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How many weeks did you work up until before mat leave?

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scubastevie Sun 14-Oct-12 08:45:51

Just that really, and how many weeks did you wish you had worked up to? Assuming that you didn't have a really early baby grin

I am just wondering. Would like to work up til 2 weeks til due date, as I keep thinking as a first baby it will be late. So if I took 4 weeks then baby was 2 weeks overdue that would be 6 weeks wasted at home without baby.
Is this unrealistic though? I'm worried about tiredness and backache and all the other unknowns, but I'm not especially active ie. I'm sat at a desk most the day.
Experiences appreciated smile

scubastevie Tue 16-Oct-12 21:23:43

Xenia not everybody has 90% pay for 6 weeks. My company does full pay for a while, then half & SMP then SMP for a while.
We're saving as at the moment I would prefer to spend more time with LO then have more money smile but who knows!

Xenia Wed 17-Oct-12 21:52:25

I never even had the 90% pay for 6 weeks.

gaby274 Wed 17-Oct-12 22:39:39

I left work 2 weeks before my due day and good too i went into labour the day after i left. Take it easy in the last few weeks my job is stressful. Goodluck

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