Anyone had any experience getting a sick certificate when pregnant? Can I just go to my GP and ask them to sign me off from work for 10 weeks?
I'm 20 weeks pregnant with twins and finding it hard going. Don't think I can do rush hour for much longer, and even when I get to work I'm too tired/swollen/breathless to get much focused work done anyway.
My materity leave won't start for another 10 weeks yet. Work know I am struggling, and are happy for me to go on leave for the next 10 weeks, but if I don't get a sick certificate they won't pay me.
Can I just go to my GP and ask them to sign me off from work for 10 weeks? Is pregnancy considered a good enough reason to get a sick certificate?
You can be off-sick now until 36 weeks before you can be 'forced' to start your mat leave.
But to answer your question yes you can really just ask your GP to sign you off but would need a reason rather than 'pg' - odmema, exhaustion, headaches are all good enough reasons. Hope you get it sorted and feel better soon.
hi, i had a sick note from 12 weeks of my pregnancy, so yeah it can be done, however she did give it to me, but my blood pressure was sky high so she had to really....but if your not up to it and feeling rough i would mention this to your gp, they should give you the sick note you need as they are treading on very fine water so will not take risks ....so mention that you are ill.
I got a certificate from 24 weeks with my first pregnancy cos I had sciatica and could not move without being in severe pain, however I did have to go to my gp every 2 weeks to renew my certificate until I was able to start my maternity leave.
yeah if u are unable to do ur job then u can get a cert. i was off from week 6 all the way to week 35 and got sick pay i had bad morning sickness all through pg and worked in a bar so couldnt do my job