Hi I am having mono mono twins - which are classed as a high risk pregnancy. I am currently 16 weeks pregnant but as I am under a specialist for this type of pregnancy they have told me that they will likely take the babies out at 28 weeks. Problem one is my maternity leave is still worked out on 40 weeks so officially I have to say my maternity leave is starting 3 weeks after the babies will have been born - all being well. Which makes problem number two - If I can't work all the days I am suppose to be working I will have to take them as sick - but does this affect my overall maternity pay or is it the same 1 month rule for starting maternity leave ( backdated in time). Its really confusing me as I am trying not to mess the school around so I have told them all the facts, but on paper there seems to be no changning the rules. One of my friends said that you can start at 25 weeks but can't get this clarified anywhere. Anyone with any info I would gratefully receive it.