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MAHM Statement: It is not enough to set aside just the first two weeks for the mother followed by 50 weeks of shared parental leave. There should be a longer period of maternity protection. The joint health and wellbeing of mother and child is paramount and should not be compromised in the name of gender neutral parenting ideology. The role of fathers is hugely important but a mother’s relationship with her newborn is special and should be recognised and protected. Parenting lasts a lifetime and there’s plenty of time to get fully involved over the next twenty years and more!