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18/09/2015 at 12:01
We're sure you've all seen that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, returned to her royal duties yesterday – four months after giving birth to Princess Charlotte.
And that's made us wonder how soon after your baby's birth you returned to work? (If indeed you did...)
Most (employed) women are entitled to a full year's maternity leave but a recent report from the National Childbirth Trust suggested that almost half of us (43%) actually return to work sooner than we'd like – mainly for financial reasons, or because we're worried about the security of our job.
So, we'd love to know: how much maternity leave did you take – or are you planning to take? And does that feel about right to you – or is it shorter/longer than you'd ideally like?
Please let us know by adding a post to this thread. Thank you!
18/09/2015 at 12:18
I took just under a year's leave and it was tough on us financially.
19/09/2015 at 16:24
I'll go for the full year 😊
19/09/2015 at 20:02
4 weeks, self employed GP at the time so expected some sympathy but NO, at the time others described it as glorified sick leave.!! Still I have lovely kids who went to lovely nurseries but in hindsight who knows
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