I fell pregnant
- I became pregnant 6 months after I joined. We had been trying for a baby for several years and it happened as soon after I joined. I was able to avail of maternity leave as It would have started 12 months after I joined. However my husband had to take up a job to ensure there was enough money coming in. Maternity leave is at full pay for 6 months and then half pay. I had to pay for the additional expenses, including my parents coming over to support me.
- Pregnancy should be an enjoyable time but the pressure can sometimes be high.
- Planning pregnancy is important during this time particularly if you are the visa holder
- Save up as there will be unexpected expenses