I'm having a MC at 6 weeks. It's not a huge surprise, I've had spotting and pain on and off since 4 weeks but now it's properly kicked off. I'm bleeding very heavily, in pain, dizzy, feel sick. I'm due back in work tonight for a night shift after annual leave and I really don't feel well enough emotionally or physically, it's a very stressful emotionally demanding job.
My sickness record the last year has been awful (just bad luck - was taken to hospital from work with a cyst/fibroid, a massive stressful incident at an already stressful time etc), work are aware of the reasons and generally very supportive but obviously I'm worried about taking more time off, I love my job and want them to see me as someone reliable.
My biggest question is whether miscarriage counts as pregnancy-related illness. I know technically the pregnancy is over now but surely miscarriage would still count, so it wouldn't count towards sickness statistics? I know I'd have to have the usual return to work etc which is fine and work are aware of the reason as I took a day off before my annual leave when I was having cramping and spotting, because I thought it was all about to kick off then, but I'm worried I'll end up with a disciplinary.
I am bleeding very heavily so it's pretty academic anyway, I feel too shaky and sick to go in, but I'm hoping someone can put my mind at ease about the pregnancy-related illness aspect of it, if anyone knows?
As far as I know having had two miscarriages, yes counts as pregnancy related illness. I am so sorry for your loss. Mind yourself. You certainly can't go to work anyway, but hope that you get some reassurance from knowing it's totally covered.
I'm so sorry you are going through this Yes it is pregnancy related so doesn't count towards your sickness record statistics. Don't underestimate the physical and emotional toll of a miscarriage, it's truly exhausting. I needed a couple of weeks when I went through it and was still absolutely exhausted when I went back so was put on reduced hours by GP. Take all the time you need to recover