I am returning to work next week after my maternity leave. I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks a few weeks ago. Physically I feel mostly ok but emotionally I feel a bit all over the place - sometimes ok but then it just sort of hits me and I feel like I can't cope and just cry and cry. I'm very worried about going back to work. I don't know if I will cope with the pressure - the culture can be awful. All the little milestones for what should have been my baby are starting to arrive.
I'm kinda scared to tell my manager what has happened. And what can she even do anyway? I'm just feeling very overwhelmed with everything like the world is closing in on me.