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Hospitalization of the newborn: what impact on maternity leave?

Verified 10 November 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

In case of prolonged hospitalization of your child, maternity leave can be divided, i.e. taken in several steps.

If your child remains hospitalized beyond 6è week after birth, you have the option to interrupt your maternity leave.

You can return to work and postpone the remaining days of your maternity leave until your child leaves hospital.

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