Yea , so what's your point ?? Even though most of us regulars talk to each
other as if we were on the jobsite , most still respect
women...LOL...Besides SWMBO would smack me upside the head if she caught
wind of me being rude to a woman...LOL...
So would the HWMBO.... (grin). Gack. I just realized, there's probably a
small percentage who were just nicely refraining from making 'alterative
lifestyle' comments at me! LOL! Relax guys, female from day 1. Even got a
cute little c-section scar to prove it and no, ain't posting no pics!
out of my way to help anyone who asks an honest question in a friendly
manner- everyone has to start somewhere. The male posters usually try to
bluff that they know most of it already, but only need help with one
And yeah, some of us enjoy the chance to be gallant. It comes up so
seldom in real life.
Yeah, a lot of jobs allow paternity leave now. Some guys do the same on
paternity leave as they do on their regular days off, whatever that is.
I know one that took a trip to Florida on paternity leave. His wife was
giving birth in New York at the time.
I never got paternity leave for all 4 of my kid's births. It was before
the paternity leave was contracted.
I got to see the births of my last two kids, but I had to take personal
leave for it.
My other two were born way before the fathers were allowed in the OR.
Trust me it is real. She refused medications until the very last
moment. I swear I've never seen such a look in my life, when she said
it :) You'd think I had 3 heads on my shoulders when she looked at
The baby was 9 lb. 14 oz.
I didn't blame her at all.
I think that is a real positive that has happened and getting more common.
Fact is, with the first one she's as clueless as you are generally and
reality is if she had a c-section, she *needs* the help.
See: _Family and Medical Leave Act_
Covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12
workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more
of the following reasons:
* for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee;
* for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for
adoption or foster care;
* to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or
parent) with a serious health condition; or
* to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work
because of a serious health condition.
"The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), was passed by the
103rd United States Congress and subsequently signed into law on 5
August 1993 by President Bill Clinton (Pub.L. 103-3; 29 U.S.C. sec.
2601; 29 CFR 825). The bill was among the first signed into law by
President Clinton in his first term. The FMLA is a labor law requiring
larger employers to provide employees job-protected unpaid leave due
to a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to
perform his or her job, or to care for a sick family member, or to
care for a new child (including by birth, adoption or foster care).
The FMLA is administered by the Employment Standards Administration's
Wage and Hour Division within the U.S. Department of Labor.
Note the exceptions.
Sure we do. It's called "Childfree". Tubal ligation is easy, cheap, and I
highly recommend it. It's about as uncomfortable as a monthly period, it
costs about 20% of a labor/delivery (cost me $1200, 25 years ago,
uninsured), and you only have to do it once. Hell, it wasn't painless, but
I'd do it once a year if I had to, if it meant I wouldn't have to worry
Hehe not to mention that people who feel that way probably shouldnt 'breed'
at all. I don't really fathom not wanting more kids but I accept that some
do not want any at all. Me, I wanted 3-4 of them. Just wasn't in the
Gosh....you noticed? I didn't want to be the first to bring it up, but
I was surprised that all the regulars with "attitude" were being so
sweet and helpful. Probably all went out and got their hair cut, too. :o)
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