I have a doc appt tomorrow at 10, so I'll definitely ask while I'm there, but...just wondering if you ladies have an input on this:
My work has FMLA. 12 weeks of UNPAID leave and they guarantee your job. I also have short term disability through work - which offers 60% pay while I'm out on maternity leave. I called up the company that handles short term disability about a week ago and set my "going out date" on the 4th. A day before I'm due. But these past couple of days have been HORRIBLE at work. I can hardly walk it hurts SO BAD. Not just from the baby being on the bladder, but my hoo-hah is still killing me. OB said it was "probably" varicose veins, but she didn't look. DH took a look and said he didn't see anything different (I know that's probably TMI), but it really hurts on the outside, like right between the folds.
ANYWAY, my boss is fine with me going out after I finish training this girl. That'd be the week of the 10th of March. So, essentially, a month before Im due. I don't WANT to go out that early, BUT...here's my question (finally)...
If the doctor takes me out early - do I still get the six weeks of maternity leave AFTER the baby is born? My boss seemed to think the short term disability (which is 6 months max I think) would kick in for the time before the baby is born and mat leave would be after the baby is born, but I'd still get the 60% pay for all of it, as long as the doctor took me out early.
And..on top of that, if the doctor does not take me out early, how early can I go out on short term disability by myself? Like, could I go out the last week of March and it not count against those 6 weeks?