A House Officer who gives birth shall receive six (6) weeks total paid time for childbirth, regardless of mode of delivery. If additional time off is medically required for recovery, the House Officer will be granted Serious Illness leave under Section A of this Article. (The nature of House Officer scheduling permits scheduling of this time off using non-vacation, paid time within the regular allocation of time worked.) During the last trimester of pregnancy and for two (2) months post-partum, overnight call will not be scheduled and duty will be limited to twelve (12) consecutive hours. Exceptions may be approved by the House Officer's Obstetrician, or other appropriate physician only. A good faith effort will be made by the Employer to accommodate any other health care needs, including scheduling, that may arise during the course of the pregnancy. The six (6) week period of paid time, if requested by the House Officer, is to be used during the period immediately preceding and/or following delivery of the child. Regardless of when the time is taken, it is to be taken for a consecutive period of time. A House Officer who elects to take less than six (6) weeks for paid time for childbirth must present a written release from her physician to return to work.