Pregnancy and birth

Parenting classes and family support, teenage pregnancy, employee rights when on leave, register a birth.


  1. Register a birth abroad

    Parents must register the birth in the country where the child was born - find out if you can also register the birth in the UK

Guidance and regulation

  1. Maternity pay and leave

    Your Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) and Leave - what you get, how to claim, maternity rights and extra help

  2. Maternity Allowance

    Maternity Allowance is paid to pregnant women who don't get Statutory Maternity Pay - rate, eligibility, apply, form MA1

  3. Paternity pay and leave

    Your Statutory Paternity Pay and Leave - what you get, how to claim, eligibility

  1. Register a birth

    Parents must register their child's birth within 42 days (or 21 days in Scotland) - who can register, birth certificates

    • Guide
  2. Pregnant employees' rights

    Legal rights for pregnant employees - including paid time off for antenatal appointments, maternity leave and pay, protection against discrimination and telling the employer about the pregnancy

    • Answer
See all guidance and regulation

Policy and engagement

  1. Teenage pregnancy: past successes - future challenges

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
See all policy and engagement


  1. Teens and toddlers integrated process evaluation

    • Department for Education
    • Research
See all transparency