Working parents

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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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BMA 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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Maternity checklist

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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What advice do you need?

Times have changed and we know it's not just 'medical mums' that need advice and support when it comes to juggling work and parenthood.

So what more can we offer you to reflect this?

We want to hear about your experiences on being a new working parent. Or maybe you have some helpful advice to pass on?

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Your stories

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

No perfect time for parenthood
A core trainee blogs on the reaction at work to announcing her pregnancy.