Provided that your employer already pays for health benefits your health insurance coverage has to remain in place for up to four months. You must be treated the same as any other employee with a disability who has health benefits.
If employers provide for paid sick leave or vacation time, you can use that paid leave to receive pay during what would otherwise be unpaid maternity leave. Under state law, you are entitled to four months of unpaid maternity leave. If your employer agrees, you can extend your leave by adding your unused sick leave or vacation leave.
In addition to pregnancy leave, you may be entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) or the Family & Medical Care Leave Act (FMLA). This leave is intended to allow parents to bond with infants or an adopted child, as well as to care for a parent, spouse or child who had a life threatening medical issue.