Preparing for pregnancy and maternity at work: a conversation guide for employees

Advice and Guidance

Who is this page for?

  • Employees
  • Human resources professionals

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      Great Britain

First published: 15 Sep 2017

Publication cover: Preparing for pregnancy and maternity at work

Guidance for women in work, who have found out they are pregnant and are preparing for maternity leave.

This will help guide the important conversations with your line manager around your maternity, including:

  • telling your manager you are pregnant
  • managing your pregnancy at work
  • preparing for maternity leave
  • keeping in touch during maternity leave
  • getting ready for coming back to work

It includes checklists of talking points to make sure that the important issues are covered at the right time.

There is also a conversation guide for line managers.

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