18th December 2012 15:24Hi girls, i'm nearly 35 wks pregnant and i'm really starting to feel the tiredness kicking in plus i've been sick throughout the whole pregnancy. I'm really looking forward to my Christmas break from work and to be honest i am seriously contemplating not coming back after Christmas. I don't think i'll be able for it. I did change my dates for work which means I am due to work up to a few days before my due date (now i know that it was not a clever idea). My question is if i go on sick leave after Christmas and I have the baby before my due date will work count the birth date as my first date of maternity leave or does the fact that i have a sick cert carry me through till my materntiy leave was about to start anyway. I hope i explained my question properly?