Was wondering if there were many mothers out there who decided to go back to work temporarily while their baby was in the NICU and then continued their maternity leave once their baby was home? Just trying to get an idea on what I should do because I just found out from my employer that my benefits (especially medical) will expire by end of Jan if I don't return to work as that is when my FMLA leave is over (I was also put on early disability a month before my baby was born per doctor's orders due to having a really short cervical length so some of my leave already got used up).
Re: Going back to work temporarily while baby is in the NICU
There are still many hours in the day you can visit baby or sleep over there, right?
I'd also highly consider working part time after baby comes home. Could a family member or two help rotate watching baby 1/2 days? Day cares are so germs for preemies. Ours got sick first day in. That was it for us.
Hope your Nicu stay treats you well and isn't very long!