Maternity Leave

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

Expert advice on how to lessen the financial strain of motherhood

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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.

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Moya Crockett
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Allison Williams on the question we should all ask expectant dads

Paving the way for greater gender parity

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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)
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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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Rebecca Schiller
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“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

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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People

Why Wimbledon broke this rule for Serena Williams

She’s now seeded number 25.

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Susan Devaney
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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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Life

“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
Life

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
People

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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Moya Crockett
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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

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

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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?

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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”

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Amy Swales
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Careers

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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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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People

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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Alix Walker
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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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“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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