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A Mom’s Poignant Post Proves That Maternity Leave Needs to Be Much, Much Longer

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Stacey Skrysak, a mom and news anchor with a passion for writing, recently opened up about how ridiculous the maternity leave laws are in the US. In a Facebook post, she shared that not only do women need to recover from giving birth, but the weeks after bringing a child into the world are far from relaxing. “I’ve been on maternity leave for exactly six weeks. As I sit here with my newborn nestled on my chest, I couldn’t imagine heading back to work on this day,” she wrote. “But that’s the reality for so many women in the US. […]

‘I’ve been on maternity leave for exactly 6 weeks. I couldn’t imagine heading back to work today.’: Mom insists it’s just ‘not enough time’ to ‘connect with our babies’

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“I’ve been on maternity leave for exactly six weeks. As I sit here with my newborn nestled on my chest, I couldn’t imagine heading back to work on this day. But that’s the reality for so many women in the U.S. And it breaks my heart. It takes 9+ months to grow and nurture a baby inside the womb, yet women are expected to leave their newborns just a few weeks later and return to work? In six weeks that I’ve been home, I haven’t slept more than four hours at a time. My days revolve around changing diapers, nursing […]

I want another baby but maternity leave would stall my career | Dear Mariella

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That women are still in this position is enraging, says Mariella Frostrup. Know your rights and stand your ground The dilemma I have a 21-month-old baby and took six months maternity leave. Since returning to work I’ve managed large projects and am delaying trying for baby number two as I don’t want to leave during project delivery. I have high aspirations and I really like my job and enjoy these opportunities. My boss is offering me another big project next year and I feel in a predicament. If I have my “family life” hat on, I don’t want to leave […]

Liberals pledge to boost Canada Child Benefit, remove tax from maternity leave | CTV News

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Liberals promised Tuesday that if re-elected, they will boost the Canada Child Benefit for children under age one and make maternity and parental leave benefits tax-free. Leader Justin Trudeau said that raising children is expensive and challenging, particularly in the first year, and this would help. “In those first few months with a new baby, when it’s a struggle to get enough sleep, let alone get to the top of your game at work, it can be an even bigger concern,” he said. “People should be focused on spending time with their baby, not worrying […]

Meghan Markle heads back to work as her maternity leave comes to an end | Entertainment Daily

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After giving birth to her first son Archie just four months ago, Meghan Markle has returned to work. With the tot no doubt being looked after at home in Windsor, the Duchess of Sussex looked thrilled to be back to her duties. It was back to work for the Duchess of Sussex (Credit: Splash News) Meghan’s first official engagement following the end of her maternity leave was to launch her new Smart Works capsule collection – and she certainly looked the part. Read more: Ant McPartlin returns to work on Saturday Night Takeaway Meghan looked chic, stylish and ready for […]

Teachers could get paid maternity leave if governor agrees | EdSource

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Credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2019-2020 state budget during a news conference Thursday at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2019-2020 state budget during a news conference Thursday at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2019-2020 state budget during a news conference Thursday at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2019-2020 state budget during a news conference Thursday at the State Capitol in Sacramento. California teachers and other school employees may soon be able to take […]

Meghan Markle will return to royal duties next week after taking four months’ maternity leave | Daily Mail Online

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The Duchess of Sussex is preparing to return from maternity leave next week, Buckingham palace has confirmed. Meghan Markle, 38, will attend an event on Thursday 12 September to launch her new womenswear line in collaboration with the Smart Works charity, of which she is patron.   It will mark the first official engagement for the new mother since the birth of her son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in May.  The launch of launch her new womenswear line will mark the first official engagement for the new mother since the birth of her son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in May Meghan has worked with retailers Jigsaw, John […]

England fans urged to have sex NOW to get two weeks’ paternity leave during Euro 2020

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ENGLAND fans are plotting two weeks at home watching Euro 2020 – but they need to act fast. Supporters who fall pregnant in the next few days can expect a baby in time for the championships and two weeks’ maternity and paternity leave. Three Lions fans have been told to have sex now and get pregnant to get the Euro 2020 finals off workAFP Three Lions fans are sharing the top tip on social media pages dedicated to football with one male-centric post reading: “Heads up: If you get your missus pregnant in the next week, you can get two […]

Uttarakhand HC Strikes Down Rule Denying Maternity Leave For Third Child As Unconstitutional [Read Order]

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, wherein Punjab and Haryana High Court had struck down a similar Punjab Civil Services rule, which denied the benefit of maternity leave on the birth of a third child. The petition was therefore allowed, with Justice Sharma ruling, “Thus, this Court is also of the considered view that second proviso of Fundamental Rule 153 is not in conformity with Section 27 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and is also against the spirit of Article 42 of the Constitution of India. Accordingly, the writ petition is allowed. The proviso Second of the Fundamental Rule 153 of the U.P. Fundamental Rules, […]

House passes 100-day maternity leave

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) — The House of Representatives passed a bill expanding maternity leave to 100 days on its third and final reading on Tuesday. Both houses of Congress are expected to meet soon to reconcile House Bill 4113 and its counterpart measure Senate Bill 1305. The Senate proposal was passed in March last year, and provides for 120 days of maternity leave. “I’m very happy to support 120 [days], but just to be sure that we consider the concerns of the employers sector, we should hear from [the Social Security System],” House Deputy Speaker and co-author […]