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I was planning on working right up until the very

I was planning on working right up until the very last possible moment so as to have the longest maternity leave I can but I'm feeling so exhausted these last few weeks that I almost just want to start my mat leave now. Anyone else have any suggestions about what to do? All I want to do is sleep (but I can't! b/c it's not comfortable).

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    With my first child I went 2 full weeks post-due date. I ended up taking a full week of leave before my son was born because I was so miserable! I did not regret it. There are pros and cons that I’m sure you’ve considered (good to stay busy, bad to complain too much at work, etc.) but my experience did not detract from spending time with my baby post-partum. I will say that to count that pre-baby week as maternity leave, I had to get a special note from my doctor to insurance.

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