Bit of an unusual post! I started taking metformin 2 weeks ago and I’m due to start taking clomid around mid-March (whenever the new cycle starts) however I’m in a huge predicament. Our main priority is doing all we can to get pregnant and start a family.
I’m stuck in a job at the moment that I hate. I’ve tried so hard to turn it in to something I enjoy or that I can at least tolerate but it’s not working and I know it’s not for me. It’s really getting me down and my stress levels are pretty high - all negatives when it comes to TTC.
I’d love to find a new job and have seen a couple that I think would be a great fit and something I could really do well. It’s a completely different industry which is a bonus.
DH is not keen on me leaving this job for another as should the clomid work straight away it would mean I don’t qualify for statutory maternity pay but I believe I would qualify for maternity allowance however I can’t seem to find any simple information about what the difference in money that you receive would be and for how long.
My argument is that come May (when our initial clomid prescription runs out) if we still aren’t pregnant I’ve wasted 3-4 months in a job I hate whereas if I had changed jobs not only would I be happier but by that point would qualify for their SMP. My argument is also that by being in a job I hate it could have a detrimental effect on our chances of conceiving.
Just wondering if any other ladies have been in the same situation and if they know anymore about the maternity allowance?
We decided we definitely don’t want to push starting clomid back as we’ve waited nearly 4 years for this prescription but I am realistic in the fact that in some cases clomid doesn’t work and the idea of staying in this job because I hope I’ll be pregnant in a couple of months isn’t something I want to do.