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Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 3:15pm

Maternity leave

When did you/do you suggest starting maternity leave from work? In my head Id like to leave at 30 weeks but im already finding things tough at 21 weeks. I'll hopefully be delivering at 36 weeks. Just trying to get an idea of when ladies expecting twins or more usually look to go on maternity. x
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Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 3:57pm

I'm with you at 23 weeks I'm struggling am cutting my hours after this week. I had two jobs so I'm just dropping to one...like you was hoping to get to about 32 weeks, but realistically I might have to go earlier. Is your job flexible, working from home etc??

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Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 4:50pm

I work 32 hours a week - monday to thursday. I work in an office so its not manual labour :snigger: but im finding im shattered through the day and so uncomfortable! I dont want to drop my hours because it effects maternity pay etc. Also, it looks like il be having a section at 36 weeks so dont know if they base my due date then or on my 'medical' due date of 40 weeks. x
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Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 10:28am

I'm going at 30 weeks as my MW recommended it. So far I've felt okay but I'm only 19+3 so that could change in the next few weeks.

Most maternity policies state that you cannot start maternity leave until your 29th week of pregnancy. However, if you're really struggling I would suggest you see your GP and ask to be signed off. I've know ladies having twins to be signed off from around 24 weeks.



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Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 10:33am

Yeah ive heard of that too. If they give you a section date which is earlier than 40 weeks, (lets say 36 weeks like in my case), do they use that as your due date or stick to 40 weeks? x
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Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 2:05pm

Your due date is always 40 weeks after your last period (or with IVF, the date of EC). If you have a planned section at 36 weeks, it will be four weeks before your 40 week date.

I was supposed to leave at 32 weeks, but hadn't quite finished up and had a high profile speaking engagement at 32+3. My early labour pains started just as I stood up to speak - I was introducing the most senior judge in the country to 300 lawyers - so I huffed and puffed my way through it, went home and delivered twins (actually it was 4 days later, but it sounds better that way)!

I wished I'd stopped at 29 weeks (which is the earliest permitted by law). I feel that I would have avoided such an early delivery if I had taken it a bit easier. Even if you don't start maternity leave that early, you could ask to shorten your hours and reduce your workload over the next few weeks. Most employers would be willing to agree that.
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