The #Powertothebump resources have been created by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to help young pregnant women and new mothers know their rights at work and have the confidence to use them, ultimately reducing pregnancy and maternity discrimination

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FAQs for Employees

Find the answers to questions you may have about your rights at work throughout your pregnancy and maternity leave and when you return to work after maternity leave.

Ask the Midwife Video

Featuring Cathy Warwick CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives, the ‘ask the midwife’ video provides advice to expectant mothers on issues including how to tell your employer you’re pregnant, your right to attend antenatal appointments, and how to reduce stress during pregnancy.


Questions answered in the video:

Q: I’m scared to tell my boss I’m pregnant! What should I do?

Q: I’m worried about being late for work or missing work for antenatal appointments. Should I not go?

Q: I’m really tired and I don’t get proper breaks. What should I do?

Q: I feel stressed all the time at work. What should I do?

Q: What’s it really like to give birth?

Top 5 Tips

Channel Mum Video – The Top 5 Pregnancy  Work Rights you Need to Know

Read more about the EHRC’s Top 5 tips for pregnant mum’s at work

All the resources are available on the EHRC Website here: Power to the Bump