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    We are in the midst of trying to figure this out. With my high BP I can be put on bedrest at anytime, like with DD. I was on bedrest at 30 weeks. If that happens I'm totally screwed! IF ALL goes well, I will use up all my sick days until the end of the school year, then I'm luck to have the summer off, then in September I get 6 weeks paid leave. I may take an additonal couple of months unpaid leave then go back in December.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babywings1 View Post
    Alissa, Ill have three weeks... Ill HAVE to use one but Ive definitely thought about using more...haha. Sounds like youve got a great plan/insurance. What is it? If you don't mind me asking if you don't wanna share it's cool. I have BCBS, but maternity leave is handled thru Cigna for some reason.
    My regular health insurance is handled through United Health Care, but all of our leave stuff (FMLA, short term and long term disability, and maternity leave) is handled through Heartland. It is a pretty nice deal, compared to a lot of what I have heard from other moms, but nothing like Canada. The only reason I get 100% pay is because I have been there for longer than 5 years.

    I agree with the other ladies that if you don't have time before already worked into your program, then I would spend as much time as you can AFTER the baby is born, unless your job becomes too physically demanding. Our program has the two weeks before, but you can't transfer it to after the baby is born if you don't take it (believe me, I tried with T; he was born 3 weeks early so I missed out on those 2 weeks) so unless I don't have my replacement trained on time, there is no benefit to me to not take those weeks. But I worked up until I went into labor with T, and it really was fine since I sit down at a desk for the vast majority of the day. I'm sure it's different if you are on your feet all day.
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    I know I'd want to use as much time WITH baby, I guess just the thought of being able to take a week off - with no one at the house to bug me and get it all cleaned and ready....and OFF from work has me wanting to take off early.

    My house is a wreck. Is anyone "nesting" yet? I don't think that's gonna hit me at all, I'm so friggin lazy LOL
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    I am definitely not nesting yet either. I am on "How little can I do and not feel like a total loser if anyone comes by" mode.
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    Bahahaha that made me bust out laughing!
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    Thats a hard one to decide.. You could be one to go into labor sooner than your EDD, or you could be one to go until your 42weeks(eek!). If you take off too early you will get very bored just waiting I would imagine. I know I do! Since im a sahm and having a c-section I will know when baby will arrive given he doesnt decide to send me into labor early. It wouldnt hurt to ask your widwife and see what she suggests.
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