A coworker informed me that when she had her baby, she got temp disability....This coworker gave me a number to call, and i found out i can get 5 weeks of paid temp disability. (6 weeks, but the first week is unpaid) it's not much, it'll end up being about a fifth of my actual income, but it's better than nothing.
So, ask around--if my coworker hadn't told me this, i'd have no idea. the temp disability is not through the company or our regular health insurance carrier. it's some sort of 3rd party insurance co...my boss didn't know about it, and neither did i. (unless boss was playing dumb so she wouldn't have to pay me)