Hi ladies I am wondering if any of you started a job while you were pregnant? I'm 8 weeks and looking for work. I'm a nurse and currently work on the temporary staff side of the hospital, but I have no contract. I know I wont get full maternity pay but my friend is insistent that I would get the government stat maternity pay as long as I'm working before I go on mat leave. I have tried looking this up online but I think my situation is too specific for the FAQs on the DWP website. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction?