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!
Apr 6, 2019 10:03AM
Trying to conceive with PCOS.
Hi, I hope I’m posting this in the right place. I’m new to this so bare with me 🙈. Background - I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a year ago and have been trying to conceive for just over 2 years. I have been to fertility appointments who haven’t found any additional problems (e.g. hcg scan came back clear) and my partners tests were all ok. I understand weight is a big factor with PCOS and I have lost 10% of my body weight as recommended and keep trying to loose more. The more time goes on the more deflated and useless I feel. Each time I get excited thinking it might be my time then I get a false test 🤦♀️ The fertility appointments are far apart and the months in between each one just seem longer and longer. I was was wondering if anyone had been through similar experiences and have any advice? I have also read online that ovulation sticks don’t always work for women with PCOS. Anyone have any advice on this? Thank you for taking the time to read this. x
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