I work as IT contractor in US located small startup. I’ve been working there for 3 years. I live in another country and work remotely. I'm wondering how women usually notify the company about their pregnancy in US. My contract doesn’t cover this topic, the contract only says that in case I want to change the job, I need notify the company in a month.
I’m worried about all this situation because I’m an only woman in a team and I do not know what their reaction will be.
I understand that I should tell them about the pregnancy in advance because I will be unavailable for some time, but from the other point of view I’m planning to return to work in a 1-2 month and I would like to come back to the same position/salary (without downgrading).
I also do not know how to start a negotiation about this: should I start it from my suggestions (about 1-2 month leave) or should I ask something like “what can you offer me in this situation?” and wait for their response?
Will it be OK to tell them about it in 1 month till the expected date of birth or should I do it earlier?