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Maternity Leave - Torn, Time Before or After!
Hi. I'm sure I'm not the only person having this debate with myself! I'd love to take some time to myself before baby arrives. For numerous reasons, but mainly downtime and not having to deal with the stress that working life brings for a few weeks! But then I feel guilty, because by taking extra time at the beginning it means less time at the end with my baby I keep thinking whichever option I pick, I'll regret not picking the other one in the long run... or will I? There's only a week difference between the two options I'm considering - its hardly a life changing decision! It feels like a huge decision though, LOL! I'm thinking of either finishing at 35+3 (Friday) so my first non-working day starts at 35+6, take 2 weeks annual leave, and starting maternity leave 37+6, or finishing at 36+3 (Friday) so my first non-working day is 36+6, take 2 weeks annual leave and starting maternity leave at 38+6. Baby can come from 38 weeks and be considered full-term, right?