The Code protects a woman because she is or was pregnant, may become pregnant, has just had a baby or other pregnancy-related situations. Pregnancy includes the process of having a baby from conception up to the period following childbirth. It also includes the post-delivery period and breastfeeding.
The term “pregnancy” takes into account all the special needs and circumstances of a pregnant woman and recognizes that the experiences of women will differ. Special needs can be related to: