It depends on your discretion to avail the statutory maternity benefits from your employer.
If your minimum length of service in the present establishment would not be less than 80 days in the preceding 12 months effective on the expected date of your delivery, you are entitled to maternity benefit of 26 weeks of leave with Wages and other benefits under the Maternity Benefit Act,1961.
If you switch the job anytime during your pregnancy, you will lose it. Even it is doubtful whether the prospective employer would consider a pregnant woman to take on his roll.
Therefore, it is only for you to decide comparing the effective loss of maternity benefits and the gains of the alternative job.
23rd January 2019 From India, Salem
I agree with Mr. Umakanthan. Normally, prospective employer, who will identify your pregnancy through pre-employment medical checkup, will not prefer to appoint you for an employment that means it increases their cost one side and they tend to recruit one more person during your maternity leave as prescribed by maternity act.
So, it is adviceable to move after delivery by this you can avail maternity leave benefits and hospitalisation benefits if your present organisation covered you under group medical insurance policy.
P K Sudarsan
26th January 2019 From India, Chennai