Nov 27, 2007 7:21AM
Am I meant to give this to my employer or is it just if they ask for proof of pregnancy? I gave a letter to my manager saying I'm pregnant an d when going on maternity leave, should i have had something back in writing??
Nov 26, 2007 6:00PM
Not sure if you legally have to but I have both times
Nov 26, 2007 6:33PM
you give them a copy, the nhs will only give you one so keep the original for yourself x
Nov 27, 2007 6:28AM
when do you get this form then ? i havent got one yet
Nov 27, 2007 6:33AM
You do need to give a copy to your employer. If the company is worth its salt , it will have a maternity policy that you should get your hands on, and should also have someone able to answer all your questions. People can be very woolly about mat policies at work, so make sure you are informed.
Nov 27, 2007 6:52AM
The Mat B1 form gets given by your docs after 25 weeks. I am employed by an employment company and was asked for it when I asked for it from the docs they said I am only aloud it at 25 weeks. But at least any perscription I get I dont pay til 2009. It's great thank goodness
Nov 27, 2007 7:21AM
Legally you need to give this to your employer by 15 weeks before your baby is due, though to be honest I think most of them aren't too strict on this as long as you get it to them. They need it to claim any SMP they pay you back from the government. You dont necessarily need confirmation from your employer in writing, but if they are the kind of company where you would want it, dont feel bad about pushing them for it!
Jun 19, 2019 3:17AM
New to the game at 35.
Hello all. My husband just surprised me last week by saying if I wanted to have a baby he is willing to do so. He has 2 kids, 14 and 8, from previous relationships so for the 5 years we've been together it was all "don't want another ". We got married April 1st of this year. I have PCOS so I had accepted life without a baby of my own and have been on BC for most of my adult life. But now he has changed his mind and I am ecstatic and terrified! I threw away my last 4 active pills, which obviously messed up my cycle lol. So here we go to see what we can do. I cant decide if it would be scarier to conceive right away or for it to take a long time (if at all). I am on Metformin for diabetes (very well controlled, a1c of 5.4 last time checked) and I've been taking inositol supps for a while now just to see if they could help with other symptoms. Also started taking prenatal vitamins as preparation. Sorry for my long winded intro, I'm just excited. Thanks for reading if you got this far!
May 29, 2019 9:20AM
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