Planning revolves around the expected week of childbirth (EWC).
The EWC is the reference point that employers use to calculate when payments begin and end rather than the baby's actual due date.
The Department for Work and Pensions suggests that women use the Sunday of the EWC as a starting point to determine the week that they qualify for benefits.
Count back 15 weeks, starting with the Sunday before the EWC.
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