I'm returning to work on Monday after annual leave and plan on speaking with my boss about my ivf treatment. She is aware I will be going through this although doesn't know when it will be happening but now i know it'll be October I can let her know.
My question is what did people do with work? Did anyone take sick leave?
I don't want to be off sick and I never am off. However I feel very anxious about working during treatment. My boss is not supportive at all. I work in a care home and when I became pregnant last year (naturally although miscarried at 7 weeks) I was not put on light duties, we worked short staffed on many occasions and still do, my boss allowed me to continue using heavy equipment (hoist, stand aid etc). No risk assessment was ever done. She shouted at me once when she came in a room and I was sitting down, that day we had been short staffed and this was 3pm the first time I'd sat down since starting my shift at 7am that day and at this point I was 6 weeks pregnant. Due to all this I feel really worried about working while going through all this. I just don't know what to do? Asking to be put on light duties isn't ideal because people will question why and not only that but on days we are short staffed light duties wouldn't be possible.
I know work may not have had anything to do with the miscarriage I had but sometimes I think what it it did though?
I just don't know what to do for the best and feel like I'm getting really stressed and anxious before my treatment even starts 😥