Maternity misery as the cost of motherhood pushes more than a quarter of new mums into the red

According to a new survey by uSwitch.com, nearly three in ten mums (28%) end up in the red because of maternity leave, racking up an average of almost £2,500 of debt.  The financial burden of maternity leave forces 10% to borrow from their nearest and dearest but 14% resort to credit cards, loans and overdrafts.  In fact, one in four new mums feel financially prepared.

Read the press release at uSwitch.com

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