees and you take leave for the birth of a child. That leave is not FMLA but just disability time. Upon you reaching the milestone of 12 months at your employer, you then become eligible for FMLA and your employer is required to let you take this additional unpaid leave. This way you get more than the standard 12 weeks. The best case scenario would be to get hired at a new job shortly after learning of your pregnancy. I wish I had known. Over 10 years with my company and I only can take 12 weeks. A new girl who started 10 months ago is getting 5.5 months.
Our little lightbulb is on the way!
12 weeks 3 days
TTC since Oct 2011
Me: 33, hypothyroidism since 14, cleared all HSG, US, Pre-pregnancy panel tests.
Hubby: 36, testicular Ca, chemo April-May 2012.
Natural cycle IUI #1 with trigger and Progesterone Suppositories (Jun 2012) Neg
Natural Cycle IUI #2 with trigger and Progesterone Suppositories (Jul 2012) NEG
Aug 2012 - break due to needing a girls' weekend in Cape Cod
Natural Cycle IUI #3 with trigger and prednisone (Sep 2012) NEGATIVE
Switched fertility clinics - forced break Oct 2012
Natural Cycle IUI #4 (Nov 2012) no trigger, no progesterone, no prednisone (Nov 2012) - Neg
1st round Clomid Cycle IUI #5 (Dec 2012) - POS