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Just wondering when should I start the maternity leave..my EDD is June 13 but counting by weeks, I'm now 22 weeks & by mid may would be 36weeks...
I was thinking to start the leave a week before my delivery..Anyone care to advise?
My EDD is on 26th May 09, mostly would take my ML 2 weeks before my due date as my 1st & 2nd child is due 1 week earlier my due date so maybe you can start your ML 2 weeks earlier is the best, 1 week to rest at home and who know maybe on the 2nd week your baby is out!
Hi, My EDD is on the 6th Jul 2009, but from my past 2 experience, i'm usually due 1-2weeks earlier so i had decided to apply ML from my 37/38 weeks onwards... actually 2 weeks in advance will be enough can rest awhile and do last min shopping also...
oh.. so 2 weeks in advance is the best choice huh? okies!
how bout after birth? do you take 3 1/2 months straight or use it separately like eg. take 2 full months then the rest of another 1 1/2 months take it like twice a week until fully utilise?
Hmmm ok....thx for the advices..looks like I'd have to start 2 weeks before... (",)
how about going to work until you deliver? One of my ex-colleague was like that.
provided you can tahan the weight....
so that all leaves will be 'reserved' for looking after the baby.
but some can count as mc?
My previous birth i cant go to work till birth even thou i want but i experience loosen pelvis bone so i can walk, stand and move around, was order to rest on bed from my 8th Months all the way to birth... MISERABLE...
My previous birth i cleared all 3months then go back to work... cos cant bear my dear daughter...
But this time i will clear 3 months and left 1month to clear slowly.. can take as and when i want.. hehe
Based on each company policy, most would encourage to take at least a week before your DUE DATE. For my case, I've to take a week prior to the due date.
hey basha, my edd is the same as you!..
i intend to work till end may, so still gt around 2 weeks till edd to prepare..
btw, you delivering at?
for my both pregnancy, i take ML 1 wk before my EDD. my last day of work is on Friday for both pregnancy.
and so really zun zun... I delivered my 1st on the following sun and 2nd on the following sat.... so both my ML starts zun zun from the day i delivered. both delivered @39wk.
hehe, ya, i aso counted, tink work till end may means work till 38 w 3 days ..
tink should be alright for me coz my boss mention if i happen to deliver in May, then she allow me to bring forward my maternity leave last minute , means ML start from the day i need to go hospital..
also easier to count coz end of may is just nice work till end of a month mahz..
wil tell baby to guai guai, june then come out.. hehe..
this is also my 1st pregnancy.. am expecting a boy.. how bout you?
i will be delivering at Thomson..
me start today!!! yeah!!!! actually i'm only delivering on 27th feb but taking earlier bcos cannot tahan my boss!! making life difficult for me so i take early to siam them!!
i wanted to spend more thing with my baby whn she is out.. so, i wrked until Sat, thn the nxt monday, i give birth ..
is yours planned c sect?
else how you did you know baby will be out on mon..