My baby was born on week 31, i forecasted my leave to give myself at least 2 weeks before the baby, while I felt perfectly ok to stay, all was uneventful and smal baby. I ended up going in labor the day after I left work. Than with the premie size came jaundice and 5 day back in the hospital. So i asked for the form about 5 days after the baby was born. When I still didn’t have it 2 weeks after that I called HR. I didn’t call sooner, bc I didn’t want to be obnoxious, I was the first female in the company pregnant staff, not management. HR told me they mailed it. I never received it. Which is interesting, since all well wishes and presents arrived just fine. So they sent me another via mail. I filled it out and faxed it back. Than next day they told me it is outside of the time the form/application process so I lost the benefit. I didn’t fight it, bc I wanted to come back, not be given pressure for pumping ...etc. I now look back and I feel I was cheated. Is there a deadline really for the form or I was just told something to go away? After my pregnncy I told everybody else to be sure they get the form or have their husband push it. Mine was only 3-4 weeks. That claim of the mail I’m not buying.