View Full Version : Sudden Panic!

01-02-2011, 07:00 AM
Hi Everyone, hope this isnt a daft question but I was watching OBEM as you do and we were talking last night and we would like to try for another baby when DD1 is 2 (OCT).

Now Ive got myself in all sorts of a panic as how would I cope with such a short period of maternity leave ( Ihad 9 months off before as I got better mat benefits) and would I loose mindees. What woud I do if I had a awfully colicky baby again etc.

Please tell me others have had babies while childminding and you have been fine lol!

Em x

01-02-2011, 08:00 AM
Hi I had a baby in September and I'm fine!

My original plan was to have just 4 weeks off but due to the time i finished (right at the end of school hols) my contracts ended naturally (they were all at a school and nursery i was no longer going to be collecting from). I only had one part timer left and just gave notice to him. I'm now taking the full 9 months off. MA isn't too bad- it's regular at least and because it's not taxable income it means our tax credits have gone up too.

01-02-2011, 08:44 AM
thankyou for your reassurance!! xx