Re: When did you talk to your HR dept?
Things are SO different in Canada as we have government coverage for 55% of our pay for a year so that we can be off with our babes. With my ds I had planned on waiting till I was almost 3 months to tell my new boss (I work in a school and had just changed to a new school but it was summer when I got pg). I had to tell him early though..less then 7 weeks as my doctor didn't want me lifting and I was assigned to work with a student in a wheelchair. He told all of my co-workers...the ones I didn't even know yet. I was p'od but what could I do. I didn't tell our HR department until I was 24 weeks or so, by law we have to give 4 weeks notice before we go on maternity leave.
This time I told my co-workers and boss at about 10 weeks and told HR when I was about 30 weeks.