If you are working, there’s lots you need to find out about rights to time off for antenatal care, maternity and paternity leave and pay, your health and safety at work, stress, and benefits for you and your child.
If you’re out of work and receiving benefits, there’s lots you need to find out about how having a baby affects your benefits and requirements to look for work.
If you are going to be a single parent, you’ll also need information about agreeing child maintenance with the baby’s father.
Get more help
For information about everything to do with work and money, please visit:
www.maternityaction.org.uk (downloadable factsheets on work and benefits)
www.gingerbread.org.uk (if you are going to be a single parent)
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Expectingorbringingupchildren/index.htm (government website on benefits and tax credits)
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Moneyandworkentitlements/WorkAndFamilies/Pregnancyandmaternityrights/index.htm (government website on maternity and paternity rights)
NHS Choices information