I"ve been told by Centerlink that if can not start maternity leave any sooner then 8 weeks before baby is born even if I have otherwise met the work test to get the paid parental leave.
I want to start mat leave 10 weeks before baby is born, reason being I work in a violent setting (teenagers with mental disturbances, some with autism) I also can not sit as my tailbone is so inflamed and i can not stand for too long as my hips feel like they are about the snap open.
I am in so much pain and do not feel safe in my workplace I honestly dont can't do it anymore.
Taking this into consideration how likely is my GP or the delivering hospital (public) be willing to write me a medical certificate stating i am unfit for work? so I can start my mat leave 10 weeks before baby is born.