When to Have Maternity Photos Taken? Your Best Guide

When to have maternity photos taken? Maternity photos are an amazing way to capture your journey of pregnancy. It’s a fun opportunity for you and your significant other to bond, while capturing precious memories with lots of laughs!

Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding if this is the right time for you:

When to have maternity photos taken

– You’re feeling great about yourself during or after carrying baby.

– Your belly has started growing quickly (more than half way along). – Maternity shoots last anywhere from three hours on up depending on how much work it takes too create that perfect shot for you! So be sure not to schedule one any earlier than six weeks into your pregnancy.

This will allow enough room between then and now so we can get those beautiful maternity shots

 

How can I afford my mortgage on maternity leave?

If you can buy a home that is within your means, it may be a good idea to make the purchase. If you have a down payment of 20%, this will reduce your monthly mortgage payments and give you some equity in the house while on maternity leave.

You could also rent out an extra room or two until you return to work if owning isn’t going to work financially during maternity leave.

 

What benefits can I claim when pregnant?

When you are pregnant, the law protects your rights. You may be able to make a claim for maternity discrimination if an employer treats you unfairly because of your pregnancy or while on maternity leave. If this happens, get advice from Maternity Action’s legal team as soon as possible. Here are some other benefits that you can consider claiming when pregnant:

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– Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) – paid by employers for up to 28 weeks after illness begins during employment.

– Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) – paid by employers for up to 39 weeks of maternity leave.

– Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) – paid by employers for up to 39 weeks of adoption leave.

– Blind Person’s Allowance, Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement are payable according to your circumstances and income under the rules that apply at the time you claim them.

 

Can I earn money while on maternity leave?

The short answer is yes. A lot of women make the choice to continue working from home while they are on maternity leave, and there’s nothing wrong with that!

In fact, many moms do this because the cost of childcare can be prohibitively expensive — so staying at home may even save you money — but it also allows them to keep their job until they’re ready for a full return or find new employment.

This means earning an income rather than just collecting unemployment benefits during your time off work will allow you to feel more financially secure as well as give you some extra spending cash when those baby expenses start piling up again after birth!

If this sounds like something that would interest you , here’s what I suggest:

  • Take a look at the Job Search page on our website to get you started. It’s packed with useful tools and information for starting your job search while pregnant!
  • When it comes time to start searching for work, keep these tips in mind: Make sure that potential employers know about your pregnancy status up front because discrimination against pregnant women is still very much an issue .
  • If you qualify, take advantage of FMLA leave when needed so that you can spend more quality time with your baby after birth without sacrificing too much income.
  • Finally , put yourself out there by joining local mom groups or other events where moms go — this will allow you access into their social circles which could help open doors down the road once employment opportunities arise.

 

How can I maximize maternity pay?

It is important to read your employer’s policies regarding maternity pay. While there are no laws stating how much of a percentage an employee must receive, some employers may give around 60% or more for at least six months after giving birth.

If you have worked with the company for over 12 consecutive months, this right cannot be taken away from you even if it runs out before your due date.

However, these rules do not apply to part time employees who don’t work full-time hours since they usually won’t accumulate enough paid leave days within that timeframe unless their group insurance covers pregnancy as well.

The only way women can stay on longer would be through unpaid leave under FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) which provides eligible workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical conditions, the birth or adoption of a new child, family emergencies and more.

 

How do you survive unpaid maternity leave?

Keep your income coming in. If you are not being paid for maternity leave, create a strategy to keep the bills paid and food on the table.

This may mean taking an extra job or borrowing money from family members if possible. But make sure that you have something to pay with when it comes time to go back to work after having your baby!

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