Re: Midwives and notes to excuse
Check with the Gov't of Canada website - this might be an EI issue. It's not so much what the employer needs, as it is what the gov't needs to pay you. You'd be on either short term disability or pregnancy related medical leave wouldn't you? With EI you normally only get a total of 50 weeks plus the 2 week wait = 52 weeks. But there is a way to get a combined medical, pregnancy, and parental leave of 65 weeks. I really can't see why you aren't able to see more than one specialist for you pregnancy. It's my opinion, so really doesn't help you much... But I think you should be able to be under the care of a midwife AND still be able to visit your family Dr. So I'm thinking you could get the no work order through your family Dr. (or even a Medi-Centre walk-in clinic) and still have your prenatal care with your midwife. Anyhow - point is check with EI and see if you have some options there.