My DH has decided he may not want to take a paternity leave and will instead WFH for a while after the birth of our son. I am wondering what y’all are doing with your spouses and their paternity/maternity leave. How did you come to your decision? What do you expect this to look like? This is our first so we are still navigating everything.
Re: Hubby doesn’t want to take paternity leave
We had grandparents available to help for three weeks after birth, but almost no additional help after that point (due to Covid concerns and no local family). Adjusting to and figuring out how to care for a newborn can be pretty overwhelming/exhausting, so I was thankful for both our family support and his ability to take that time off. He did continue working from home for the first year due to Covid, but was less available due to meetings and work deadlines.
As PP mentioned, see what other resources you have and also how available the WFH setup is. Can he save a few days for after the birth and then see if taking paternity leave would be helpful/feasible?
Congrats and good luck!
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