A recent surge of complaints of workplace discrimination from pregnant women and working mothers has prompted the Equalities and Human Rights Commission to launch an inquiry.
The investigation hopes to unveil the extent of the reported discrimination, which rights groups say has exacerbated since the recession, as "unlawful and unfair" treatment of new mothers and pregnant women has become increasingly widespread.
We asked our readers on social media to describe how their workplace adjusted to them becoming mothers.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, women working across the public and private sector contacted us to share their experience. From returning to work to finding they had been replaced by lower-skilled colleagues, to being told their morning sickness had cost them their jobs, here are their stories: