Hi ladies *waving*
sorry its been so long but I don't have a computer at home and had a problem logging in from my cell phone. Okay so here's the dish on me. I'm home on slight bedrest for the past 2 weeks probably until delivery but my doc said maybe at 34 weeks I can come off. I just found out from my job that because I went out early for bed rest that unless I come back before I have the baby and then leave back out I will lose my job since it'll be longer than 12 weeks. decisions decisions....oh so I'm on bedrest because my cervix started opening but I wasn't totally dilating, have mild contractions all day, I have HORRIBLE pressure just about 90% of my day and it hurts to walk. COme to find out baby girl's head is really really low...and my stomach has been measuring 2 weeks behind since I was 26 weeks. Ummm I cant think of anything else
Thanks for the update Tia though I'm sorry to hear things have been so rough lately. I am sure you'll make the best decision for your family with the job thing, though I'm surprised they wouldn't consider the bed rest short term disability. I guess everywhere is different.
I hope you're able to keep baby baking a while longer! 34 weeks is a big milestone as far as premies and PTL goes. I hope the bed rest isn't driving you too crazy! Thinking of you.
Wow that is crazy they will not hold your job, I would think bed rest comes under short term disability. Do they fall under FMLA because if they do then they really do need to hold your job.
I am sorry you are on bedrest and have so much pressure I am sure it is really painful. I hope baby will stay in as long as possible to cook and grow big and strong. Thanks for the update and keep us posted.
:\ I don't have any experience with it as I was self employed when I was pregnant with DD and went on rest, I just remember others mentioning their companies doing short term dis. for bed rest. I guess it's good they've let you know about it but I'm amazed such a black and white situation.
If you work for an employer with more than 50 employees and have worked there for 12 months and at least 1,250 work hours, you are eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave due to your pregnancy-related disability.
However, note that this is the same pool of leave from which you will be able to take your post-childbirth recovery and parental leave. If you take six weeks of FMLA leave prior to the birth due to bed rest, you will have only six weeks of FMLA leave left after the birth.
Some of the state statutes will allow disability leave (i.e. bed rest leave) to be “stacked” on top of maternity leave (i.e. after the baby is born) – ultimately allowing 24 unpaid weeks of leave, 12 weeks for disability and 12 weeks for baby.
Well I don't know much about maternity leave laws. It just seems stupid to terminate you if you are coming back. It costs a lot to hire and train employees. I know not every place terminates you just because they can.
FMLA and short term disabilty are completely different.
FMLA is unpaided. You could ask them to do intermittent FMLA (where you can take nonconsecutive days). Call your HR person tomorrow tell them you are considering FMLA, they have 5 days? (i think it's 5) to send you a letter stating weather you qualify (ie: been there long enough, have enough hrs worked). It can be a life saver. I used it before and my employer was extrememly understanding.
Short term disabilty is paided.
Do whatever your instinct is telling you. You don't want to look back later and regret it,especially if you go early.