So, I need to get my EDD paperwork approved by a medical professional (OB, Midwife, Nurse Practitioner) after the birth of my baby to get my 6 weeks of disabiity payments for maternity leave. I'm trying to decide if I should go into L&D after the birth (a few hours at least, want time to relax with the baby!) and just play the "oops, we didn't quite make it" card so that I can have someone there take care of it...and possibly the birth certificate stuff too. On the other hand, I could probably just make a same day appt to see someone at the OBGYN department (HMO, I see whoever's there) and hope that they will approve the paperwork?
I really can't afford to NOT get my payments, nor can I afford to have them start coming late so unfortunately this is a really big deal, and there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of information about getting paperwork approved when you birth unassisted...go figure
Any thoughts or experiences with this?