I am completing the Request for FMLA, but I’m not sure which days I will be taking as Parental Leave within the first 13 weeks after the birth. Also, I may wish to take this time intermittently. What should I put in the date fields on this form?

Use the baby’s due date, or date on which you expect to take custody of the child in the case of adoption or foster care, as the expected start date of the leave. Use the last day of the 13 week period as the expected end date on the form. Below these dates, indicate that you are requesting to take your Parental Leave on an intermittent basis throughout this period.