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Maternity Leave

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Me- 32, DH- 32- TTC for 4 Years
IUIs 1-6 BFN
IVF #1= BFP- M/C
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    It will be a total of 20 weeks when I go back but LO will only be 3.5 months. It makes sense as DH is a teacher and will be off for the summer and the sooner I finish making up the 20 weeks the sooner my income will increase.
  • I was researching this today and am peeved because I am just shy of my 5 year anniversary with the company and I won't get as much time paid at 100% & 80%. Glad to have any coverage, but to be SO close.  Ah wells.

    I'll have to take

    Me- 32, DH- 32- TTC for 4 Years
    IUIs 1-6 BFN
    IVF #1= BFP- M/C
    FET- Beta#1: 69, #2: 482, #3: 1088, #4: 28,318, Ultrasound- 1 beautiful heartbeat
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  • I am planning on 8wks now. It will be no more than that, just not possible for more time.

    I have to use my STD for leave so I only get 6wks at 60% one of them I believe is not paid but I am not 100% sure. I am calling on that next week probably!

    Me; 28 Hubby: 29 - TTC since 5/11 - PCOS Cycle #18-21 Clomid & Trigger & TI = BFN 
    Cycle #22 Gonal-F & Trigger & IUI = BFFP!! EDD 10/4/13 Beta#1 50.5, Beta#2 212, Beta#3 452, First HB 133!!!Logan William born 10/7
  • 6 or 8 weeks depending on delivery. I only have 5 weeks PTO and I'm taking FMLA for the rest. 

    Me:27, DH:28 - DX: MFI, varicocele repair Nov 2011 
    Post-Op SA: Count- 15 million, Motility- 75%, Morphology- 3% 
    IVF with ICSI - Stimming 10/4/12 - 10/13/12, Lupron Trigger
    ER 10/18/1212 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 5 fertilized
    5 day transfer 10/23/12, 3 frosties
    Beta #1 11/5/12: 453, Beta #2 11/7/12: 1,013, DD born 7/19/13
  • I'm very excited, I can take up to 6 months.  11 weeks of that is paid 100%, the rest is unpaid.  I'm planning to take the full 6 months.  I'm hoping at the end of that I'll be a little bored and ready to work again. :-)
    TTC #1 7/10, Me (31)- Dx DOR (AMH 0.6); DH (30)- normal
    BFP on Cycle #8. Natural M/C at ~8 weeks
    IUI #1 and #2 (8/12, 9/12)- 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel = BFNs
    IVF #1 (EPP) 13R/10M/9F, 5DT 1-4AA blast, beta #1-148, beta #2-322, 5 frosties! 
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  • I'm taking 4 months as of now. 8 weeks are paid 100% which is mat leave. I have about 5 weeks of PTO I'll have saved up and the rest will be STD which I'll get paid 100% since I've been at the company for so long. I'm looking to see if I can possibly t

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  • I have always dreamed of being a stay at home mommy so that is what I am doing.  I am incredibly blessed to be able to do this.  It also helps that my stupid job has no maternity leave and I don't make enough money to pay for childcare.  So
    Married 12-12-04
    TTC since 07
    me-36 PCOS, Tubal Problems, and polyps removed 7-12
    DH - 36 extremely handsome and no fertility problems
    IUI 8-12 and 9-12 failed
    IVF 12-21-2012 - 2 I think perfect no matter what the dr graded them (2B)embryos transferred Beta on 12-31-12 Positve - Beta is 21
    Beta 2 1-2-13 - 31
    Beta 3 1-4-13 - 53
    Beta 4 1/9 - 212!
    Ultrasound 1/10 - Nothing completely empty uterus Beta 1/14 - 743; Beta 1/17 - 1704 ultrasound shows nothing. Officially a miscarriage. 1/21 Beta 3900 Dr. says it ectopic. Ultrasound shows a miracle heartbeat right in the uterus where it belongs! Dr. says I can be cautiously optomistic!!! Hang in there baby!
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  • I'm planning on taking the full 12 weeks. I've been saving up vacation days and carrying over the max amount allowed since we started trying, so I should have enough for 5 weeks paid. Then, my company offers no paid leave, so I'll use my STD which I th

    TTC #1 since Oct 2009, Dx: Unexplained Infertility
    HSG: Right tube all clear, left tube inconclusive
    3 failed Clomid Cylces
    4/5 lap revealed blocked left tube, but right tube is open
    April/May- 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #1= CANCELLED left ovary ovulating
    June 1- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #1 = BFN
    June 28- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #2 =BFP!
    7/12 Beta #1= 14 Beta #2= >5 Chemical Pregnancy :(
    July-Nov long break to recover emotionally and financially
    Nov 24- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #3= BFN
    Jan 22- Gonal-F + Ovidrel + IUI# 4 = CANCELLED no response on right
    IVF #1- Start stims 4/7, ER 4/20, 21R, 14F, 6 frosties, ET 4/25, 2 embryos transferred= BFN :(
    FET #1- June 2012, Lurpon starts 5/27- CANCELLED
    FET #1 take 2- August 2012, delayed until Sept-CANCELLED
    FET #1 take 3- ET 10/11, 2 embryos transferred,= BFFN
    FET #2- Transfer 12/4--Cancelled, no embies survived thaw :(
    Next steps-- IVF #2 with new RE in March
    HOLY SURPRISE BFP 2/15/13!!!! Beta 1- 286, Beta 2- 782, First Ultrasound 2/25- baby in uterus & all looks good!

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  • I'm taking 12 weeks again.  I have been with my organization long enough to save up the sick leave, which now accrues at 1.5 days/month, and annual leave (I earn 21 days a year, and hit use/lose it status after accruing more than 22 days at any ti

    10/10: Married; 5/11: Dx: Blocked Fallopian Tube; 7/11: D&C/Hysteroscopy to remove polyp
    IVF #1: 9/11: ER: 12R, 11M, 10F, No Frosties; 5dt: 2 blasts, 1 morula; DD born 6/3/12
    IVF #2: 11/12-12/12: ER: 20R, 20M, 16F, 4 Frosties; 5dt: 3 blasts, DS born 8/9/13
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  • I am a teacher so things are a little different for me.  We have to used banked sick time for maternity leave so I will be using about 7 1/2 weeks of sick time before the school year ends (I can take up to 8 without a doctor's note) and then I have t
    Married July 2011; TTC since April 2011; DX: MFI
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  • I'm meeting with HR in June to work it out, but I think I can only afford 6-7 weeks.
    Married Sept 2008
    ~~TTC Nov 2010~~

    IUI #2: 1/21/13-100mg Clomid(CD3-7)(8M post wash) + progesterone= BFP!! EDD 10/13/13
    Beta #1=81.1 Beta #2=134.5 Beta #3=58.1 #4=2369 WTH?!-Not sure if its viable
    2/21/13 - Went to RE expecting the worse and saw the flutter of the heart.To God be the Glory!!
    5/29 - It's a Girl!!
    8/21/13 - Naomi born at 32w3d by csection due to Pre-E
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  • I'll be taking 12-16 weeks.  100% pay for the 12 weeks (my maternity leave benefit) If I take the additional 4 weeks, 3 will be paid as I have saved up vacation time.   I'm planning on working up till the end, God willing!
    Me 35, DH 36
    TTC summer 2008
    Diagnose me. DOR, DH perfect
    IUI # 1 6/2010, BFN
    IUI # 2 8/2010, BFN
    IVF # 1 10/2010 Canceled poor response
    IVF 1.2 12/2010 BFP! mc 6 weeks 2 days
    Mental health break for 10 months
    IVF # 2 10/2011 BFN
    IVF # 3 5/2012 BFP! 10 eggs retrieved (best ever)
    7 fertilized transferred 3
    Beta #1 14dpo - 72, Beta #2 17dpo 145 Beta 3 20dpo 521
    First u/s June 15 saw HB 126 bpm missed m/c 7/5/12 10 weeks D&C 7/6/12
    IVF#4 ER 9/30 ET 10/3 Beta 10/16 BFFN. IVF #5 final with o/e. ER 1/21 only 1 retrieved, hoping my lonestar is the one. Beta #1 2/6/13 = 209.... please let this be it! Keep growing lonestar! Beta #2 2/8/13 - 586! , Beta #3 2/10/13 = 1898. First u/s perfect little heart beat at 116 bpm. Measure 6 weeks 1 day. EDD 10/14/13
    3/4/13 measuring right on track beautiful heartbeat 171 bpm, graduated from RE to OB... bittersweet.
    PAIF/SAIF always welcome! Its a girl! 

    Maggie Grace is here!  10/5/13... 8lbs 6 ounces of pure joy!

    TTC#2  No birth control since DD was born.  Getting ready to jump back in the saddle.  Weaning this month. RE
    appt scheduled 5/8.   Here we go again!

    IFV# 6.  10/27  6 retrieved 4 mature 3 fertilized.  2 made it to 3dt 10/30. 1"very pretty 8 cell" and 1 6 cell.  Beta
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    11/13 beta #1  924!!!  2nd bet 11/15 1906, one more on 11/17 3rd & final beta 3430.  First u/s 12/5, 7w4d, 2 heartbeats,
    both measuring right on track....2nd u/s... all is well... both beans measuring right on track... released from RE... first
    appointment with MFM 1/5.  Looks like this is really happening!

  • I'm a teacher so I will only be missing 19 days at the end of this year.  I will be using all of my 12 weeks, and luckily the summers don't count so I'll be paid until mid November, and return to work February 3rd.  The time in between will be u

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    EDD 6/9 lost one angel at 9w3d :( 
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  • I'm doing 10 weeks. Last time I did 9 which was fine.

    I have to do a combination of vacation, STDI and sick days. 2 weeks will be paid at 70 percent which is annoying bc if this baby was coming one month later, it would all be 100 percent. <
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  • I've got 12 weeks job-protected leave under FMLA.  None is paid by my company.  All PTO has been used concurrently with FMLA.  Unfortunately, I'll only have 2 weeks or so (depending on when I go out) paid with PTO.  Traveling 2.5 hr

    2 year TTC journey with successful IVF in Nov 2012- B/G Twins!
    Baby Boy diagnosed with omphalocele and diaphragmatic hernia
    Born at 32 weeks due to PROM.  Emergency c-section due to prolapsed cord.
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  • 12 weeks, i get STD and have vacation/sick time i can use.

  • I get 6 weeks paid under STD for 67%.  If baby is born on due date, I will get an extra week free since the company usually closes the last week of the year.  Any earlier, I will have to go back to work for a couple of days.  I have to use

  • Jealous of those that have maternity leave at their jobs.  Wish our federal government would get their act together and instill a law for companies to require it but doubt we will see that anytime soon.  I will be using STD and i believe i get p
  • I just put in for mine last week. I'll be taking 12 weeks. :)
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    DD: Born 8/23/13 (clomid+ovidrel+IUI)
    BFP 9/9/16 EDD 5/19/17

  • If all goes well and I can drag my pregnant butt here until the end, 20 glorious weeks.
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