In this post, I want to talk about the importance of the maternity leave SSS provides for its female members after giving birth. 60 days for normal delivery and 78 days for C-Section.
For both baby number 1 and number 2, I had a C-Section, so that automatically gave me 78 calendar days of maternity leave each. Being a member entitles me that. Another benefit is also being paid for the whole duration of the maternity leave, which is advanced by the company or the bank that I work for. All I need to do is submit the required documents on time.
For a mom like me, this 78 days is very important. In this period, I recover from giving birth or from the operation. I regain my strength so I can take care of my newborn, which is no easy feat especially when you just underwent a major operation. Aside from taking care of the baby, I need to take care of myself and my husband also. And if you are a second time mother, you also need to take care of your firstborn. Supermom, is that you?
Being a breastfeeding mom, this is also the time I establish the bond between me and the baby. Nursing as often as we could, all day and night we’re together. Not only do I have to feed the baby and make him gain weight. I also need to increase my milk supply so that I can store some milk before I go back to work, which is what I did.
And now, my 78 days is almost up. On Monday, I will be going back to work. Everything will change. Adjustments need to be made again.
I’ll let you know soon!