I'm a third grade teacher and just moved to a new school this past school year. I also found out a few weeks ago that I am pregnant, expecting the baby in January 2016. We just had open enrollment for benefits at our school (they start in July 2015) and I found out that at this particular school, we don't pay into state disability. This means we have to sign up for private disability insurance, which is fine, but after reading the fine print and calling the insurance representative, I found out that private insurance will not cover maternity leave within the first 10 months of owning the policy. I got pregnant in April and therefore will get zero income during maternity leave. My husband went back to school after hurting his back at work and that makes my income the ONLY income for my household.
My family would appreciate any donation, we just want to be able to pay our bills and keep a roof over our heads once the baby comes. We have worked very hard all of our lives and now find ourselves in a tough situation. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated and we will post ultrasounds (hopefully June 30th) as well as baby and family pictures as soon as this baby comes :)