-How much maternity time did you take from work, if any? Why did you chose that amount of time, or was that the time given to you?
I took the full 12 weeks that I could take based on FMLA, but I came back before 12 weeks and stretched out the remaining leave days so that I could be PT for awhile. I think maternity leave should be longer. I also think it would be nice if it started at 38 or 39 weeks and still went for at least 12 weeks after the birth.
-What circumstances impacted how much time you took?
I wanted to take as much as I could, even though it meant taking unpaid time.
-How much maternity time was paid?
Six weeks paid via a combo of short term disability and accrued sick time for the first two; 8 weeks b/c I had a c-section with the third. The remaining weeks were mostly unpaid other than holidays. I could have used vacation time for extra pay, but I preferred to save my days and still have those days to take off during the rest of the year.