Thought i'd post this here rather than in the pregnancy forum as people on here might have more insight... I'm currently 6 months pregnant. My midwife says that by law my employers are supposed to have done a risk assessment (but haven't, I live in hope). My hours and duties are now actually more than before I was pregnant and last week I was asked to take on an extra class (I say asked...more like given). Each week I have to run two clubs until 6pm and do one late duty until 7pm. I work Saturday mornings and this term I also have two Saturday afternoon duties until 6pm and one Sunday duty from 9am -5pm. My worry is that I am going to burn out if I keep working at the level that I currently am. I LOVE my job and the teaching side is not a problem - it's the extra duties which are leaving me drained and feeling ill. My employers know that I have been rather ill in this pregnancy with severe pelvic and back issues and morning sickness which is still going on now. I'm on crutches because of my pelvis and have occassionally had to miss morning assemblies to stay in the staff loos due to the sickness. I've tried talking to them but in all honesty the HT scares the hell out of me and in my hormonal state I just don't stand up for myself enough. Legally can I ask to have lesser duties until I give birth? I am still teaching all of my lessons and they are fine -it's the extra long hours that are the killer here. I have a high risk pregnancy so I really do need to take care of myself!