Hi ladies.... Congratulations to all the new mummies around... And hello to everyone to who I have spoken to before... Sorry I havent been in touch, just far too much on my plate... I've just been "hiding away" from everything and everywhere in the hop ethat the problems will just go away.... They dont tho!
The clock is really ticking now!!! Soon my baby will be here. Sooner than that I will be stopping work and I have just found out that I will not be paid Maternity Leave from work. I am in a huge huge struggle as it is right now, let alone if I stop work and have absoluty no income at all. I am really worried and stressed about it all. I am starting to panic about labour. How is it going to be? Will everything go alright? Can I do it?
And I am very very worried about my financial stability!!!! Does anyone know what are the requirements to be allowed Maternity Allowance from the government? For what I have been finding online, if you have not worked at least 26 weeks of your pregnancy you are not allowed it. I have worked. But does anyone know what happens if you have been working as a freenlancer? I guess that will be considered a self employed, right? But if you are not registered as self employed yet? Will I not get anything? Am I still in time to register myself as self employed? As I am already in the 11 weeks before due date period.
Please help ladies!!! Any advice would be so so welcome. Anyone with similar experiences...
Thank you all and God bless you and your LO's.... xx