Please can i have some advice? I have my MATB1 form now and think i need to give it to my employer no later than 15 weeks before due date? Do i give them the original? Will i need copies for anyone else to see? Also is it at this point i need to decide a definite date to begin maternity leave? And do i have to tell them when I hope to return at this point? if for example I choose to go on mat leave on 1st May 2011, would the last day possible of my leave automatically be the 30th April 2012? Sorry lots of questions! Quite baffled by it all. Thanks.