I lost my job just before I found out that I was pregnant. I've since found out that if I did get a new job, I wouldn't be entitled to SMP unless I was working there before I got pregnant. Also, with most probational periods being 6 months, I feel like as soon as I started to show, they would make up an excuse to fire me.
I'm feeling really disheartened about getting a new job and starting to think why should I even bother. Last time I was unemployed, it took me 3 months to find a new job, if it takes that long again, I'll be showing and no-one will even think about hiring me.
I wouldn't mind working part time in a shop or something to earn some extra cash, but at the minute I'm suffering really bad morning sickness lasting all day and dizziness when standing up for too long.
7 weeks pregnant
20 years old
Feel like a worthless loser for being on benefit while pregnant