I'm due to have my baby in around 5 weeks, and due to our financial circumstances I'm only able to have a few weeks off annual leave before returning to work.
I was hoping to take some time off immediately after the birth as sick leave, in addition to my annual leave. Realistically, after having a baby I wouldn't be well enough to return to work immediately. What is everyone's thoughts on this? How long is an acceptable amount of time? I was thinking 1-2 weeks.
I have only recently moved to Adelaide, so don't have a GP at this stage. All my checks are through midwives at a public hospital, so I'm not sure how/where I would get a doctor certificate if required. But was hoping to bring it up with my employer first .. but wanted a rough idea on how long I could/should propose as sick leave.
Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you!