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I’m pregnant and have been at my job for a few months to qualify for the state family leave which is only 4 weeks. I’m wondering what others have done to prolong their maternity leave when starting a new job.

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Not sure what state you are in but keep in mind as a birthing person you likely qualify for short term disability after childbirth. In CA disability is 6-8 weeks. After disability benefits, then family leave kicks in for additional time. Also consider that some benefits cover your paycheck and others just cover the time away. If you want to extend your leave unpaid you have that option too (if you can afford it).

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Do you qualify for FMLA? Is EY your current employer/do you qualify for their benefits?

EY is not my current employer

Another option… coworkers could donate their vacation days to a coworker in need

Don’t do that. It’s not colleagues’ job to make up for a company’s lack of mat leave.

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Won't EY have more leaves?

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