Hi all Hoping someone can help with my query. I’m 36 weeks today so aware that technically any sick days would start my maternity leave. I absolutely just cannot go yet...as a HOD I have a list a mile long of things to do before going. However, I have an existing medical condition that means I am experiencing a huge amount of pain in my hip joints. I’m awake at night for hours, have prescription painkillers and waiting to see a physio. So...what I wanted to know was if I needed to phone in sick in a bid to just sit for the day (being able to rest does make such a difference) do I need to attain a sick note before ringing in sick, or can I provide one after? I only have two weeks left but I’d like to know the best way to handle a situation where I’ve barely slept and am in pain before the day has been begun. I asked midwife who wasn’t sure, and rang to speak to doctors who suggested making an apt to discuss...but then didn’t have any appts available ♀️ TIA.