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General Guidance

The following general guidance applies to all healthy and active expectant mothers. This general guidance may equally be applicable (where indicated) to those wishing to conceive as well as new mothers. The guidance should be considered by the expectant mother and line manager/supervisor/personal tutor and if necessary, relevant steps taken to accommodate a change in work practice, particularly at the later stages of pregnancy.

Additional helpful advice for overcoming common pregnancy health issues is available from the NHS.

Where specific health advice has been provided by a GP or midwife, or where there may be underlying health issues which may be impacted by pregnancy, these must be taken into account and advice should be sought from Occupational Health where necessary.

Where there is a need to work in or visit a higher risk environment or carry out high risk activities, then the 'Additional Guidance' should also be consulted to verify whether additional changes are necessary.