I'm looking for advice regarding my pregnancy. I'm just under 6 mo pregnant and I have been experiencing lower back pain for the last 2 months. It's getting worse and it feels like there is a knife in my right leg. I work 12hr days on a med/surg floor, and the last two weeks have become very difficult for me. I can tell I've slowed down and I feel like its effecting the care I'm giving. Not to mention, I drive home in tears at times, and I've had to call in sick several times. I'v done hot/cold treatment, massage, yoga and now PT. My doctor stated I may need to go out on early disability. I've read the website on disability in CA for pregancy, and picked up brochures from work, but I'm still having a hard time understanding it all. If I were to go out early, before the four weeks before my due date, am I eligible for disability pay? And then will I still get my 6 weeks after delivery? Or would I have to go without pay at any time? Can anyone help me to understand all this. Sorry for the long thread. Thanks-
Sep 27, '07
Do you have short term disability at work? I would think you could use that. Ask your HR team. I know CA has good benefits for pregnant workers, (that's what I have heard). Sorry I can't be of more help to you.