RN needs help with maternity leave

I’d like to start off first by saying thank you for taking a moment to look at my go fund me page. I am a single mother to a wonderful little boy that is 10 years old and does have a disability and I just gave birth to my new beautiful baby girl. To give you a little background during my pregnancy I had found out that I was going to now be a single mother to two. My daughters father decided to relapse during my pregnancy and opted out of the family and responsibility we had created.  I struggled with his decision to choose drugs over his family at first but I soon realized we were better off alone. I wasn’t to worried about it at first because I am a registered nurse and financially I believed I could handle the financial responsibility. And I still believe that if my pregnancy would have went as planned we would have been fine . However shortly after her father left I ran into some pregnancy complications and had to be placed on bedrest for two months before being allowed to return to work. Because I was placed on bed rest I unfortunately had to deplete  my savings and my PTO time in order to provide for my family. Now that my little girl has made her arrival I find myself in a new dilemma, because I had to deplete my PTO during my time on bedrest I no longer have the hours for paid maternity leave. Which leaves me only two options,  and that is to reach out for help or return to work early. I would love to return to work especially during this crazy time in order to help,  however it is because of Covid that I truly hope to continue my maternity leave. I do not feel comfortable exposing myself to known positive patients and then returning to my 3 week old baby at home. She’s so little and still immuno compromised, she just needs a little more time to build up her immune system. Without the help I’ll have no other choice but to return to work inorder to provide for my family.
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