Parental Leave Checklist for Expecting Moms and Dads
For expecting parents, a new baby means a lot of things to prepare for from packing the hospital bag to filling the nursery. Additionally, working parents know that preparing to take leave from the office can bring its own list of to-dos. An out of office email message should be the least of your worries come delivery time! No matter where you’re at in your pregnancy, there are steps you can take to plan a smooth departure so that you can focus on your little one, and not work projects.
Bestow created an easy interactive parental leave checklist you can use to plan your maternity (or paternity) leave. It includes tasks like discussing your expected leave date and how long you’ll be out of the office and adding a new child to your health care plan. Further, whether it’s an HR representative, your supervisor, or your team, this checklist will help everyone prepare for the time you’ll be out. It even includes items to consider when coming back to the office like altering your work schedule and finding childcare.
You know what’s best for you and your baby. This parental leave checklist will help you ease any stress about leaving and allow you to fully enjoy one of the best days of your life.
If you’re unsure of the family leave laws in your state, Bestow created an easy guide to who is covered and what is provided:
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