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Hospitalization of the newborn: what impact on maternity leave?

Verified 27 February 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The maternity leave is taken at once. However, it can be split up in the event of prolonged hospitalization of the child.

If your child remains hospitalized beyond 61st the week after birth, you have the opportunity to interrupt your maternity leave. You can resume your work and postpone the remainder of your postnatal leave to the date of discharge.