Should I work until the day I give birth?

I am due 10/08, but they intend to induce me on 10/01. I have 12 weeks of maternity leave approved. Should I work all the way up to the first, or should I start my leave a little early? What did you guys do? I am having the hardest time deciding! Everything is ready for the baby.


I’m working til the day of c section. I worked last time even on the day I was induced.

I worked all the way up until the day before I had 3 of mine. Then spent everyday of my maternity leave after. It’s whatever is best for you.

I was a Corrections officers and worked up until the day I had my baby… it all depends on how you feel… if you feel like you can work then work…

I’d say go a week before, that gives you your own time before the demand of baby.

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Stay as long as you can at work! You need those days after the baby!

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I worked until a week before I gave birth.

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I would save the maternity leave for after you have the baby. You will want to spend all that time with baby before you have to go back to work. If you are too uncomfortable then I would definitely start a little early maybe a week or two depending how you feel.

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Honestly I think it depends on the nature of your job. If you can do your job and it not affect how you are feeling then I say go for it and have more time with your little one. If your job is too hard, just work as long as you can.

I worked till the end. I wanted all the time I could get home with my daughter. I know some people leave because they don’t feel well. But really it’s all up to you! Everyone has different reasons to go either way!

It’s up to how you feel and what you think is best

Maybe take a day or two before hand to get the much needed rest before the birth. It will be a long time before you’ll get rest afterwards.

I had planned to work until I went into oboe but after 2 weeks of early labor and my managers attitude I went on leave at 39 weeks and delivered 5 days later

I worked till I gave birth. I liked it just fine

Work all the way if you are able to do so.

I’d work till the very last day!!

I personally worked up until the day before I was induced so that I could spend as much time as possible with my baby girl

I worked until the day before I was induced so I could have every bit of my maternity leave with my little one.

Work as long as you feel comfortable. I finished up two weeks before I was due and had my boy a week early. They say anywhere from 32 weeks you should finish but as long as it’s safe for you to work then you can. I was on light duties at work as I work in childcare so I did a lot of office work and supervision of children

It’s up to how you feel. I worked up to giving birth with my first two and then had to make sure to make phone calls to HR and employee health letting them know when to start my leave. This time, I want to be done prior to giving birth— my due date is Oct 15 and I was induced a week early with my last baby (due to a history of big babies, last one was 9lbs a week early) so that would mean I’d be induced around October 8th, so I decided to start leave that Monday October 5th so I could just worry about having a baby not making a bunch of phone calls to work