Post # 1
I’m taking leave 10 days before my scheduled c-section (high risk pregnancy). Luckily I get to work from home the last 2 weeks before my leave. You?
I’m already so uncomfortable at 36 weeks I feel for any woman who works even longer for financial or career reasons!
Post # 3
As of now, I’m working until the delivery, but I may end up choosing to stop a few days in advance, especially if the weather is bad. It probably makes a difference that I’m in the US, so I only get 12 weeks off.
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Post # 5
I’m working until the moment I go into labor! I don’t have the time to take off unfortunately and only get 6 weeks of leave so I want to spend ALL of that time with my baby.
Post # 6
I was still working full time almost a week after my due date. I took off the day before I went into labor, but if I hadn’t had the baby over the weekend I would have been back at work the next Monday!
Similar to AstoriaK: I only had a limited amount of time and I wanted all of that time to be with the baby, not sitting at home waiting for the baby haha.
Post # 7
I planned to work up until delivery but ended up starting my leave a week before my due date. I had severe back pain & was miserable sitting at a desk all day.
Post # 8
I *planned* on working right until I started to go into labour (I have a desk job)… that being said, my body had other ideas, and I ended up being placed off work at 6 months due to complications.
Post # 9
At this time I have no idea when baby will come so I plan on working up until my due date or beyond depending on if I need to schedule an induction or not. I am taking the full 12 weeks FMLA and I want to make sure I spend as much time with my son as possible.
Post # 10
California covers us for up to a month before our EDD so technically I could be on leave right now (I’m at 36w). However, my job isn’t all the stressful and I have a nice ergonomic chair and an understanding manager so I’m just taking it week by week to see how I do and feel. I’m uncomfortable at work but to be honest, I’m not much more, if at all, comfortable at home either. If it gets too hard to drive, then I’ll switch to working from home before baby gets here.
Post # 11
I was going to work until my due date… But the past few weeks I haven’t been sleeping well and waking up every 2 hours or so, and I work 12hr shifts… And I’m over work!! Hahah so I’m due Oct 18th, last day is Oct 10th 🙂
Plus, I’m terrified of my water breaking at work!! Hahaha
Post # 12
@sept22insf: Im working til it’s go time. i want to save my leave for after baby gets here. I’m sure my boss will let me work from home closer to due date if I’m uncomfortable though.
Post # 13
I was lucky and worked right up until the day I went into labor. That was what I’d hoped for –it maximized my time at home with baby, and it also kept me busy while waiting for my (10 days late!) baby.
Post # 14
I’m planning to work until it’s baby time also. But is anyone else a little worried about their water breaking at work? I know most people have contractions before their water breaks, but my sister’s first sign of labor was her water so it’s definitely possible.
Post # 15
@Jaynee: there was a post on here recently from someone who was really prepared and planned on wearing adult diapers at like, week 38! Never heard of that before but some others seemed to agree! 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club
My job has a compulsory 6 weeks leave prior to EDD, but I’m leaving 9 weeks prior to EDD because my back is hurting too much to sleep and I’m not coping emotionally with work anymore. I only planned on leaving 6 weeks prior but I’m glad I took that annual leave as well. 5 shifts to go!