Maternity Leave

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    Women

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

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    Life

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

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    Wellbeing

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

Latest Stories

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.

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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.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Life

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.

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Christobel Hastings
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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
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Moya Crockett
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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.

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.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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People

Why Wimbledon broke this rule for Serena Williams

She’s now seeded number 25.

Posted by
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)
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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Stylist Team
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“It’s assumed traditional maternity leave is what you do”

One mum reveals her experience of Shared Parental Leave

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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Careers

New back-to-work scheme targets gaping gender pay gap

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

Posted by
Anna Brech
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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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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

Careers

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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Stylist Team
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