The terms of my new 4-day per week job is stressing me out and I need some input. For some context: I am moving across the US (Utah to Ohio) July 30th, my EDD is Sept 13th, and this new job (which is the place I actually worked at last year) is a training position that as advertised as year-long position with the possibility of staying on for two years (max). It is also at a University so the "year" starts with the school year at the end of August. My current terms include: start Aug 12, work until baby comes (~one month), take 6 weeks off unpaid (so go back late October), and my benefits would kick in Oct 1st. I'm considering asking for a change but not sure what option I want to go for. Option A: start Aug 1st, work until baby comes, take 8 weeks off unpaid (so start back early to mid Nov), and benefits would start Sept 1st (hopefully in time for birth as the health insurance would cover 100% vs my current insurance paying 80%). Option B: start Nov 1st (not work before baby, have 6 weeks home with baby), and benefits start Dec 1st. Option C: start Jan 6th/beginning of spring semester (not work before baby, have 3.5 months home with baby), and benefits start March 1st. (About $5000-7000 income/benefits loss). I don't know how flexible they'll be (my new boss doesn't have kids) but I'm trying to figure out what to even ask for. Regardless of my leave time, I'll wait to put baby in daycare until January (she should be about 3.5 months then) and plan for my husband and I to flex our work schedules and have family fill in the gaps through the end of December. Any thoughts?