You wish it was only 6 weeks, that may be true if you have a private policy. YOU HAVE TO BE DISABLED FOR 6 MONTHS before you can apply for US Social Security disability. If and when you are approved, you start drawing the 7th month. If you are not approved for 5 months you are paid a lump sum for the 5 months, NOTHING for the first 6 months.
Oh, and you can not collect disability for being pregnant.