Just wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation to me:
I started with my employer in 2008, took paid and unpaid maternity leave in 2010 for my first bub, and returned after 13 months in 2011. I then worked for six months before going on maternity leave again to have my second bub, and have since had 2 years off (paid and unpaid leave). I am due back at work next month however hubby and I, after much discussion over the last couple of years, have pretty much decided 100% to try for baby number 3
My concern is that my 'boss' (doesn't own the company but is in charge of our office) wasn't happy about either of my previous pregnancies (even though I'd been employed for 2 years before I took my first maternity leave) and will be even less happy about me having a third. My last return to work (for six months) I found quite stressful and already I'm dreading how I'll be treated once word is out I'm planning on taking maternity leave again (for at least one year again). We tend to get pregnant almost straight away too so I'm guessing it would be the same again this time. I can understand why it isn't ideal (I guess I've been on leave for longer than I've actually been employed, which does make me feel guilty) however its not like I'd get anything I'm not legally entitled for! I also can't plan my life and having children completely around my work.
Just wondering if anyone else has taken maternity leave 3 times during their employment, how their employer handled it, how they handled it?! We're not even pregnant yet and already I'm worried If I could leave I would but we need the maternity leave and a job for me to come back to!
Sorry for the long post!