Hi all,

I just have a question in regards to maternity leave as I am not understanding the whole 12month period of work to be entitled for maternity leave pay.

My fiancé and I are thinking of trying for a baby late this year (November/December), we are getting married in November of 2020 and have just purchased a new home and I am so clucky 😂 but obviously want to give myself enough time to lose any baby weight and to also be able to still save for our wedding.

So my question is since I have only been in my job for 6 months currently , and 9-10 months if I was to fall pregnant when we planned would I be entitled to maternity leave as I would have been in the position for longer than 12 months at the time of birth? Or does it go off of when you fall pregnant?
I always thought it was if you have been in the position for 12 months at the time of birth/ when you take/ begin your maternity leave. Am I right in assuming this?

Any answers or clarity anyone can give would be very helpful thank you!