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    hopestrong posted:
    Hi,

    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for almost 3 years... and undergoing treatment for fertility for a year or so. We have done 3 IUIs with clomid, and the next step for us is to proceed with IVF.

    I have been actively seeking employment and interviewing, but I am very concerned about being dishonest to a prospect employer. I am willing ( with my husband support) to delay IVF for 3 or 4 month depending on the job ( how flexible it is etc.).

    What things should I disclose, what things should I attempt to negotiate. I have an offer on the table, and possibly another one. I know FMLA doesn't cover everything, and there are a lot of gray areas, like having to be employed for 12 months and or an X amount of hours before qualifying for any leave. I have spent a couple of month reading everything I can online.... but I am at a lost.

    Any one in here care to share their experience about seeking employment while dealing with infertility/treatment?

    Any person in here that has knowledge of how HR and companies think?

    Ideas or suggestions are highly appreciated.

    Thanks
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    jennifer1111111 responded:
    Potential employers do not need or have the right to know that information during an interview or even after being hired. Family planning is a personal issue. The normal rule of thumb in an office is that employers realize women have babies. By hiring a woman they are saying we are ok with hiring a woman and accept the possibility of this woman having a family while being employed with our company. Usually after you are pregnant but before you start to show it is generally acceptable to tell your boss so that they are in the know about your pregnancy. As a company they can plan for your FMLA time off of work, and will be more understanding of time you will need to spend outside of the office for doctor visits. Best of luck to you in your future pregnancy and career!
     
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