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New and Expectant Mothers

Guidance for New, Expectant and Breastfeeding Mothers

A New or Expectant Mother is a member of staff or a student who is pregnant, has given birth within the previous six months, or is breast feeding. The University is committed to protecting the health of the New or Expectant mother.

All new and expectant mothers are likely to experience general fatigue and discomfort associated with pregnancy and breast feeding. Considerations for new and expectant mothers in 'low risk' working environments include among others manual handling, use of computer equipment, the potential for slips and falls, lone working, stress, and personal safety. Certain 'high risk' working conditions and environments have been also identified by the University as presenting potential risks to new or expectant mothers and their children.

For a detailed overview of this guidance and our risk assessment forms, please click here.

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