So I'm self employed and worried about maternity leave. My income depends completely on my actually being at work, so paid maternity leave is pipe dream here. Also, as my entire business depends on my ability to see patients, I worry about how much it will hurt the practice i've spent 3 years building to take a few weeks off. I bring home about 50% of our household income, so it would be difficult, but not impossible, to survive for very long without my income. That said, I don't want to interrupt valuable bonding time with baby.
Anyone else in a similar situation? What are you going to do? Thoughts? Suggestions?