When you take time off to have a baby you might be eligible for:
There are rules on when and how to claim your paid leave and if you want to change your dates.
You may also be eligible to get Shared Parental Leave and Pay.
Employment rights when on leave
Your employment rights are protected while on Statutory Maternity Leave. This includes your right to:
build up (accrue) holiday
return to work
Additional information on maternity pay and leave can be found on GOV.UK's website.