My maternity leave is due to start next Thursday. But I had to come home from work today as this past week I've had an upset tummy. When I got home my work called me and said I'd have to provide them with a letter stating whether it was pregnancy related and if it was then I'd have to start my maternity leave. I mean how can you tell with an upset tummy. I don't think it's pregnancy related. I plan on being back in work on Monday. Honestly what really gets on my nerves is that I am only missing 2 lessons as this afternoon I have leave of absence to go to my midwife appointment. I truly didn't think I could stay at school any longer as I didn't want to be in a lesson on my own and be really needing to go to the loo. Thing is I can't afford for them to start my maternity leave early because even though I finish work next Thursday the actually maternity pay doesn't start until 28th October because I have my half term holiday before that. Pointless post really just feel a bit frustrated. I can't help having an upset tummy. But I really do want to work till next Thursday.