You’ve recently found out you’re pregnant and the first thought on your mind is your job. Telling an employer about your pregnancy does not have to happen right away. Many mothers wait until the second trimester to reveal their pregnancy to their employer. The first trimester is when the risk of miscarriage is highest.

Where to Find Information on Maternity Leave and FMLA

Women have a wealth of support when it comes to maternity leave and FMLA. Local, regional, state and federal departments are set-up to protect women during pregnancy from employer discrimination and retaliation. ... read more »

Netflix: Unlimited Family Leave During Baby's First Year

A new Netflix company policy, announced on August 4, offers all new parents as much as a year of paid unlimited time off following the birth or adoption of a child. ... read more »

Job Interviews During Pregnancy: To Tell or Not To Tell?

Here’s what some career consultants and pregnant job applicants have to say about if, when, and how to disclose your pregnancy during the job interview process. ... read more »

Is it Healthy to Work Up Until My Due Date?

Many women wonder if working up until their pregnancy due date is safe for their health and the health of their unborn child. Find out! ... read more »

Maternity Leave When Adopting

State laws and employer policies differ from one state to the next when you adopt a baby. ... read more »

When Should I Return to Work After Birth?

One of the biggest decisions for a working mother is when to return to work after their baby is born. ... read more »

Can My Husband Take Paternity Leave?

There are no short term disability options available for fathers who want to take time off for the birth of a child. According to the FMLA, fathers are allowed to take up to 12 weeks unpaid leave. ... read more »

Important Contacts Before Taking Maternity Leave

When you do decide to reveal your pregnancy to your employer, you need to make a list of important contacts within the company and your personal prenatal care to ensure you know whom to contact when the pregnancy nears the due date. ... read more »

Babies, Nannies Fly Free with KKR Traveling Moms

Private equity firm KKR recently announced an enhancement to its family leave policy. The new policy allows new mothers at the executive level to bring their babies and nannies for business travel. ... read more »

Maternity Leave, Education, and Marissa Mayer's Twins

During the last stages of her pregnancy, Mayer did what a lot of Yahoo’s expectant and new mothers did; she worked from home. When baby Macallister was just a couple weeks old, Mayer returned to work. ... read more »

Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

FMLA allows for 12 weeks of maternity leave. This 12 week timeframe does not include sick, vacation and personal time, in most cases. While employer policies will differ, most employers allow various forms of paid leave before unpaid maternity leave begins.  ... read more »

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

According to the EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, pregnant employees or potential employees cannot be treated unfavorably because of the pregnancy. ... read more »

Tips for Requesting Maternity Leave

If your income is financially relevant, think through your post pregnancy plan carefully. Many mothers want to stay home with their baby for the first year, but not all mothers are in a financial situation that allows such a prolonged maternity leave and disability payments will not continue for one year. ... read more »

How to Deal With an Employer Refusing Maternity Leave

The federal and state governments protect pregnant women from discrimination in the workplace. If you are pregnant and seeking maternity leave under FMLA, you have rights as long as you follow the proper procedures for requesting maternity leave. ... read more »