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How much notice did you give your employer when taking parental leave? I’m interested in hearing from both men and women. What is considered the standard notice as well as minimum that is professionally acceptable. Also interested in scenarios where the full leave was not taken immediately after childbirth.

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Male. I was up front and sharing the news early- because I would take off to join for appointments, etc. I ended up taking 13 of 16 weeks just based off of delivery gaps...but still was more time off than I’ve ever had in my life. This was about 2 years back.

20 weeks, give or take. For the most part, you have to take all the leave at once. There is a little tweaking you can do but basically it goes: Medical STD Medical LTD Firm-sponsored leave PTO For both mine, I was out 12 weeks then used PTO to only be half time for another 8 weeks.

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