What's your husband's plan for when you go into labor?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@hspw714:  Geez. That sucks that he gets no vacation time. I have no idea what you guys could do. I would really, really hope his company would be more than understanding…

My DH is a teacher, and the bad thing is he has a LOT of honor choirs, concerts, and festiavsl around the time I could go into labor. He has already set it up with a co-worker to take over if something happens. He will also be driving himself to all the events in case he has to leave.

When he does need to leave, he is just leaving. Short notice. He also has paid time off he will use to do this.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@hspw714:  Does your DH not get sick days?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@hspw714:  His work can’t make an exception for the birth of his child?? Thats crazy!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow that’s awful. Is there anyone at his company that has had a child recently? What did they do? Has he talked to his boss? 

Like @megz06: my husband is a teacher, and he will likely JUST be starting a new job (we’re due August 22). So while he won’t have much if any time off after the birth, I know he’ll just leave / get a sub or someone to cover his classroom to be with me when I go into labor. I literally couldn’t imagine not having him there, so I understand your worry. I guess the good side of teaching is that a lot of women / mothers are in the profession so will be inclined to be more understanding. 

  

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

WHAT?!? Does he get sick days? This would definitely count! What would happen if he got hit by the proverbial bus and had to miss work?

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Aww, that is a pretty sucky situation.  We’re just TTC now, but his job is very flexible. He won’t get paid for the days he takes off, but that’s what we’ve been building an emergency fund for.  He’ll probably just take like a week off, which is what our BIL (my sis’s husband, and DH’s best friend) did.

Post # 9
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Tell him to read his employee handbook/manual.  It should address the situation in there.  If not, and he works for a company that employs more than 50 people, he can apply for FMLA in order to get the time off for labor/delivery and some time with the baby approved ahead of time.  Most people don’t realize that dads qualify for this too.  He doesn’t have to take the entire 3 months off at once, he can take off here and there as necessary under intermittant FMLA.

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