With the homestretch of pregnancy in site, you might be wondering when you should stop working. Some work until they go into labor, while others stop around now to have time to rest and finish up preparations. Whatever you decide, take into account a few considerations: Will you still be paid or have insurance coverage when you stop working? How much leave do you have total, and do you want to use it now or after your baby is here? Can you cut back hours instead of stopping completely so you don’t use up your time off? Can you financially swing it? Thinking about this ahead of time can help you plan better and decrease your stress and worry.
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Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020