All your advice is greatly needed.
I will be starting a new job as a new nurse and will get through about 10 weeks (out of 18 weeks) of my orientation period before I will have to leave for maternity. I know I will not be covered under FMLA but I am hoping my employer will be understand and know this is only a temporary leave. I want to return ASAP since I will still be in my training period. I want to return after 4 weeks what do you all think? The unit I will be working on has a 2 pt maximum so its not like I am on a busy med surge floor running around crazy all day, which is a perk in this situation.
I know its not the ideal situation for my new baby but it is what I feel is the best for my career at his time. I would hate to loose my dream job because I am going to leave to have my little miracle.
I have a very supportive husband and several family members who are going to take over the care of my little one while I am at work.
Please let me know if you all think this can be done after 4 weeks. I know God will make it work out the way it should but all advice is welcome.
Thanks and God bless.