Maternity Leave

Stella Creasy pregnant

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

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    Allison Williams on the question we should all ask expectant dads

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

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

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    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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    Why Wimbledon broke this rule for Serena Williams

    She’s now seeded number 25.

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    Susan Devaney
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  • 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)
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    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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    “It’s assumed traditional maternity leave is what you do”

    One mum reveals her experience of Shared Parental Leave

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    The Government's Shared Parental Leave Campaign
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    We bet you didn’t know this about maternity leave…

    How Shared Parental Leave is shaking up traditional gender roles

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    The Government's Shared Parental Leave campaign
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    Paloma Faith’s important message to employers about maternity leave

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

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    Kayleigh Dray
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    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

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    Moya Crockett
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    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

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    Moya Crockett
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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?

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

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

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    Amy Swales
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    Would you include ‘motherhood’ on your CV?

    Mothers are encouraged to list The Pregnancy Pause as a company they worked for

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    Amy Swales
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    Annie Mac nails why maternity leave can be so difficult for many women

    “It’s always weird when someone else does your job”

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    Kate Humble’s honest response after being grilled about life choices

    ‘The worst thing about being famous is having to justify my life choices’

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    Kayleigh Dray
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    Don’t let your bump make you fear for your job

    Stylist’s Alix Walker on the benefits of maternity leave

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    Alix Walker
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    “Why are we scared to ask about maternity benefits in job interviews?”

    “Women must pretend they don’t have a job when at home and that they don’t have a family when at work.”

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    Anna Whitehouse
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    Keira Knightley blasts maternity laws that keep women out of work

    ‘It’s archaic that there aren't better options’:

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