I started a new job recently and I love it and want to display dedication to my work. My spouse and I are also hoping to start a family soon.
I have several related questions:
- Would it be worth it to wait several months so that I'm there for a certain period of time before taking maternity leave?
- How difficult is it to work through morning sickness and pregnancy?
- How would my boss and coworkers be likely to react of I were to get pregnant soon after starting?
I've looked at the rules in my workplace and with FMLA on taking leave and if I want the benefits offered I'll need to have worked a full year before going on maternity leave, which would mean for benefits I could pregnant as early as the 4th month in.
We also have a small conference room designated as the "mother's room" for breastfeeding.