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Traveling and maternity: problem??

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by llb_rn llb_rn (New) New

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Just wondering if anyone has dealt with being pregnant on assignment and needing some sort of maternity leave after delivery. What are my options?

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No security blanket as a traveler. The FMLA will not help. I would recommend a staff job. California would be really cool as they pay for leave, even for the dad. I believe that is the only state that does it. Scandanavia is even more progressive but that is probably a pipe dream.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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NJ also covers pregnancy as a temporary disability from a few weeks prior to 6weeks post for typical delivery -8 weeks for c/s (or until OB clears for work). But you need to have sufficient work credits in the state and its ~67% of base income.

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I knew we should have stayed in California.... If I had known as a new nurse that the rest of the U.S. treated their nurses like scum, I would never have left California several years ago. I had it made out there- good salary, great benefits (403b matching was great, PTO accumulated at like 8hrs/pay period, maternity leave was good, my health insurance was free, had an EAP that allowed me 5 free counseling sessions for my husband and me)... If only I had known then what I know now...

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Can you go back to staff there?

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I would love to, but it isn't that easy. I'm married and my husband's job is a tough field... We kind of have to go where the jobs are for him since I can get a job just about anywhere. We do still have our house in California being rented out, but I just don't think it's in the cards for us to move back. Both of our families are midwest/east coast and at the time, we were the only folks in our families living out west. Who knows, maybe we will move back someday. We both loved it!

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I'm five months pregnant and I travel. I had Aflac through my job when I was staff. Now I pay my premiums out of pocket. I'll be covered for 6 months after I deliver. If you're already pregnant it won't do much good. You have to have it for 10 months before you use it. But if you're trying to have a baby I suggest you get it now. Otherwise you might want to do an extra high paying assignment or two and try to save up some money.

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