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Out of Office Message for Maternity Leave

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Are you an expectant working mom? Before your due date, make sure to write an out of office message for maternity leave that will automatically respond to any email sent to you. Here's a sample out of office message for maternity leave to get you started on your email for maternity leave.

If you prefer not to inform everyone that you're on maternity leave, simply delete the three words "for maternity leave". You can use a variant of this email message for extended vacations or business trips.

Where you see (parentheses), insert the appropriate words or phrases for your circumstances.

Thank you for your email. I am out of the office for maternity leave until (date you expect to return from maternity leave). If you need assistance before then, you may contact (name of colleague covering for you, with contact details).

Best, (Your name)

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