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Suggested length of time for maternity leave

Patient: What is the suggested length of time for maternity leave before returning to work full time?

 

 

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Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query,The ideal time for the maternity leave in case of no comorbidities and normal pregnanc y if from the the 38th week onwards till 6 weeks beyond pregnancy to cover the postpartum period for recovery and baby care, in terms of breastfeeding and bonding with the child. At 6 weeks, the physiological changes have completed by then by returning to the pre-pregnancy state and you can then take to full time working.Hope this helps.Regards

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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