Mar 4, 2008 3:47PM
Just wondering at what stage you are all looking to start maternity leave?, I am not due till September (long way off yet), but just wondering whether a month before baby is due is ok to start maternity leave.
Mar 4, 2008 3:02PM
HI Jayne, I am due on the 14th June and will be starting my maternity leave on the 18th May so about 4 weeks before! Only 11 weeks left to work!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 4, 2008 3:36PM
I'm due on the 30th March & wasn't due to go on Maternity until the 29th February but the hospital advised me to come out early so this is my 2nd week off.
I spent the 1st week brooding a bit that I had to rest but now I am pretty wrecked & it's a welcome change being able to have a lie down when I need it.
I think a month before hand is ample time & by that stage you appreciate all the rest you can get!
Lauren (36+2) xo
Mar 4, 2008 3:47PM
I'm starting mat leave 2 weeks before due date which is 22nd June. Unfortunately, i will be going back to work after 6 months (unless we win lottery) so wanted to use as much of the leave after baby is born. I'm also using some annual leave which will mean i won't go back to work til 5th Jan 2009!
It took me ages to figure the whole leave & pay thing out, so hope it all goes to plan!!!
Apr 6, 2019 10:03AM
Trying to conceive with PCOS.
Hi, I hope I’m posting this in the right place. I’m new to this so bare with me 🙈. Background - I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a year ago and have been trying to conceive for just over 2 years. I have been to fertility appointments who haven’t found any additional problems (e.g. hcg scan came back clear) and my partners tests were all ok. I understand weight is a big factor with PCOS and I have lost 10% of my body weight as recommended and keep trying to loose more. The more time goes on the more deflated and useless I feel. Each time I get excited thinking it might be my time then I get a false test 🤦♀️ The fertility appointments are far apart and the months in between each one just seem longer and longer. I was was wondering if anyone had been through similar experiences and have any advice? I have also read online that ovulation sticks don’t always work for women with PCOS. Anyone have any advice on this? Thank you for taking the time to read this. x
Apr 5, 2019 8:44AM
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