Medical care for pregnancy and childbirth, and the rest period after the maternity leave

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1.     The employer shall provide medical care to female workers during pregnancy and childbirth.

2.     When returning to work after the maternity leave, a female worker shall be entitled to take with the intention of breastfeeding her newborn a period or periods of rest that do not exceed a total of an hour per day, in addition to the rest periods granted to all workers, and such a period or periods shall be calculated with actual working hours, and shall not result in a reduction in wages.

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A female worker shall be entitled to a paid maternity leave without requiring a specific work period for such an entitlement estimated at 10 weeks starting with a maximum of 4 weeks before giving birth and 6 weeks after giving birth. Such w female worker can enjoy the full leave after giving birth and shall be entitled to extend the leave for one unpaid month. Likewise, in the event of giving birth to a sick child or a person with special needs, whose his health condition requires continuous accompaniment, such female worker shall be entitled to one-month leave fully paid starting after the end of the maternity leave period, and  shall be entitled to extend the leave for one-month unpaid leave. A female worker shall be entitled to a period of rest or more to breastfeed her child, not exceeding one hour per day, and that period shall be counted as part of her working hours and shall not be counted with the rest periods designated for all workers, for a period of two years from the date of birth, whether breastfeeding or otherwise,  This is in accordance with Article 151 of the Labor Law.