The pitiful maternity allowance triggered my postnatal anxiety

The pitiful maternity allowance triggered my postnatal anxiety

The GPDQ group is campaigning to raise awareness of this six-week difference and have started a petition.

Dr Kristy Lau, NHS locum GP and one of the founding GPs behind GPDQ said: “In the UK, self-employed women continue to receive 90 percent less maternity pay in the first six weeks than their employed equivalents, an injustice that is taking its toll on the health of the mother and her ability to bond with her new child, as 45 percent have no choice but to continue to work as soon as the day after giving birth.

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