We are going to TTC from October, so we are starting to research now. I have checked entitlements today and by July next year ( if we conceive in October ) i will have 8 weeks holiday pay, plus 14weeks paid maternity leave from work (and 18weeks federal government) so atleast 40weeks off. I can take the holiday and mat leave at part pay (so 62 weeks off Inc federal).
I'm feeling guilty about this ( more about the inconvenience to my employer).
We are hoping for more than one so we will be doing it all over again a year or two after the birth. Is this normal?