Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Illustration of a mother holding an infant in her hand - stock vector
    Life

    Truth time: is it ever possible to have an eco-friendly pregnancy?

  • Maternity clothes for the stylish mom - stock photo
    Fashion

    Maternity fashion is a bumpy ride – here’s how to navigate it

  • Pregnant woman wearing face mask in front of a coronavirus background - stock vector
    Women

    “I had big dreams for my maternity leave – but then lockdown happened”

Latest Stories

boy holding hands with two parents
Life

How Covid-19 has stressed the importance of shared parental leave

The pandemic has highlighted a need for change in focus when it comes to balancing family and working life.

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Jessica Carter
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Sleep Diaries: “How can I keep my energy levels up with a new baby?”
Wellbeing

“How can I keep my energy levels up with a new baby?”

In this week’s Sleep Diaries, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan offers her advice to a 28-year-old photo editor who’s seen her energy levels drop during maternity leave.

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Stylist Team
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A woman working with a face mask on
Life

Work and coronavirus: your key questions answered by the experts

From holiday leave to maternity issues, educate yourself on your post-Covid rights.

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Kizzy Gardiner
People

“I was the UK’s first maternity cover MP. Here are 6 things the experience taught me”

Kizzy Gardiner made history when she was hired to stand in for an MP who was on maternity leave. Here's what she learned from her time in office.

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Moya Crockett
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Christobel Hastings
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Boris Johnson’s silence on women’s rights speaks volumes about his commitment to equality

Johnson's voting record doesn't augur well for women.

Money

The Financial Therapist: Looking at making ends meet on maternity leave

Expert advice on how to lessen the financial strain of motherhood

In partnership with
NatWest
Stella Creasy pregnant
Life

Why are women MPs still having to choose between politics and parenthood?

Labour MP Stella Creasy has had to “beg” for maternity cover while pregnant. It’s a stark reminder of how the UK’s antiquated political system fails female MPs.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Allison Williams
People

Allison Williams on the question we should all ask expectant dads

Paving the way for greater gender parity

Posted by
Anna Brech
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LEJRE, DENMARK - AUGUST 26: Mette Abildgaard speaks during the Conservative Party's press briefing following the party's parliamentary group summer meeting in a private garden on August 26, 2016 in Lejre, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen/Corbis via Getty images)
People

A Danish MP has reignited the debate about bringing babies into parliament

"A chamber that represents mothers, fathers and babies ought to be open to mothers, fathers and babies."

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Sarah Shaffi
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People

“MPs are having to delay childbirth for the Brexit vote – and that’s not OK”

We shouldn't have to choose between political freedom and physical safety, says Rebecca Schiller

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Rebecca Schiller
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People

This MP says she was betrayed by the government while on maternity leave

Jo Swinson was promised a Tory MP would abstain from a key vote while she cared for her baby. He didn’t – and she’s angry.

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Moya Crockett
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Susan Devaney
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Why Wimbledon broke this rule for Serena Williams

She’s now seeded number 25.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Alex Jones attends the launch of QVC's exclusive H by Halston collection at The London Edition Hotel on September 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett / Getty Images for QVC)
People

Alex Jones explains why maternity leave can be so difficult for so many women

It's time to talk about “maternity leave paranoia”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

“It’s assumed traditional maternity leave is what you do”

One mum reveals her experience of Shared Parental Leave

In partnership with
The Government's Shared Parental Leave Campaign
Life

We bet you didn’t know this about maternity leave…

How Shared Parental Leave is shaking up traditional gender roles

In association with
The Government's Shared Parental Leave campaign
People

Paloma Faith’s important message to employers about maternity leave

“Women aren’t less committed to work after a baby”

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Careers

How women are blocked from speaking out about maternity discrimination

The problem is still rife – but many women are banned from talking about it, say experts

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Life

This is why hardly any men are taking shared parental leave in the UK

Women are still doing the lion’s share of childcare, while men go out to work

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Anna Brech
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New back-to-work scheme targets gaping gender pay gap

One small step in helping mums return to work - but is it enough?

People

Female politician grilled on having babies (just hours into the job)

Forget she made history – the people “need to know”

Posted by
Amy Swales
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