Hi all, Need some help and advice really. Have been teaching in the same school for almost 12 years now. I am pregnant with my second child. Have been diagnosed with a number of different health problems throughout this pregnancy some of which stem from issues relating to my previous pregnancy, because of this I am deemed "high risk". I have been signed off work sick since some time in November, some of this sick leave related to severe HG and more recently due to SPD. My due date is the end of June. Was going to take maternity from the beginning of June. Last week, I received a letter from HR asking me to attend a meeting to "discuss my on going sickness and to check up on my welfare" as they had received information from my head to say "I wasn't keeping in regular contact." (I have had 2 threatened miscarriages so far so admit I haven't been in touch on a daily basis - due to simply not feeling like any contact with anyone - partner and I, have only recently started getting excited and I'm 27 weeks) but I have been sending in my sick notes on the regular (each month roughly) as they have been received from the GP, with an update email detailing conversations with my GP, Consultant and Midwife. At first these emails were received from the head with a friendly email back saying "hope you're resting" "thinking of you" "speedy recovery" but these stopped coming and responses to my emails at all stopped. I don't even get a "sick note received thanks" response anymore. I can understand the head being frustrated as my illnesses have been pretty much none stop since about 14 weeks pregnant but I really cannot help it - and would choose full health obviously if I could. Anyway, I am not really bothered by this meeting at all. Not that I should have to but I can provide evidence of my appointments and can prove that I really am/have been suffering with various problems throughout the pregnancy. If that's what they want. But as the letter came with a "we want to check on your welfare" tone I will not be producing these unless asked for them. I just feel like I am being doubted. I have received another letter from HR today. Basically its states that my entitlement to "full sick pay" will be stopped soon as I have reached my 100 days full-pay limit and any other sick pay will be reduced to half-pay. So...timeline: I have the HR meeting scheduled for - 3rd April Current Drs note ends - 3rd April (due in work 4th April - if I don't get another note) Entitlement to full pay ends - 5th April I really cannot afford to lose out on payments. I understand that I will be made to take maternity leave 4 weeks before EDD and this is not a problem. At my last Dr's appointment my Dr agreed that if my physio was going well he would consider a reduced responsibilities return to work. I have no problem in doing this and although I know I will struggle with being on my feet all day and the constant bending and stretching I feel like I could do with getting out the house a bit. I barely leave as I live local to school and have already had sarcastic comments from the head about "parents commenting seeing me out and about" - So I just feel I have to stay home to avoid the drama. So I suppose my main questions are - 1. My entitlement to full pay ends 5th April, I know that new entitlements to sick pay should start 1st April but as I was off sick 31st March won't get a new entitlement (100 full days pay, 100 half days pay) until a return to work. How long after 5th April will my new entitlement to full sick pay begin again? (I'm worried I won't cope at all and should I just take the half-pay on the chin now or attempt a return?) 2. Will I be entitled to claim full sick pay (if i really struggle and need to) after a period of time even if I am on "reduced responsibilities?" 3. How mad do you think I am even considering trying to return? (my partner has been going mad - telling me it's not all about money and mine and baby's health comes first. he feels I'm being forced to go back somehow with the meeting, then the letter, the sarcastic comments about being seen out and the lies to HR about "lack of contact") Just needed a rant really. Any advice, support, people in the same situation (or have been) please feel free to help a girl out!!