Ideas Need! Preg and unable to stand long at work.... - page 2

I am pregnant, possibly with more than one, and the doctor told me I should try to rest and keep my feet up. I told him I'm a nurse and that would not be likely he said he could write me a note for... Read More

  1. by   NicuGal
    Right, you get your 12 weeks of FMLA, but then you only get 6-8 weeks after the baby is born if you used that time up.

    We have had girls intermittantly use their time durining their pregnancy to go from 40 hours a week to say 20 and then when their 12 weeks is gone they change over to medical leave and then they have to come back in the 6-8 week time frame after the baby is born.

    I remember just feeling like a human at about 6 weeks, I can't imagine having to come back then!

    The good old USA is not nice to new moms....there are countries where they get a year off work to stay home with their little ones! Wouldn't that be awesome!
  2. by   mattsmom81
    I had to go right back to work after my baby in 1981..no such thing as FMLA back then. But...my hubby was laid off so he stayed with baby while I worked.

    Wish I could have afforded to take some time off. I have heard too that many European countries protect the rights of the baby and Mom, so Mom can stay home awhile and can't get fired...I think that's nice!
  3. by   Anagray
    I am also pg and I had PTL with my last child. This time I decided to be more careful.

    If your doc says put your feet up, u have to listen. Usually OBs are not in a rush to tell you to rest.

    If your doctor gives you a note for work, whcih says no lifting, no standing for long periods of time, your employer either has to find you a position that is suitable or they will put you on disability leave, and the others are right, it is the law.

    What I would suggest, if you have any loans like a car loan , call the bank and try to get disability insurance .
    Should u go on disability soon, your bills will be taken care of.

    I don't know if this can still fly, because u know u are pg, but i would look into it.

    Please, take care of yourselg. Having a premature baby is the last thing anyone needs to go through.


    best wishes.
  4. by   NicuGal
    ana..that is why I told her to check with her hospital...not all hospitals allow you to go on disability when pregnant. Some places you have to use up your FMLA first.

    And you are right, OB's don't rush into telling us to be ladies of leisure while we are "in a delicate condition" LOL

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