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    Default Dr cert for DH after c-sect

    Hi guys, has anyone had any experience with asking for dr certificate for DP after a csection?

    We have no friends/family support and DH isn't eligible for any paid leave with his company. He's taking a week LWOP but I'm just wondering if I'm struggling whether we could ask the OB or GP for a certificate for him as a carer.

    Wanted to suss out on here before I potentially embarrass myself with a stupid question to doc.

    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyma View Post
    Hi guys, has anyone had any experience with asking for dr certificate for DP after a csection?

    We have no friends/family support and DH isn't eligible for any paid leave with his company. He's taking a week LWOP but I'm just wondering if I'm struggling whether we could ask the OB or GP for a certificate for him as a carer.

    Wanted to suss out on here before I potentially embarrass myself with a stupid question to doc.

    TIA
    We got one for both c-sections from our OB :-) it covered the 6 weeks that I was not supposed to drive for.

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    Not related to dr certs but have you looked into Dad and Partner pay for your DP?

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    Yes you can get that. A guy at my work got the full 6 weeks off as carers leave. I'm a solo mum so after my CS my mum took a couple of weeks off to care for me, all covered by a certificate from my ob. He would have given me however long I asked for.

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    Thanks guys that helps heaps.
    @Penny88 we'd only be eligible for min. wage which wouldn't cover much. But yeah that was my backup plan

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    My DH was eligible for two weeks parental leave. However, he also got two additional weeks carers leave because I had a c-section.


 

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