Julie Steinberg wrote a nice article that encapsulated the four rules you need to remember about your maternity leave. I’ve linked to the article at the end of this post. I wanted to expand a bit on her rules and ask you all if you’d add any more rules to the list.
1. Start the conversation early
I was glad to see that the women Julie referred to in the article recommended letting managers know sooner than later. The 12 week mark seems to be a good time to let people know. You’d want to share the news sooner if you are having an especially tough time with morning sickness or you are high risk and may need accommodations during your pregnancy.