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Planning For Maternity Leave

Planning For Maternity Leave

Maternity leaves are one of the most important rights of working mothers. If you are planning a baby or you are pregnant, planning for maternity leave is a must. Planning for maternity leave the right way can help you to enjoy the child birth period without any stress or hassle. Read on to find tips for planning your maternity leave.

Planning for maternity leave can be easier if you start the planning process at right time. This is because when you are pregnant you do not know how much you should commit to as well as how much should you leave flexible. No matter whether you are trying to take leave or you want to quit your job, it is good to take the advantage of this leave facility.

It is never too late to plan for your maternity leave. However, it largely depends on the place where you live in and the facilities given to the employees by the company you are working with. It is good to find out the privileges that the company offers to the employees beforehand so that it helps you plan accordingly.

Planning for Maternity Leave

Here are some tips to plan for the maternity leave.

Understand Your Rights

The first step while planning for maternity leave is to understand your rights and benefits. You will have to find out whether the employer gives paid maternity leave or is there any other clause. Find out what the law of your country and state affirms. You should learn how to protect your rights as an expectant mom.

Check the Maternity Leave Period

Find out about the minimum time given as maternity leave and consult with your doctor about the status of your pregnancy.

Align Your Plans with Company’s Policies

Once you have checked out the company’s policies you should outline your plan. Keep in mind that by presenting a leave plan you show your dedication towards returning to work. Though childbirth is unpredictable, you should plan out when you would like to take the leave.

Share Your Responsibilities

Make a list of your responsibilities in the office that can get affected because of your leave. Discuss with your boss and share the responsibilities with seniors and juniours accordingly. Be realistic. Unless you have a reliable helping hand you cannot return to work. So get assured about this or try to work from home if possible.

Prepare Yourself

Be ready to compromise with the circumstances and suggest your plan of returning to work. Stay organised with the documents and if you are asked to produce, you can do it as soon as possible. If you are tight of budget plan your expenses during the leave time.

Inform Your Clients Beforehand

If you have to deal with clients, let them know about your leave and cover the work and responsibilities accordingly. Let them know when you are planning to return.

Combining a career with family life will be somewhat challenging. Make sure you decide beforehand whether you are fully prepared to return to work or not. This will save you from postnatal depression and frustration which happens usually when mothers find it unmanageable and fail to cope with the office and family responsibilities.

Planning for maternity leave can be the right way to deal with the present situation. Try to find help from one of your family members and plan only when you are sure that the elderly woman is going to stay with you for long and will also look after the responsibilities of your child.

When you have asked for maternity leave, also find out that the leave can be extended if things turn different. Contact your human resource department and ask your co-workers regarding the quality of the leave and the adjustments that are possible. If you plan properly, you will be relaxed and have a stress free child birth experience.

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Mahta.9 years ago
it is better to be aware of maternity leave rules when planning pregnancy so that you can plan the leave properly
Mandira.9 years ago
i have planned to take my maternity leave from my ninth month. till then i will keep on working...this way i would have enough leave to take care of my baby after delivery.
Madhavi.9 years ago
i have a complicated pregnancy. my doctor has advised me complete rest. if i take leave now then i would not be able to take leave after my baby is born. how much leave can i take?
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