What the law says about maternity leave

A maternity leave is a good time for the mother to bond with the baby and recover from childbirth.

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What you need to know:

  • While many employees in private and government institutions get maternity benefits from their employers, a huge percentage of women especially in the informal sector do not enjoy these benefits as required by the constitution.

Carrying a pregnancy to term is not easy for many mothers. Morning sickness, cravings, pains, frequent visits to the doctor, and anxiety can leave an expectant mother exhausted physically and mentally.

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