Women's health

This section covers potential health and safety issues related to pregnancy and breastfeeding, menstruation and menopause.

Pregnant workers and new mothers

How to mitigate risks to your health and safety at work if you are pregnant, have recently given birth or are breastfeeding.

Protect your health and safety
Lots can be done to mitigate the risks for pregnant workers and new mothers


If menstrual problems such as heavy and/or painful periods or debilitating premenstrual syndrome affect your work, find out what your employer should do.

Know your rights
If menstruation is affecting your ability to work, your employer should put reasonable adjustments in place


If menopause symptoms are negatively impacting your work, there are things you can do and adjustments your employer can make.

Learn what you can do
Menopause commonly occurs between 45 and 55 but can affect women of different ages, trans non-binary and intersex people