I'm very confused! I've been in my current job since January this year. We have just found out we are expecting our first baby and I'm keen to get an understanding of how this works! There is nothing in my contract about maternity allowance. I worl for a very small company and there is not chance they have given this any thought. Can anyone give me an idiots guide to what I may be entitled to? By the time baby is due I will have been here for 14 months. Thanks in advance ladies, finding it all a bit stressful!