Pregnant woman Pregnancy can be daunting, particularly for first-time parents, or mothers experiencing any kind of complications, but employers can help ease the load considerably. (Photo: Shutterstock)

For most women, pregnancy is hugely exciting, but of course, it does come with common worries too. Aside from the obvious concerns about your own health and that of your unborn child, many women will have no idea how to approach the subject with their employer, and this can exacerbate stress levels at an already complicated time.

Companies can ease the worry for their pregnant employees by offering support before, during, and after maternity leave.

Fulfil all legal requirements

Double-check what the laws are for where your particular business is based, and make sure you’re fulfilling your legal obligations as an employer, with regard to maternity leave, pay, and time off for doctors’ appointments etc.

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