(Closed) How many weeks of maternity leave do you get??

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wow, that’s amaing. We get 6 weeks non paid. Cry I need to move to another country!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We get 6 weeks paid for vaginal birth, 8 weeks paid for a c-section.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

52 weeks total with maternity and parental leave. Partially paid for the whole time. Makes me glad I’m in Canada. I couldn’t imagine only being able to have 6 weeks off. I know lots of people do go back to work before a year is up, but it is great to have the option.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A year at 70%. Lots of companies will ‘top up’ the 70% but mine doesnt.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I only get paid for the amount of sick days I have in my bank & I’m a NYC teacher. I can take unpaid leave for up to 5 years per child, without losing seniority though…but that doesn’t even matter to me, because I can’t imagine being able to swing staying home with so little paid days. 

ETA-I get 13 days a year, plus 2 extra if I work summer school, so when Fiance and I are married & trying in about 3 1/2 years, I’ll only have probably 40 paid school days. Awful.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I’m in Canada. We get 52 weeks paid for through the Government (though it’s barely any money at all), but at least we get it and get the time off!

The actual amount for Canada is 55% of the maximum insurable earnings, which is $45,900/year, so that works out to be $485 per week. If you make more than $45,900 then you still only receive the $485/week.

My company does a 16 week 85% top up and so does my new company.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Man, I’m jealous of so many of you. :/ Part of the reason I’m looking for another job before we start TTC is because my company has no maternity policy and we’re too small to qualify for FMLA, so I would be limited to whatever time off I had accrued plus whatever my boss would be willing to give me unpaid. I’d wager 6 weeks total before I’d be expected back.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have to solely use my sick and vacation time that i have built up which is 7 weeks… they do not give you any maternity leave when you work for the government! 🙁

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We don’t have maternity leave exactly, but we can file for FMLA use our PTO and short term disability. So essentially I will take 2 weeks of PTO then FMLA leave and switch to short term disability for the remaining time I have depending on how I give birth which will pay me 1/2 my salary during that time for a total of 8 weeks or 12 weeks.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am in Canada, so a full year 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m quitting to be a Stay-At-Home Mom so I haven’t even looked into it, but I’m guessing any time I’d get would be unpaid, with my job.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I get 12 weeks off for FMLA (the Family and Medical Leave Act which basically protects my job while I’m away). I would have only gotten paid for 2 weeks worth of vacation time and any sick time I had saved up. However, because I signed up for short term disability insurance at my job (which is optional for everyone in the company) I will end up getting 50% of my normal pay during that time. However, if I hadn’t signed up for that insurance, I would not be getting anything extra.

This thread definitely makes me want to move to another country with better maternity leave laws. Sigh.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Another Canadian… 52 weeks partially paid (60%) with the first 3 months fully topped up by my employer.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I only get 6 weeks.  Unpaid.

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