I'm due back to work next Monday....but have contacted my doctor as for the past couple of months I have been suffering stress, anxiety and feeling very run down. Basically I am feeling mentally and physically exhausted. I dont think I have PND, however I really dont feel able to go back to work next Monday....so plan to go straight to sick leave. To top it all off, and what is probably causing much of my stress, is that we simply cannot afford Lanna's full time child care at the moment. For this month I got £0 maternity pay, so we will be surviving on one wage.....and will barely beable to support ourselves let alone pay in advance for nursery care. We have no family where we live, and no one who can come over and help out....sometimes it feels overwhelming tbh. Has anyone else went straight to sick leave from maternity leave?