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Pregnancy and academia

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Has 10 years experience.

Hi all,

So, I'm full time faculty and recently found out I'm pregnant (yay!), due the end of November. When did you tell your dean/director that you are expecting? I'm thinking that I might be able to make it to the end of the fall semester before I need to leave, but I know that anything can happen. I would love to take a full 12 weeks off after the birth, but that would put me back in the classroom around the middle of February. Did your institutions work with you? Did you have to take a leave of absence for the entire semester?

Thanks all!