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#26 Ethansmumma

Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:47 PM

Oh I am so so sorry to read this MG. Please be kind to yourself xo

#27 OrganisedChaos

Posted 21 August 2015 - 09:15 PM

I'm so sorry, MothersGroupie, xx

#28 A romantic

Posted 22 August 2015 - 10:58 PM

Sorry to hear Mother's Groupie :(  Look after yourself.

#29 MummyBear3913

Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:50 PM

Does anyone know when we are meant to finish up at work?

#30 BlackButterfly

Posted 24 August 2015 - 02:20 PM

You can take maternity leave from 6 weeks before the expected due date.

If you want to keep working longer you may need to provide a doctors certificate to you employer to show you can still work.

If you have a pregnancy-related illness before then you can take special maternity leave.

More info from the Fair Work Ombudsman:

If a pregnant employee wants to work in the 6 weeks before her due date her employer can ask for a medical certificate within 7 days that states:
  • she can continue to work
  • it’s safe for her to do her normal job.
If the certificate says she’s fit for work but it isn’t safe for her to continue in her normal job, then the employee will be entitled to a safe job or no safe job leave.
If she doesn’t provide a medical certificate or the certificate says she can’t continue work at all then the employer can direct her to start unpaid parental leave.
An employee’s unpaid parental leave starts when she is directed to take unpaid parental leave and will count as part of the employee’s total unpaid parental leave entitlement.
If the employee planned to take parental leave at a later date after the birth, the period of directed leave doesn’t have to be taken in a continuous period with the other parental leave.


#31 MummyBear3913

Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:14 PM

Thanks blackbutterfly.

#32 OrganisedChaos

Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:50 PM

Great info, thanks BlackButterfly

#33 madmax1

Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:24 PM

Hi all,

Im new here. I have been lurking since the start but my pregnancy has been very touch and go, from the very beginning. I have been told repeatedly i should expect to miscarry and that hasnt happened.

I got my last results today and my bloods have plateaued which is a great sign. I have a history of miscarriage. I had a scan at 6weeks 3 days and 8 weeks 5 days and both times saw a healthy heart beat.

I am currently 10weeks5 days.

We still have to get through the 12 week scan but I am happy to have made it this far. Looking forward to getting to know you all

#34 A romantic

Posted 25 August 2015 - 09:12 PM

Hi Madmax I'm exactly the same amount along as you. Due date 17 March? Yes it's really nice hearing the heartbeat and getting this far along. I had one scare where my cat jumped on my stomach when I was half asleep. I felt the knock and had spotting that day. I was really relieved when it cleared up. I'm also waiting for 12 week scan. Will be nice to see baby again and check how all is progressing. When is everyone's 12 week scan?

Anyone feeling bowled over by tiredness especially at night? I feel like my legs drag me to bed and I have no say in the matter!

Also feeling bloated a lot and normal clothes are tight. Uncomfortable at night. Anyone else thinking about maternity clothes already?

#35 Nallen

Posted 05 September 2015 - 03:05 PM

I haven't really posted before because I didn't have much to contribute/too sick. I am really hoping the morning sickness eases up. It has been relentless for me and included hospitalisations. I was diagnosed with hypermesis. Is anyone else still sick? Or when did it stop? I am 10 wks 5 days.
I have quit my job as a primary school teacher because I just can't function anymore. I'm disappointed that I couldn't at least finish the year. I haven't really considered baby names, buying things for baby or anything pregnancy related yet... Not even booked into a hospital yet :/

#36 whoismum

Posted 23 November 2015 - 02:04 PM

Hello, I've just got around to following/joining this group :)
I'm due on 31 March 2016 ...21 weeks at the moment with baby No.2.  Baby No.1 (now Miss-Just-Turned-Two) is keeping me on my toes and this pregnancy seems to be flying by so much quicker than the last!

#37 whoismum

Posted 24 November 2015 - 07:58 PM

Just wondering who is planning on finding out the gender of bubs.  I found out with my now 2 yo daughter but this baby is holding out on us!  I have had two scans now, at 19 weeks and another at 20 (the spine wasnt quite hardened at the time of the first so I went back a week later for a follow up)  both times the little one had its legs crossed and refused to show its sex no matter how much poking and prodding was done!  Hubby is happy that bubs is healthy and well and fine to wait for the birth but its driving me slowly nuts!  Does anyone have any experience with the 3/4D scans, are they worth getting done?

#38 Runner5

Posted 26 November 2015 - 10:55 AM

Hi whoismum,

I'm another one with a 2 yo (well 2 and a bit yo) and another on the way.  We knew we were having a boy last time but have decided on a surprise this time - 26 weeks down and the suspense is killing me!!!

#39 Jacjacjacqui

Posted 08 December 2015 - 08:12 PM

Can i join the march 2016 group please?

Edited by ~A2~, 24 February 2016 - 06:47 PM.

#40 Pupalou

Posted 03 January 2016 - 08:12 PM


It's been over two years since I've posted on this site.  We are expecting a sibling for our gorgeous boy in early March!!!!  It's been a long and heart breaking road to get here but we finally did it

#41 Runner5

Posted 04 January 2016 - 06:41 PM

Welcome Pupalou :) and congrats and welcome to team March 16 :D

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