(Closed) Relocating while pregnant?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1117 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I found out I was pregnant with my daughter right when my mom found out her job was going to relocate her to the mid-west. It was hard not having family support nearby, but I did it, while working full time. I’m a very independent person, so I didn’t mind too much, but I won’t say it’s easy. I suppose it would be a big factor for you if you’re used to having a lot of family support and contact. If that’s the case, I would probably stay put or move somewhere that you do have family or friends. I would think it’d be really hard to move while pregnant to somewhere completely new and unknown to you.

Post # 3
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

It might be worth asking your job if you can work from home too. I think a lot of companies and maybe FMLA don’t have maternity leave until you’ve been there a year. That would be my biggest concern. 

Post # 4
5872 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

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christinakhar :  We are actually moving closer to family in a few weeks to California as well. We are 1500 miles away and the main reason is to get the support and allow our kids to grow up closer to family. I have an almost 19 month old son and am 6 weeks pregnant. It’s been challenging, and I’m sure it will continue be until we settle down. I will be looking for a job and DH is unemployed, so in that sense we are starting over. I think it’s worth it. 

Post # 5
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

My husband and I are trying to move back to my hometown before the baby comes for support, that’s not the only reason we want to move but it’s a factor. I’ve heard it’s easier to move before the baby comes than after. My biggest concern would be maternity leave, if you start a new job while pregnant you may not get any or it may be unpaid but per FMLA you have to work at your employer for a year before it kicks in so you would be at the mercy of whatever your employer was willing to negotiate with you. If your husband makes enough maybe you could just not find another job until a few months after the baby comes. I interviewed when 11 weeks pregnant and it was ok because I wasn’t showing but I think it would be more difficult once you start showing. 

I would just see what kind of offers your husband gets, sounds like you’ll need to go wherever he can get a job and make it work. I think going where the job is trumps living close to family. 

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