Hi all Found out today that I'm pregnant with my second ! My first is has only just turned 7 months old. I went on a full year of maternity leave from my full time position with the NHS in May 2015 and was due to return in May 2016. I had accumulated 10 days in lieu before going on mat leave and subsequently 32 days of annual leave whilst on maternity leave bringing the total to 42 days. The managers agreed to add this to the end of my maternity leave pushing my return to work date out to mid July 2016. I'm aware that one needs to be back at work for a full 3 months before becoming eligible for maternity leave again. I'm hoping I could use the 42 pre approved leave days towards the required 3 months of full time service and thus actually only have to work 5 more weeks. Would this be allowed? My intention would be to go off work as soon as permissible i.e. 11 weeks before the due date. Many thanks for your feedback.