I had a very bad experience in Mother & Baby Units, and I really don't want to go back if I become ill again. What are the alternatives? (I live in Newham, London)
Also, what is the best way to find out about state benefits like child tax and working tax credits to help with childcare costs and also caters allowance? There may be other benefits our family are entitled to if I fall ill again, which would certainly help with lost income and increase childcare costs.
How do I find out whether I can switch to sick leave if I lose my capacity to care for my baby while on maternity leave. I get 19 weeks full maternity pay, 26 weeks full sick pay, and now there is shared parental leave so my husband could take up the reminder of the 12 month statutory leave if necessary.