Short Term Disability

Has anyone on here had to go on short term disability (STD) while pregnant due to a medical issue? How did you transition back to work, or did you switch jobs/careers, or stay on STD through delivery? What was your experience like and do you have any tips for me?

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    04/19/14
    I've been approved for STD since December, and I just got a voicemail from my STD rep yesterday with a new update to my claim, which I 'm sure means a denial. I know I need to make a decision soon because I can't live "adequately" on what I make and need to get back to work asap. I'm underemployed and considering p/t work with the same employer so I can go back to school and better my chances of employment where I can pay my student loans and help contribute financially. Life is a little more challenging with my disability, but doable with the right supports in place.
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      04/19/14
      Yes to HR. We have an Accommodations Department and I've consulted with them a handful of times. I've talked with EAC (Employment Assistance Consulting) to bounce ideas off of and Disability Rights of Oregon for my legal rights. The head department manager is new to her position and also a little less experienced so I don't feel comfortable approaching her, and in the past, management has referred me to Accommodations because my employer is big on following Federal regs.
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      About MaryJane
      Birth: March 25
      On Moms.com since: Apr 18, 2014
      Pregnant back to back. I have a baby girl and another on the way. I'm also a pseudo-step mom to 2 tweens.