Will you get paid maternity leave?

posted 7 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 76
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

LilliV :  Our company-backed plan is Aflac with a supplement from Colonial, and their coverage setup (for us) is hardly worth the cost – for most options, we’d be better off just saving up money instead of buying insurance. Not trying to be a Negative Nancy but the situation really stinks. 

Post # 77
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

misstomorris :  I wasn’t implying it was a benefit, just making sure you know your rights when it comes to FMLA.

Post # 78
7678 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

misstomorris :  ugh that’s a bummer. The way I saved for the unpaid portion of my leave was to “pay” daycare to a savings account as soon as we started TTC. The upside of taking 2 years to even get pregnant was that the account was pretty fat by the time we finally got our baby! 

Post # 80
7678 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

misstomorris :  meh – I didn’t think you were crabby so no need to apologize! I hope your day turns around 🙂

Post # 81
2279 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I had a baby lsat June and got 4 months off paid. I work at a univeristy that has a generous maternity leave package. We get 3 months then I used a montfh of vacation time. It was fabulous! The only problem is that I now want this summer off too. Wish I wasn’t so old so we could have another kid. I live in the US where mat leave is usually crap so I was lucky. 

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