My baby is due 10th of August. For many reasons I feel for the first time ever now is my time to ask for some time 'off'. I've always been a hard working person working in education, long hours etc. This is my second baby, I'm working full time from home with my 2 year old, this pregnancy has been tough due to severe morning sickness for the first 15weeks (worked through it 😫) and this lockdown has really effected me in every way. I'm struggling to cope with work demands and being by my laptop most of the day, me & my husband have had the worst arguments and balancing both our work and time with our toddler has been a nightmare. I'm shattered, no time to rest, being monitored by a consultant due to concerns about the growth of my baby. Physically I'm struggling to walk to to pelvic issues which started the other day. I pick the skin underneath my feet until they bleed, which makes me unable to walk due to anxiety about trying to keep on top of things. I just feel totally overwhelmed mentally and physically. Would this give me the right to ask for some time 'off' via a GP and would this effect my maternity pay. My maternity leave doesn't start until my due date because it's the summer holidays so I'm off anyway. Need advice as I've never asked for a sick note before. Thank you! X
Being 'off sick' before maternity leave
CTR123 · 16/06/2020 23:19
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