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Early maternity leave thoughts.

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becca1611 Thu 11-May-17 18:14:10

I'm 32 weeks today and beginning to really struggle at work. I work in a preschool with around 40 children in our class a day it is a very busy fast moving setting. I have cut my hours from 40 to about 32 a week recently but since going back from the Easter holidays I feel rubbish. My head and hearts not in it, I feel short fused and grumpy with staff and children (obviously remained professional, but walked away from petty situations to calm myself down). Iv recently had a spell of braxton hicks which totally caught me off guard and it seems it's taken it out of me. Recently I feel fluey, but not poorly if that makes sense iv had a heavy tired
Like head, my chest feels so tight and like breathing is a chore but I think that's because my bump is so high! I have been coming home from work teary, achey, stressed and absolutely exhausted. My husband is literally waking me up and force feeding me tea as I'm just to tired to bother about it. I wake up and go to work with dread as I know how uncomfortable I will feel come lunch time and how much pain il be in by home time. Iv been sent home a couple of times this week and I'm due to finish work on the 26th may, which should hopefully leave me 5 weeks to have a rest before baby is due but am I being daft to request to finish even earlier? I feel like 5 weeks is more than enough time off before hand but now I feel so crappy I'm wondering if it's worth carrying on. Do I have any rights if my boss doesn't agree to my early leave request?

QuackDuckQuack Thu 11-May-17 18:16:03

You could see your GP. Mine signed me off at 29 weeks.

Babyroobs Mon 15-May-17 15:12:59

I'm sure your employer would rather you take mat leave early then ring in sick.

insancerre Tue 16-May-17 12:59:28

What does yOUR risk assesment say about breaks and workung shorter days

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