I've got a Sub Chrionic Hematoma. I've been brown sporting continuously since week 7. I'm now week 9. I took 2 weeks off work from the start of April because of all the worry of it.
I went back in to work today and was told I'm not getting paid sickness. Apparently you have to work a full week at the start of the financial year to be entitled to sick pay.
I was completely shocked, and have had to phone my parents and MIL to help us with our mortgage and other bills this month.
The spotting was getting light whilst I was at home resting, but one day back at work on my feet and there's a lot more brown blood coming out and more back pain than I've been having while resting.
My job is in a shop so I am on my feet all day and there isn't the opportunity to sit down apart from my lunch break.
I phoned my GP who is happy to sign me off until the bleeding stops, which I would gladly take, but I won't get paid. And this means relying on relatives to help me financially.
I want to do anything I can to protect my baby. I just want the blood to stop.
In America they tend to treat this with bed rest of modified bed rest. But in the UK they don't really give you any advise.
Does anyone have any advice? I'm desperate to keep this pregnancy.