Maternity Leave Extension Letter Sample

How to request for maternity leave extension, step by step?

  • Introduce yourself and indicate the date when your leave normally expires.
  • Ask for leave extension and suggest a new date.
  • Provide reasons. Make sure that they are valid and make sense.
  • Make sure that there is someone to cover for you. Convey that info to the management.
  • Show gratitude and promise unconditional dedication.

Sample Letter

Dear Management,

As you are aware, I am currently in my maternity leave, which is due to expire on [some date].

I would like to kindly ask for your approval to extend my leave until [another date]. The reason being is that I don’t feel completely ready to join the taskforce just yet, neither physically nor mentally.

I am afraid that I might not be able to perform to the best of my abilities if I return now. Additionally, my newborn baby still requires extensive around-the-clock attention as recommended by my doctors.

I am confident that given another two weeks I should be perfectly fine and more than ready to work and deliver results.

I have spoken to my colleague [colleague name] and she confirmed that she will happily cover for me during my extended absence.

I will be so much grateful if my request got acknowledged and I promise to give back up in the form of unconditional dedication and commitment as I always did.

Thank you very much.

Best Regards


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Maternity Leave Extension Letter Sample