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Struggling at work 33 weeks

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Pamplemousse14 Thu 14-Jul-16 19:07:35

Hi, this is the first time I've posted anything. I'm 33 weeks pregnant & stressed out. I returned from mat leave in January pregnant - i have and have had 2 1/2 months off with viral/chest & pregnancy related illness. I couldn't help it I was really rough & tried to work through at first. It has been a really tough pregnancy this time round. I am due to leave work end of July taking 2 weeks hols & starting official mat leave at 38 weeks. I have been feeling exhausted & getting headaches & stressed so have been considering bringing forward. I work in hr for a large well know company that on paper has great maternity policy etc. Today I had my mat leave call with my manager - it was supposed to be a call that focused on my mat leave & ended up being a quarterly performance conversation where I was told I wasn't delivering & that my mid year rating would be development needed - mid year ratings are end of September and not end of June. I was really upset as its clear that my personal circumstances haven't been taken into account. I am worried that I will be put on a performance plan when what I need is time for handover & possibly to leave earlier because I'm not well. I only have 2 weeks left. If I didn't work in hr I would be able to approach hr about the situation. I am worried that if I need to leave work earlier due to ill health I will be penalised on my return & if I stay on for 2 weeks as planned I will be penalised on my return from mat leave. I don't know where to turn. My body is definitely saying enough is enough and I have an appointment with consultant & midwife tomorrow - I'm consultant led due to low Papp a and age. I hope this makes sense I feel so low as wanted to leave work on a high but feels impossible. Feel really down. Please help xxx

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