Im only early pregnant (7weeks today) im struggling immensly in my job mainly due to the 5am starts and the physically demanding nature of my work. I have no idea how im going to continue on with this until the 30 odd week mark that most women do! My job dosent have much options in regarding changing to less strenuous options and TBH im not sure im going to return after bub is orn. My dH and i have been planning for over 5 years and have the saving to support me as a SAHM for a whilst. I also have family who will be coming to visit when im around the 28 week stage so Im not sure what my options will be. I will be applying for the governemnt PPL as havent been in my current job long enough for the my employer to offer it. Is there a minimum time frame the governemnt will offer the PPL from? I know its 16 weeks but is there a rule that states from how soon this will be paid? Im sure my energy levels will pick up and i will feel better soon but i would like to know my options now and it will at least give me a light at the end of the tunnel!