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2ww and being off work

Hi. I'm currently on my 4th round. I have been to the hospital today and been told I'm ready for my transfer next Friday. I was wondering if anone has taken the 2 ww off and would a gp sign you off?

For my other 3 attempts I have had a few days off and went back to work. I work in a nursery and I feel like my work may be to hard with the long days and carrying children. Has any one else had the 2ww wait off and felt it made a difference. I'm just trying to give myself the best try. Don't know how much more rejection I can take.

Thanks. X

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I would definitely take the 2ww off if you can. I did and felt it definitely helped. Work gave me 3 days 'free' so to speak (we only get 8 days paid hol a year),I then took the other 2 days of that week from.my sickness allowance and took the 2nd week off on holiday. I know not everyone can but felt it gave me the best chance. I'm now nearly 13 wks pregnant 😊. Good luck with everything xx


Hi Jenkins89. That's one for your GP to answer I think. Some will sign you off for "medical procedures" for a few days, and you can always self-certify for 5 if you want. Some take some of their annual leave. anyhow, I hope all goes well with this cycle and for a positive result. Hope you can sort some time off satisfactorily. Diane


I'm on my 2ww now for first time and I'm off work. I'm loving it and glad it did as I have stressful job as a social worker. I'm loving the time off and definitely feel relaxed.

I don't know if it will help and took it as annual leave but didn't ask my GP and would love to know if this is posssible.

I am worried that if I need to go through this again I would have no holidays left until after January 2018.


I'm taking 2 weeks off for when I have my 2ww

I asked my gp little while back and she was horrible and rude (see post ages ago I wrote). She said I wasn't able to be sign off as wasn't sick and unable to work, but I may see another doctor and ask one more time when it's actually nearer if not I'm using my holiday as lucky I've still got lots left because I carried them over from last year, wishing you lots of luck on your cycle cx


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