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Thankyou very much for replying, yes I have made a doctor's appointment to discuss. And yes if I had more support I would be 100% certain to keeping the baby. That's the problem I don't have it. The father took nothing to do with my son he's just hanged around so I did it all myself through the pain and depression ect and had no support and I know I'm a stronger person this time but it's the same worries of doing it with no support not being able to work having bairly any money. At the moment i can only afford to buy my son clothes by working on my days off. I don't feel like the best mother already would I not be taking away my son's love and attention? X
I gave birth to my twin daughters 3 months ago, they are my first children. I had a very traumatic labour and birth in which I heamorraged nearly too much, and we all had to spend the next few weeks in hospital. I have been struggling massively mentally and physically since and I am certain I have PND and PNA, and I have suffered with depression and anxiety most of my life. I have been given bf friendly medication but I'd only recently gotten out of the cycle of taking medication after years, and really don't want to get stuck in it again. I'm really struggling and don't feel I have anyone to talk to, I don't know any other mums either. Does anyone have any advice as to what I should do? I'm putting a massive strain on my relationship at the moment with how I am
sorry for the long post, any advice is welcome!
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Okay so this is a LONNNGGGG post but I just need some advice please!
I am due to go back to work in 9 weeks. My manager emailed me last week to my private email account reminding me and asking me if I was returning part time or full time. I emailed back saying I would come in this Friday and discuss it in person - she emailed me saying she wanted to know straight away EVEN though i don't need to let her know officially until 6 weeks before!
Im unsure and here is why -
1. I can only work two days a week and one of them has to be a Monday - due to only having my mum to look after my daughter. 1 day of nursery would cost us £50 that's £200 a month. If I went back 2 days a week i'd be getting less that what i'm earning on maternity - which means we couldn't even afford that £200 on nursery
2. There are no nurseries around my area and I don't drive.
So I am looking to maybe leave my job and work evenings BUT i'm worried.
1. If I hand my notice in now will my SMP end straight away?
2. If I find a job now before the end of my maternity how do I end it?
The other option is not to go back to work but i'm concerned about not receiving any benefits as my area is now on universal credit!
Could anyone shed any light for me?
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