Rebecca - posted on 05/10/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )
Ok...i about to be a new mom in june and i am dealing with a few painful symptoms and a pain-in-the-ass employer. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow afternoon and i wanted to ask her if she would write me a note stating that i need to take it easy and that she would recommend that i take it easy and take my maternity leave 3 weeks early. My hips are in extreme pain,the swelling in the legs and feet is horrible after standing for only an hour, i have pain just walking around, just all around miserable. I asked my boss if he would let me take my maternity leave early and he said all he could do is reduce my hours unless i bring him a note from my doctor stating that she recommends that i take it easy and go on maternity leave early. If i don't do that...he will fire me because i would be forced to call off multiple times. So do you think my doctor would help me out? Or am i going to lose my job?