So I am going over all of my FMLA and leave paperwork. I was planning on taking all 12 weeks of FMLA. I was only off 8 weeks with DD (which was a c/s) and it felt so short. Our company doesn't offer any paid leave for maternity leave but I am enrolled in short term disability. I was SOOOOOO looking forward to having 12 weeks off. Well, it turns out that our Short Term Dis. company, Unum Provident, only approves 6 weeks of disability for a vaginal birth (8 for c/s) and you have to wait 2 weeks of being out of work before you start getting paid. So basically, I will only be getting 60% of my paycheck for 4 weeks and after that, if I want to be off longer, I am totally unpaid. I am really upset. If I was to take the entire 12 weeks then I would be completely unpaid for the last 6 weeks. We cannot afford that. I want to be able to enjoy my time off with the baby, not stressing out about money the whole time. Gah!!!!!!!! Another reason I hate hate hate insurance companies.
freethinking mom to DD 4/2006 and DS 1/2010