What should I wear for maternity pictures? For maternity pictures, you can dress in whatever makes you feel beautiful. Some women wear a nice outfit that fits their current size while others choose to wear something they wore when pregnant with the baby.
In either case, your photography equipment will not be able to capture anything if it is hidden by clothing or poses. You need to make sure your whole body from head to toe is on display for this special moment!
Do what feels right and comfortable for yourself and always remember: these images are just a memento of this very important time in life so enjoy them as much as possible before moving onto another stage of life!
How much maternity pay will I get?
The amount of maternity pay you get is based on your average salary. It’s usually around 90% for the first six weeks, followed by 33-66% between weeks seven and 39 (up to £139.58 per week).
You can receive SMP if you qualify until the 15th following childbirth or if shared parental leave starts before then.
This means that it might be worth notifying your employer at least four weeks in advance of taking any paid time off after both parents have returned to work so this doesn’t affect when they start paying it back again.
If you are self-employed, things will depend slightly more on how much tax/NI you pay in a year rather than an hourly rate but very generally speaking, you will receive £140.98 per week or 90% of your average weekly earnings – whichever is lower.
Your employer might also offer enhancements to maternity pay such as enhanced sick pay, holiday accrual and other benefits so it’s worth checking if they do too!
You can find out what the rules are for shared parental leave but essentially it works in much the same way with both parents sharing up to 50 weeks between them (20+32) and receiving SMP/ShPP during this time either at 100% or flat rate depending on how long each parent has been employed by their current employer before birth/start date under shared parental leave scheme.
They must take a continuous period of SPL though rather than split into chunks – .e. they can’t take a few weeks at Christmas and then a month in the summer etc.
Can my employer refuse my maternity leave date?
There are many reasons why an employer might want to refuse your maternity leave date. If they do not, then you can take time off when and how it works best for both of you.
Employers may need a substitute in the workplace before or after your baby is born due to other family issues occurring at home. This means that while you’re still on maternity leave, someone else has to fill in your shoes temporarily until such times as you return from this important break.
How can I have successful maternity leave?
When you are expecting a baby, it can be very overwhelming. You might not know what to expect or how your day-to-day will change. You must plan for maternity leave so that when the time comes, everything goes smoothly and easily. Here are five tips on having a successful maternity leave:
Plan Ahead – The earlier in advance you start planning out your maternity leave, the more prepared you’ll be once it’s here! Start early by writing down all of the tasks at work so they don’t pile up while making sure everyone knows who is doing them instead of just disappearing without notice.
Try to have someone trained beforehand so they are ready if something does come up during this time frame! Have a Backup Plan –
Is your backup plan a family member or friend who can watch the baby for you? Or will you have to make other arrangements? If someone else can’t take care of your child, then some sort of childcare solution is necessary during this time.
Will there be daycare available onsite at work? Do they offer any kind of before and after school programs that would allow the kids to stay in one place until their parents pick them up instead of switching around from house to house? Whatever your situation is, come up with an alternative just in case things don’t go as planned!
Take Advantage Of Your PTO – We all know maternity leave isn’t really but if you’ve accrued any PTO, now is the time to use it. If you can’t afford to take off work and don’t have paid maternity leave through your employer (which hopefully will change someday soon), then this might be a good opportunity for some people to get ahead on their job because they know that they’ll be gone from work for two or three months straight!
Do Not Forget To Eat – I’m not kidding when I say this: eating right while pregnant is probably one of the most important things a woman has done during pregnancy.
You want your child’s food supply coming from healthy nutrients, which means you need those nutrients too for them to make it into your bloodstream and eventually across the placenta barrier where they’re needed.