So I just found out a couple of weeks ago that I'm pregnant, at this point it's about 7 weeks (first doctor's visit will be week 8). I started work at a new school (I'm a high school teacher at a charter school) this year & I've got a pile of worries.
1. After sitting through the epically long HR benefits seminar, I came out with the knowledge that the network doesn't "cover" maternity leave until you've been working there for 12 months. I'm due in April. What does that mean? I have a baby & come back a week later?...
2. Some friends have mentioned FMLA, but I'm not totally sure how that works.
3. When should I tell my new principal? I've got crazy baby bloat (not necessarily a bump but it kind of looks like one), pretty bad morning sickness, & lots of maternity-related questions I want to ask...but I don't want to spill the beans until I have to!
Advice would be amazing, preferably from other teachers in the NYC area!