I am nearly 27 weeks pregnant.
My last day of work before maternity leave will be September 7th. I told my boss I was pregnant in May.
I'm really struggling with dizziness and lack of sleep. I have a 25-minute walk to the train station and quite often I feel dizzy by the time I get to the train especially if I haven't slept well. I'm really slowing down and getting heavy. My hips and legs are in bits. I also live at the top of a hill so it's going to be difficult for me to hike up the hill in the middle of the summer.
Anyways, I've got 14 unused vacation days left.
I'm not sure if I should just use the vacation days to shorten my remaining weeks, or ask my boss if I can work at home one day a week. How should I bring this up with my boss?
I live in Ireland. I don't have medical issues per se: my midwife told me I'm dizzy because I'm tired and have more blood etc. I can't afford to take unpaid leave. On days where I don't work I feel quite fine.
Being this tired and having lack of sleep is affecting my mood and when I exert myself I feel dizzy. I'm often very tired at work and not as productive as before.
I'm not able to go in early mat leave because 3 months after the birth is not enough time to recover and then jump back into working full time again.