My job is very physically demanding- requiring me to walk at least 5 miles a day within a concrete building with poor heating and ventilation, up and down ladders, and moving boxes that can weigh up to 140 lbs. I am on a weigh restriction, which has changed my job duties little- they have no sympathy, and don't care about pregnant women.
I've been having pain in my feet, light-headed, dizziness, lower back pain, pelvic pain and generally being uncomfortable at my job.
Because of continuing issues, I'll be missing a lot of days and have already been reprimanded for missing work. I don't want to lose my job- but the health of my baby is more important than their bottom line!
We have an ample short term disability option at my job that will cover me for 26 weeks, 13 at 100% of my income, 13 at 80%.
My question is- how can I convince my doctor that it's time for me to go on leave? I know a lot of women who say their doctor leaves it up to them, but my midwife seemed reluctant to even discuss it. Any ideas?
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