Having a baby or adopting a beautiful child is the most exciting thing you'll ever do.
But it can also be scary trying to understand just what rights you have.
Statutory maternity, paternity and adoption rights apply to the periods of absence granted to parents both before and after the birth or adoption of their child.
They exist to provide parents with the time needed to maintain their family responsibilities while still retaining their right to return to work - and have changed massively over the last 30 years.
So if you're struggling to get your head around just what you are - or are not - entitled to, call in HR Solutions Shropshire.
We'll make sure you understand your policy, know just what statutory rights you are entitled to, what pay you might get and help work out any shared parental leave.
That way, you can concentrate on your new addition.