(Closed) Working past due date?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

For me, it would really depend on what kind of job I have at that time.  If it was a job where I would be sitting at a desk and maybe walking a bit, then I might stay past the due date.  If the job was more active though, I probably wouldn’t.  It’s ultimately your decision though!  Talk to your spouse and see if you can come to an agreement.  Good luck and congrats on your upcoming baby!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you are feeling okay and want to keep working, there’s no reason not to. If you can afford to take the time off and not have it bite into your maternity leave, then maybe consider stopping working and enjoying some time to relax.

I’m going to work as long as I can because I only have a set amount of time for maternity leave. My midwife said that there is no reason to stop working as long as I am taking it easy. I’m a month from my due date and I am done driving for work (taking kids I work with to and from family court and meeting with families) as of this week. Now I’m just in the office.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m planning on it. My company offers no paid time off, so I have to use vacation and sick time. While I won’t go the full 12 weeks, I’ll probably still have to take a few weeks unpaid. I have nightmares about my water breaking while at work, but we’ll light that firecracker when we come to it.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

is there not a legal requirement for time off, maternity beneifts, and maternity pay etc?

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In the U.S., companies are required to give you 12 weeks maternity leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. They are not required to pay you for it. It is up to each individual company to decide if you get any paid time, and at what rate. Some companies will give you 6 weeks fully paid, some will give you 6 weeks at a certain percentage, etc. Mine gives me none. There is no federal law requiring a company to pay anything.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Tatum: FMLA only applies to companies that have more than 50 employees. So not every company has to offer it. Mine does, but we only have 20 employees.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

wow thats not good, in the uk its up to a year off work, 6 weeks full pay, then the next 6 months on government maternity benefit, then the rest up to 12 months unpaid

if u take 6 months your company legally has to give you the same role, if you take longer thsn that you have to be offered a role, but not necessarily the same one than when u left

anyway for the OP:

i think i would stop working at most on my due date, its usually 1-2 weeks before here – you need some time to put your feet up and sleep – you wont get any when the baby comes!

 

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