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Old 08-29-2012, 01:40 PM   #131
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Re: How close to due date did you keep working?

I worked the day I went into labor! Wanted to save all my PTO for spending with DD.

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Old 08-29-2012, 02:19 PM   #132
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Re: How close to due date did you keep working?

I was due with DD 4/29. Planned on working until 4/15 (Tuesday), so I guess the answer to the original question is 38 weeks. Went into labor, though, on 4/13 (Sunday), so I didn't get to my planned date. I quit working after that, so without knowing it, 4/11 was my last day at work. Glad I had burned my essential files to a jump drive and brought it home that day! After FMLA, most of which was paid due to the amount of paid leave I had saved up, my last "official" day was in mid-June. I did that so I could make it to the 5-year mark of employment and thus be vested and eligible for retirement benefits down the road, as well as receive longevity pay.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:43 PM   #133
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I worked until the Friday before my Monday c-section. I would have worked until the day I went into labor if I had stood my ground and refused to be scheduled for a c-section but that's post for another day and another forum. GRRR! I wanted as much time home with the baby as possible.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #134
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with dd i planned to stop 2 weeks before edd, but then she came 3 weeks early!
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:17 PM   #135
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I got off work at 4:30 pm on my due date. Contractions started at 7 pm. I started maternity leave the next day (she was born at 10:37 am).
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:54 AM   #136
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I was getting up to go to work when I realized my water had broken. I hadn't planned for any time off before so I could have as much as possible for after.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:45 AM   #137
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With my first I worked until I went into labor. With this one, I think I'll put my maternity leave in the weekend before I'm due because I have a longer commute.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #138
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Re: How close to due date did you keep working?

I was a low risk and healthy pregnancy the first time and worked until my 40th week but ended up not delivering until week 44! This time, I feel like I might need extra time to prepare for baby #2 so I plan on dipping out of work at 38 weeks or so.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:44 AM   #139
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I worked until the day I went in to labor. Good distraction and it kept me active, plus i needed every paycheck to save up for being home with my little one. Of course, I know this was only possible because I was lucky enough to have a healthy pregnancy.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #140
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I took two weeks prior to my Due date off, good thing I had that planned as I was 1.5 weeks early.
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