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February 12th, 2012, 09:33 PM
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I started contracting early this evening around 5. Went to the ER around 7:30 because they were every 5-6 min. By the time I got to the ER and was put on the monitor it was every 2-3 minutes. They were able to stop most of the contractions w/IV fluids and a shot of Breathane (which makes me jittery as all get out...hate it!). I am now a little over 1cm dialated, I was closed at my last check. Which means they were doing something..but thank goodness no more than that.

And now I'm supposed to be on bed rest "until further notice" and she said I can't go to work at least until after my follow up appointment next Wednesday. I don't know what we are going to do I'm the only one working and I get 7 weeks paid 5 weeks at 65% of my pay (which will get me to full term + 1 week....and then have no paid leave for baby).

Don't they have to extend my short term disability if I'm not medically released until 6 weeks after delivery?
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February 12th, 2012, 09:36 PM
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I'm glad they were able to stop your contractions! I'm not sure on leave and short term disability, I think it all varies by state, so I'm no help there.
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February 12th, 2012, 09:39 PM
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WOW! I had the same thing, but after going in, mine stopped. That is no fun and so scary I would THINK that you could get short term disability for this issue. Maybe after your appt things will be OK and you can go back to work? I hope something works out for you!! PS, you changed your siggy and I only realized who you were cause of your daughters name
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February 13th, 2012, 06:01 AM
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If you have a short term disability insurance policy, it should pay for the 6 weeks if it covers maternity. If it is just a work benefit you are talking about, then sounds like you need to make a call to your benefits person. Good luck and I hope your appointment on Wed. goes well!
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February 13th, 2012, 06:09 AM
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Well the company pays for 7 weeks fully paid. And 5 weeks following at 65% of my pay (because I've worked there over a year). I pay for extra STD and LTD. My last company I was out from 24 weeks on and could have up to 22 weeks of STD (65% pay).

This company the STD policy specifically states it does NOT cover maternity related complicated leave...I.E. preterm labor etc. Just the 7 weeks then the 5 weeks.

Oh well I am not going to stress. We have set aside to prepare as much as possible and hubby is already in the process of starting a part time job at night which would bring us in a little extra each month, which we can start setting aside now while I'm still getting paid.

My boss was super understanding this morning, he is so amazing. And I'm his only banker for the next week until the new other banker starts, but he just told me to take care of myself. So nice and so different from the manager and company I worked for LAST time this happened with my last pregnancy.
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February 13th, 2012, 07:32 AM
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I think they have to give you the time off, but they don't have to pay you for it.... Sorry you are in this situation, super stressful. Try to relax if you can!
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February 13th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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So glad they were able to stop the contractions. Your state may have some short term disablity laws but I do know under FMLA they have to give you time off but them don't have to pay you. I hope you are able to get it worked out and hopefully your dr. will realease you to go back to work.
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February 13th, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Your short term should start after you give birth for at least 6 weeks. Mine started when I stopped working until 8 weeks after birth.
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February 13th, 2012, 10:18 PM
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I'm sorry you're having contractions already and that you have to stress over the job situation. I have no idea about policies.
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