Y'all with maternity pay make me jealous! Here the are required to give a minimum of 6 weeks for maternity leave but aren't required to pay you for it. And they don't. I'm taking 9 weeks but they are all unpaid, and since I'm a teacher that brings me right up to summer break so I won't work again until the baby is 5 months old, if I even go back!
That's so unfair Athena!! I do moan about the amount ill be getting for maternity, but I do feel grateful, as without it there is no way I'd be able to have 9 months off unpaid. We should be able to just about get by, and are trying hard to budget now so we are used to spending the amount we will have when LO is born.
I had my flu jab this morning before work and the nurse spoke to me about the whooping cough jab as well.
I didn't realise that I have to book an appointment with the nurse for my jab and not the midwife! I'm going to hopefully book it for the week before Christmas when I'll be 29 weeks (give my arm a break as the week before that I'll be having blood tests done at my 28 week appointment!).
It was horrible, just dont want to go through anything like that again! I'm going to speak to midwife before I think as just spoken to my sister in law and my niece has it too so even if my daughter hasn't, I have been exposed to it. She's got to have a blood test so I would rather get the ball rolling sooner rather than later.
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