Chelsea - posted on 10/04/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )
I'm due in two days, my employer just told me they will only entitle me 6 weeks postpartum recovery as prescribed by my doctor. I've told them since I was 12 weeks pregnant that I wanted 12 weeks leave (maximum FMLA) and they know ive been planning for that. Then just before I'm due, they drop this bomb on me! I'm so distressed, I don't know what to do. Im a full time single working mom, no help from the babys father, and my family cannot help me care for the baby..I work 9 hour days which means the baby will be in daycare up to 12 hours a day when he's only 1 1/2 months old!! I am so uncomfortable with the idea of having him spending so much time away from me before he is 3 months...I'm afraid my employer will not grant me any leniency given my situation, no flex time, no telecommuting, no parttime schedule. If I quit my job, I risk the baby and i going temporarily uninsured until I find a replacement. I'm in such a stuck position and I feel they are taking advantage of that to save costs and get me back to work ASAP.