Different expert here. Please permit me to assist.
State Disability Insurance benefits are applicable to all forms of disabilities which prevent an applicant from engaging in full-time work. If you are disabled because of your pregnancy, then you are eligible for state disability benefits.
Your facts suggest that you have a pregnancy that may become sufficiently difficult to qualify as a disability. Assuming that your physician will certify that you are unable to engage in full-time work, then you would be entitled to disability benefits.
That you are unemployed at the time of your application for SDI benefits is irrelevant -- as long as you are "actively connected to the labor market" at the time you apply. In other words, if you are not actually working, then you must be actively seeking work at the time of your application. So, do not make the mistake of applying and then telling the EDD investigator that you have "taken some time off," or you've "been out of town visitng relatives," etc.If you do, you may be denied benfits.
EDD encourages potential applicants to file a disability claim, so you have nothing to lose by doing so. See this link to apply.
Hope this helps.
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