So things are totally different in Canada where I live . I am on sick leave now from my doctor because my work environment was to stressful and not healthy for baby and me. I get sick leave for up to 15 weeks and it's paid by employment insurance . After my 15 weeks is up baby girl should be here and then I get 52 weeks off for maternity leave that I can split with my SO or take all myself. It is also covered under employment insurance. So we get a lot longer then you guys and it's paid by our government . As far as I know employers do not ever cover paid leave for Matt leave it's always the government.
I always work up until I am in active labor. I don't want to lose a single day with my baby. It's hard enough for me to go back at 3-4 mo post-partum (my work isn't super locked into the 12 wk mark, I took 13-14 with DD1). My job isn't strenuous physically, it's primarily desk-based.
I am lucky to get the full 12 wks paid. I've been here nearly 15 yrs and once you hit 10 years the full 12 wks is paid. I may choose to take a few extra weeks unpaid this time to extend it. I am going to see how I feel and how things are going.
DD1 born 5/24/10.
Missed M/C at 14 wks Feb 2012.
DD2 born 5/14/13.
Missed M/C at 9 wks July 2015.
@teamla I'm not in Canada, but I'd love to hear more about your maternity leave laws/regulations. I like to be jealous of other countries apparently....
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