I'm stressing myself out over mat leave and was hoping that someone out there might have been in a similar situation and be able to give some advice.
So my situation is this... I'm currently 8+5 pregnant with my first baby! Yay!
I'm a nurse and we are planning on moving home interstate pre birth as we have nobody here. Ideally we would leave at 30 weeks as our lease runs out then and it's Christmas the following week! We are going to have so much to organise, move interstate pregnant with 2 dogs, buy a new car, move into new place, get familiar with hospital etc.
Now I'm entitled to 10 ?12 paid week mat leave but I can't access that until 34 weeks.
So what can I do? I doubt I'll be allowed annual leave over Xmas. Lying to get a medical certificate gives me anxiety just thinking about it so I'm really not sure what to do.
Ahhhh any help would be so great