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Maternity calculator

Work out important dates for telling your employer of your pregnancy and calculate your leave and pay entitlements.

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In the know

ArrowBMA Family Friendly Fund

We provide care arrangements to allow committee and board members to fully participate in BMA activities. Find out more about what we provide, the conditions and how to apply.


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Keep tabs on key things you need to do before and after your pregnancy starts.

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Medical Mums Forum

Being a mum and doctor can be a big challenge, but you're not alone!

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Dr Emma's top ten tips

My first piece of advice? Do what is right for you, not what suits someone else.

But looking back, if I had to give any survival tips, then these would be my top tips.
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Your say

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Specialty trainee Zara Ford blogs on whether having children has made her a better doctor.


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A core trainee blogs on the reaction at work to announcing her pregnancy