i really don't have a choice but to go back to work after 12 wks of leave. i am the breadwinner of the family, and hubby really won't be able to pay for anything. i usually work about 36-40 hr wks, but i work VERY long days....4 10 hr shifts and i like about 40 min from my job. i will have alot of help from my sister and my mother who don't work, but its kind of breaking my heart to think i'll have to leave them so soon. and who knows how soon i'll have to take my maternity leave? so far everything has been going smoothly, but i know mother nature can be very unpredictable. anyone else have to go back to work?
i dont think i will be going back. i cant afford to as mine would have to go in daycare which would cost more a month than i get paid. ive never bn entitled to help with costs with my son and my ohs wage has gone up slightly so wont be now either.
we'll struggle big time but we'll struggle if i go back too. we are taking steps to help us afford it, and i have also put in for voluntary redundancy but doubt i will get this. its only a couple of grand anyway so wont see us far.
i work in childcare and cant see the logic in me putting them in for me to come home in debt yet look after others kids instead.
ive always wanted to be a sahm so looks like i may get my chance. id go back to work-any work - when the kids are a bit older and i have more help with them.
hope u get something worked out as its a tricky situation to be in.
thanks for your response. i am a nurse and its becoming soooo tiring to go to work on my feet all day. i am going to try to work up until i absolutely have to quit, though, so i have more time after the twins are born.
I am hoping to work till i am 31 weeks, i have a fairly active job so i don't think i will manage after that point.
I am going back after the twins are born but will take a good bit of time off on maternity leave.
im a health care assistant so was also on my feet all day. i had to give up work at 30weeks as i was really struggling at that point. i too 9 months mat leave then went back doing long days (14hr shifts) but i only do 2 a week and then the odd weekend. we had to do it like that as the child care for full time would be more than my wages.
My midwife has twins and she said that she had to give up work at 29 weeks as been on her feet all day was to tiring.
I think that we have to take notice of our bodies which will tell us when we carn't manage anymore and need to give up work.
Ive not bn at work since 9wks. Im 23 tomorrow. I went on the sick with pains and havent gone back as i couldnt do the job now. Im a nursery nurse in daycare. And all the lifting bending etc is too much. I cant even put the washing in thecmachine without puffing out my ass. I agree we need to listen to our bods. Im feelin a bit exhausted at the min and wouldnt lat a day there.
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