I'm curious for some advice on this topic. If it were up to me I would start leave right this minute but of course I can't. So, my situation. I am currently 26 weeks and due 1/16/16. I do plan to take my 4 weeks of leave BUT, what I would like my doctor to do is begin my leave sooner. I currently commute 1.5 to 2 hours each way to work, depending on the traffic, and I am just plain exhausted. I'm also in grad school but at least that is online. A lot of work but I am managing. Twins are considered full term at 37 or 38 weeks, I forget which one, so why isn't she able to use that as my due date so that I can start leave sooner? I honestly do not think I can go until mid-December this way. I'm already so exhausted. I hope I'm not coming across sounding like a big baby.
Has anyone ever asked their doctor to base their due date off 37 or 38 weeks so that they could begin leave sooner?
1st child DOB 9/3/02
SO and I met 6/25/06
Due date 1/16/16 with our twins!