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New job - giving notice and baby timing. Advice?

Very suddenly, I got an offer for a new job. I want to take it. My current company is extremely busy and I don't think two weeks notice is enough, but the new company wants me to start right away. Also, I was planning on getting pregnant soon, but didn't know I would be taking on a new job. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2014 - 21 answers

Better-paying job or mat leave coverage? Does not compute!

I have two job offers on my table, each with a sizeable pay raise above my current salary. Problem is, my current job has maternity leave benefits, and I don't think these two new jobs do. [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Apr 3, 2014 - 10 answers

Health Insurance Deductible "Reset" Date

So, my wife is going to give birth in Mid-to-End of June. She has a deductible "reset" date of June 1. How does this work? [more inside]
posted by Debaser626 on Feb 6, 2014 - 11 answers

Job searching on maternity leave: when to disclose?

I had a baby ten days ago. Whee! It's awesome. I have fourteen weeks off from work and planned to use this time not only to bond with baby but also apply for new jobs since my current job, though wonderful in the benefits department, is diverging in its business from what I was originally hired to do. At the very least I'd figured that it wouldn't hurt to look and now there's one company calling me back already. For this case and hopefully others to come, when in the recruitment process, and to whom, do I tell that I just had a baby and am on leave? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2014 - 13 answers

I'm dressing for two now!

I need some pregnant-lady style inspiration. Looking for stores, blogs, general advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2014 - 29 answers

Do warm, non-synthetic, petite maternity pants exist?

I'm mid-second trimester and not fitting into any of my pre-pregnancy pants anymore, so I'm looking for suggestions of maternity clothing -- stores, brands, styles -- with the following constraints: [more inside]
posted by nonane on Dec 28, 2013 - 15 answers

How soon can I get back in the classroom after giving birth?

How soon can I realistically expect to go back into the classroom after giving birth? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Nov 6, 2013 - 44 answers

Did you enjoy your parental leave?

Our first child is due in the next few weeks! This isn't a question about getting ready - we've done a lot of preparation (see inside). I want to know how you enjoyed those first crazy weeks. Were you able to relax into the sleep deprivation and rhythm-less newborn life? Do you look back on those days fondly? We expect to be tired and frazzled, but we want to intentionally savor this special time. We will have ~8 weeks at home together with our baby. Tell me how you did it. [more inside]
posted by Cygnet on Nov 6, 2013 - 45 answers

Job misery and baby

My "glamorous" job just got worse and I have a baby now. Good time to quit? [more inside]
posted by i_love_squirrels on Jul 20, 2013 - 23 answers

What places sell maternity clothing that my wife would like?

My wife is pregnant. I'd like to get her a gift certificate to a store that sells maternity clothing that is akin to the clothing she normally buys. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Mar 29, 2013 - 9 answers

Third trimester shoe recommendations?

I have finally hit the point where I'm unable to wear the shoes that have carried me through the first two thirds of this pregnancy. I'm looking for shoe suggestions that meet the following criteria: [more inside]
posted by House of Leaves of Grass on Mar 23, 2013 - 18 answers

Is private health insurance with maternity coverage in DC even worth it?

Healthy 26-year-old woman in DC with private health insurance, planning to start trying to get pregnant at the end of the year. [more inside]
posted by crunchysalty on Feb 8, 2013 - 16 answers

Beautiful wedding dress/evening gown for a pregnant lady?

I'm pregnant, and I'm getting married. Any advice for finding a beautiful, non-cutesy maternity wedding dress, or super luxe evening gown? [more inside]
posted by LolaCola on Nov 29, 2012 - 13 answers

UK Employment LawFilter: missus made redundant during maternity leave

I'd like some advice on whether it's worth pursuing an ex-employer to tribunal for unlawful dismissal. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Maternity Fifties Flair

The Fabulous Fifties, maternity edition! Where can one find fifties-style/a-line dresses that are reminiscent of the fifties? Think Modcloth styling, but for a ginormous belly. [more inside]
posted by heigh-hothederryo on Jul 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Career vs Maybe Baby

Woman navigating career and family planning - stay comfortable in a good job or take the risk in a startup? Apologies, a bit long and ranty inside: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2012 - 14 answers

What to do during therapist's maternity leave?

My therapist is gone on maternity leave. Does anyone have any tips/stories about going through the same thing? [more inside]
posted by dithmer on May 29, 2012 - 5 answers

How do we get out of paying for employer insurance during FMLA?

FMLA-Filter: What counts as officially "returned" to work after the 12 week FMLA for maternity leave? [more inside]
posted by amazingstill on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Planning maternity leave: lump sum or gradual payout?

Maternity leave: did you space yours out over a year (if your place of employment offers that option)? How did it go? Did you regret not taking it all up front, or were there real hidden benefits? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Apr 11, 2012 - 18 answers

What can I do to help my wife transition back into the working world?

My wife's going back to work after a year worth of maternity leave (we're in Canada). I expect a large amount of separation anxiety from both the baby and the mom. We've talked about this a bunch already. Basically we both acknowledge that's it's going to be hard for her. What can I do to be more supportive? What has/hasn't worked for you? Is there anything I can do to ease the transition?
posted by aeighty on Feb 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Dressing while Pregnant

Dressing and sleeping while pregnant: why does my Bella Band not stay down? why does my maternity belt scrunch up uncomfortably? Should I be wearing diabetic socks? How best to arrange millions of pillows in bed? What maternity gadgets are worth the cost? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Jan 10, 2012 - 25 answers

what to stock bathroom with?

Pregnant Ladies! When you go you shopping, or running errands, or to the restaurant, what are things you wish you could bring with you but you can't, as far as personal items? what is your fantasy public bathroom stocked with? [more inside]
posted by assasinatdbeauty on Aug 22, 2011 - 21 answers

Pregnant & Fancy

Where can I find fantastic formal maternity gown? [more inside]
posted by BClady on Aug 17, 2011 - 14 answers

Returning to work after maternity leave

What can I do now to make life easier for myself and my family when I return to work in three weeks, after a total of 3 months off for maternity leave? [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Jul 11, 2011 - 22 answers

anti-radiation maternity clothing

What's with the anti-radiation maternity clothing on Chinese wholesale sites like milanoo? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 29, 2011 - 11 answers

What kinds of government-sponsored assistance programs or support exist for new mothers in countries around the world?

What kinds of government-sponsored assistance programs or support exist for new mothers in countries around the world? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on May 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Quitting after maternity leave: should she tell her boss?

Quitting after maternity leave: should she tell her boss? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Mar 14, 2011 - 23 answers

Best Camera/Video for New Parents?

Best camera/video device + software for new parents who want to take artistic photos of their baby? [more inside]
posted by citystalk on Feb 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Parental Leave - What's New?

I am looking for articles about new developments in parental leave schemes around the world, especially non-English-speaking countries. I am aware of developments in Britain and Australia (but would welcome better articles if there are any).
posted by Omnomnom on Jan 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Maternity Clothes in Manhattan?

Cute maternity clothes for sale in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by 2003girl on Jan 30, 2011 - 4 answers

What to do with my oversupply

I have a week-old baby - my first. Since my "milk came in" I am producing more than she can possibly drink. Uncomfortable. What do do? Details within. [more inside]
posted by saturn~jupiter on Dec 2, 2010 - 29 answers

I can propose my own maternity leave plan, now what?

I work on salary for a tiny company in CA. I am pregnant. No one has ever been pregnant at my company, so I can propose a Maternity Leave plan that works for me and works for them. It's a very humane company, so I'm not concerned about the lack of legal protection. But what should I propose? What is "normal"? How much time off do people who love their jobs usually want? [more inside]
posted by Mozzie on Oct 27, 2010 - 8 answers

What maternity health insurance plan?

What options are available for maternity health insurance? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Jun 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Officewear for first 6 months of pregnancy

Maternity fashion question plus new job conundrum. What kind of officewear can I buy that will make it through the first half of my pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2010 - 18 answers

Need insurance for my future pregnant self

I need help finding insurance for now and for my future pregnant self. Possible issue I'm told: I'm in Texas. [more inside]
posted by grablife365 on Nov 11, 2009 - 3 answers

Is there such thing as "spare time" during maternity/paternity leave?

Is there such thing as "spare time" during maternity/paternity leave? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Nov 2, 2008 - 25 answers

Switching while on leave?

ParentingLeaveFilter: I just started my paternity leave. Unlike a previous recent question, I still want to work -- I want to accept an offer of new employment with a competitor in a different city. How do I best be responsive to the needs of my new employer while treating my (soon to be) old employer fairly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Leaving while on leave?

How do I give notice at one job while I'm at the end of my maternity leave without burning bridges? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Maternity benefits and studentship

My spouse (S) and I are both grad students. I'll be done in about a year (which is a year earlier than S) and we want to start having kids then. The problem is, since I've been a student and not engaged in insurable employment I don't think I qualify for maternity benefits. Am I understanding this correctly? Questions about Canadian maternity benefits, being a student, and baby timing inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2008 - 4 answers

Should I say I'm on maternity leave when applying for jobs?

I'm applying for professional jobs after 6 months of maternity leave. How, if at all, should this be reflected (a) in my resume/cover letter and (b) in my interviews? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2008 - 3 answers

What are these maternity doctors and nurses chanting?

[Link is NSFW: graphic childbirth.] What is the maternity staff chanting in this video? They seem to have a few different songs, one for when the woman is pushing and another for once the baby is born. The notes for the video say that they are in "an Asian country" but I don't know what language they're speaking. [more inside]
posted by lemuria on Jun 22, 2008 - 3 answers

maternity leave questions

I am working as a home health aide in a private home and need some information about maternity leave. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Snoogylips on Jun 3, 2008 - 6 answers

My lovely Bump (humps)

I need help finding a maternity dress or nice top to go with black pants in plus size that would work to attend a wedding in June and my baby shower in September or October. [more inside]
posted by Snoogylips on May 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Do any individual or family insurance plans offer decent maternity coverage?

Do any individual or family insurance plans offer decent maternity coverage? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Sep 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Meal planning on a tight budget

Anyone care to share their monthly grocery budget and list? Headed into maternity leave, down to one income, living in DC... [more inside]
posted by mistsandrain on Jul 26, 2007 - 42 answers

Sources for non-crap maternity clothing for Canucks?

I want maternity clothes that are not poor quality, not made from artificial fibres, not ill-fitting, not $250 each, and not "trendy." [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Apr 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Am I nuts to think I'll actually have time for this stuff?

Besides doing all I can to guarantee my baby becomes a genius, what can I do during my 8 months of maternity leave to be more productive and keep my brain from turning into mush? [more inside]
posted by printchick on Feb 12, 2007 - 11 answers

'A ship under sail and a big-bellied woman...'

[babyfilter] Good sources of non-ugly plus size maternity clothes? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Feb 19, 2006 - 12 answers

Fetal Heartbeat at 14 weeks

MaternityFilter - Fetal Heartbeat Question. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jan 25, 2006 - 19 answers

can my employer delay my raise because i'm pregnant?

my employer recently told me that a number of people in the company are underpaid relative to industry standards and will be getting salary adjustments. The good new: I am one of those people. The bad news: Everyone else who is getting a raise is scheduled to get theirs on january 1st; I, on the other hand, was told that mine would start on May 1st, when I return from my 3 month maternity leave (February to the end of march). Is this legal to treat me differently because I am pregnant? Note that I will continue to be paid during my maternity leave, as this is company policy. In effect, they are postponing my raise by 4 months. I do plan to return to work and have told them this. Any advice is appreciated!
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2005 - 34 answers

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