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Starting a new job in January, confused if I can start trying

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by nc123, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. nc123

    nc123 New commenter

    Hi, Please can someone offer some advice/clarification.

    I'm no spring chicken and at 31 realise my clock is ticking. My husband and i have decided we would like to try for a child I however have PCOS so will 'need some help' if I can get pregnant at all. I started a new job in September and have quickly realised it is not the position for me and have since resigned and been appointed to a new position which is in a different LA due to start in January. I have been teaching for 8 years but will I qualify for maternity pay at my new school or do I have to have been working there for a certain amount of time before this will be paid? My partners job is much less paid so I'm wondering if we could/should actually afford to bring a child into this world and give him/her the best start in life.

    Thank you in advance for any advice provided.
  2. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    You can check your potential eligibility situation here - www.tesfaq.co.uk - the maternity section.
  3. dogcat

    dogcat New commenter

    Hi, I have just found out I am 3-5weeks pregnant. I start new job in Jan but no continuous service so I only get statutory. It falls to this after about 4 months anyway though, so although I am terrified we are going to save as much as possible from now. It took me 7 months to get pregnant (I am 31 as well) and I know I could miscarry in the first 12 weeks. I would say if you can save then start trying as it may take you a while, you'd only get statutory after about 4 months anyway I think so worth saving up for whenever it happens.

    As much as I wish I was staying put in my current school to gain some financial breathing space I know that people far worse off than us manage to have children. Are you able to save each month?

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