|The health benefits for both mother and baby of taking maternity leave before and after giving birth have been revealed by two new studies.
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley found in the first study that women who choose to start maternity leave in the last month of pregnancy are 73 per cent less likely to have a Caesarean section than those who work right up to delivery.
Meanwhile, the second study found that new mothers were more likely to establish a successful breastfeeding routine if they delayed their return to work after giving birth.
If you have a question about this article or something else, visit our friendly forums & ask the AskBaby community.
|Chat about maternity leave shows health benefits with our friendly community...|
Follow your baby's development through pregnancy and beyond. Find out more