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!
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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