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Maternity leave Wonderstruck ♥ Due December 18; TTC since Dec 2014; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; wonderland, NJ, United States 850 posts
Feb 10th '14

When did you go on yours?

I work in a daycare - so it's relatively physical. I'll be 36 weeks this week and I am thinking of going on my maternity leave now so i can spend some time with my two kids before i have 3!
I can take off more then the normal "6 weeks" so it isn't like i'll be sacrificing time with my baby; + we're getting our tax return this week so we can more than afford to go down to one income.

loser mom 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 12277 posts
Feb 10th '14

I worked until it was time to have the baby!

[wtf] i'm heather. 3 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 8319 posts
Feb 10th '14

I worked as an aide in a nursing home so it was a lot of lifting and walking around when I was pregnant. I stopped working when I was about 35 weeks pregnant I think. It was just becoming really hard on me physically plus I worked 12 hour night shifts. I took off over 12 weeks before I went back but then I ended up quitting because I wanted to stay home :D Good luck I don't think it is too soon for you.

Mur-an-duh Due April 15; 3 kids; Ohio 3869 posts
Feb 10th '14

i think it just depends on the person, the job, financial ability, and flexibility at the job. for me I worked until I delivered and plan to this time, but I also dont have a physical job and my work sucks with flexibility. 
I would say if your job allows it and you can finacially take the time then go for it. 

Wonderstruck ♥ Due December 18; TTC since Dec 2014; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; wonderland, NJ, United States 850 posts
Feb 10th '14

This has been my toughest pregnancy by far - physically.
Everyone around me thinks it's time i take my maternity leave, even my doctor is pushing for it.

[wtf] i'm heather. 3 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 8319 posts
Feb 10th '14

Quoting Wonderstruck ♥:
This has been my toughest pregnancy by far - physically.
Everyone around me thinks it's time i take my maternity leave, even my doctor is pushing for it.



  Then maybe it is time. Personally I loved taking a few weeks off before hand. I was able to get things more situated and just relax with my other 2 kids.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Feb 10th '14

With DD1 - I worked until the day I was induced (42 weeks, 6 days)

With DD2 - I made more money on Mat Leave then going to part time hours at my job, so I went 4 weeks prior to the day I delivered, it was supposed to be 7 weeks though...I went into labour early.

I am only taking 6 months maternity leave, my husband is taking the other 6 months.

Rochelle Sims United States 2 posts
Feb 10th '14

I work at the hospital that im having my baby at so I figure I can go into labor at work and be ok. Lol Then I have more time with the baby.