I didn't find much when searching on this topic. What's been your experience with maternity leave options? Most places wouldn't fall under the FMLA as that requires a minimum of 50 employees. I've seen some references to 6 weeks paid leave as a standard, but nothing official.
How many people have family leave/maternity leave even mentioned in their contract? Is there usually a minimum time that you'd need to work to qualify?
I will graduate this year and am in that unfortunate pinch point of wanting to get established in my new career and pull in an income again yet being unable to escape the closing window for having kids. I'm wondering what happens if were to get pregnant not that long after starting a new NP job. I realize the burden that would place on a practice, but certainly would feel pretty rotten down the road if I lose the chance to have children because I was so gung-ho on starting a job right away. I could just have a kid and not look for a job for a year, but of course I want to start while info is still fresh. It makes me so nervous looking at all these posts about new FNP grads struggling to find work.