I'm 31 weeks pregnant and am currently covering a class. School have known about my pregnancy since the summer term, and due to a promotion I was not initially class based this year but then was asked to cover a class due to unforeseen circumstances. Ever since I have been covering this class, any release time I have asked for- either for antenatal appointments or courses, has been granted by my head teacher but very reluctantly given by the Deputy, who often will not tell me until the day before/ morning of who will be covering my class. I am due to be out 3 mornings in the next 2 weeks for antenatal appointments, and on Friday, the Deputy quizzed me about the length and location of the appointments and when I knew about them.She then told me that it would have to be a supply covering, which is not ideal. This makes me feel like I am being punished for being pregnant and I find myself dreading arranging my next appointment. The longer it goes on, the more personal it feels which leaves me feeling stressed as I still have 5, possibly 6 weeks left at work. Is it acceptable for someone to be cross-examining me like this? What would you suggest as a next step?