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Old Jan 2nd, 2017, 05:42 AM   1
Trixter
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How long before due date should I start maternity leave?


Any recommendations?

I'm in the UK. Only taking 6 months, not 9 months, for maternity. I'm gutted to lose too much of those six months before baby arrives, however I know I may not feel physically up to work.

How long do you recommend? Is 3 weeks before due date enough?



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Old Jan 2nd, 2017, 10:59 AM   2
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With my first I took a full month off before my due date... but then I was 8 days late. I found it such a waste of time that I could have used with baby after he was born.
This time I plan working right up to 39 weeks.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2017, 12:37 PM   3
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I am planning on working until my due date. I went on leave at 37 weeks last time because of some health issues and it was so boring sitting around the house waiting for baby to come.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2017, 13:20 PM   4
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Iv always gone off at 36 weeks and felt i needed it but everyone is different. Do you have any holidays that can be used first? If you take 6 months including holidays it could still bulk it to 7/8ish months



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Old Jan 2nd, 2017, 13:36 PM   5
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Ive gone at 34 weeks using annual leave, I'm hoping this baby also appears at 38 weeks (which my last 2 did) so means Im only using 2 weeks of maternity leave.

It really depends on the job you do, I work 12 hr shifts (days/ nights) and was struggling so was happy I could go early.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2017, 14:26 PM   6
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Last pregancy I went on holiday at 37weeks & I started mat leave on my due date. I plan to do something similar this time but I'm only part time now so I may be able to work for longer. I world say it depends on your job, I sit down most of the time but I struggled at the end with tiredness x



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2017, 14:47 PM   7
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it really depends on your pregnancy and your job. First time around I was planning to work till 38/39 weeks but actually felt so rough i stopped at 36/37, i was just physically exhausted. I would see how you feel nearer the time, they cant stop you moving your leave forward if you need to go sooner. its actually quite boring sitting round waiting so i would carry on as long as you feel you can!



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2017, 16:54 PM   8
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I worked until my baby came. I'm in the U.S. and the only maternity leave we get is whatever vacation and sick time we've accrued. It's pretty rough. I didn't want to waste one minute that I could spend with my baby but I also felt great even at the end of my pregnancy.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2017, 17:04 PM   9
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I worked up to 38.5 weeks. I would have worked later but I had a huge bump, I was commuting 1.5h by bus followed by a 30 minute uphill walk, teaching all day then doing the same to get home. I also was having sweeps and my boss was genuinely scared I was going to go into labour. I finished up on a holiday so it made sense to stop when I did.

I went into hospital to be induced at exactly 40w. Even though I was only off for less than two weeks I felt pretty bored. I'd definitely work up to my due date again



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2017, 17:08 PM   10
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I worked until 38 weeks and was signed off sick so it didn't count as my mat leave. Baby was born 39+2



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