Sure, you have a ton of questions — How many weeks do I get? How can I get more paid maternity leave? When should I ask for it? — but you don’t have to figure it out by yourself. I have a process that provides step-by-step guidance to get you through the maternity leave maze.
Choose your trimester and follow the steps below to map out your plan.
Your First Trimester
- Download the free maternity leave proposal template to recognize options.
- Check the list of articles below for ones that match your needs.
Your Second Trimester
Your Third Trimester
- Complete and fine-tune your Max Your Maternity Leave plan.
- Practice your “pitch” to your manager.
- Present your proposal to your manager.
Maternity Leave & Return-to-Work Planning Advice
How to Figure Out Your Baseline Maternity Leave
Why You Should Request to Work from Home Early in Your Pregnancy
No Maternity Leave Policy? Make Your Own!
Timing Your Adoption and Family Leave Plans
5 Ways to Return to Work After Leave
Case Study: Know All Your Return-to-Work Options
Can You Afford Part-time Hours?
17 New Moms Easily Negotiate Flexible Work After Maternity Leave. Here’s How.
How to Return to Work Part-time Under FMLA*
Telecommuting + Baby: Make the Right Arrangements*
Best Flexible Work Choices for Nursing Moms*
Flexible Paternity Leave and RTW Options for Dads*
*Find these return-to-work articles in your FREE copy of Max Your Maternity Leave.