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Working during pregnancy: advice for trainees

This section of the site provides information for O&G trainees about working during pregnancy and maternity leave. It provides general guidance on the legal framework, service commitments, individual circumstances and continued training.

Always discuss specific issues with your employer. You can also seek individualised advice from the BMA. You can also use the RCOG Trainees’ Committee and your Trainee Representative as a source of support.

This section of the site includes:

Other sources of information

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on these pages, please consult your employer, read your employer’s maternity leave policy or use the following sources of information.

Useful links

Useful publications

Elsewhere on the site

Out of programme (OOP)
Advice on taking time out of the training programme, including for a career break such as maternity leave
Less than full-time (LTFT)
Information about less than full-time (LTFT) training, including how to apply