Hello, I'm from Brazil and we're producing a documentary wich the main focus is to discuss the professional dilemas that parents go through: maternity leave, keep breastfeeding while returning to work, how do companies deal with pregnant women, parental leave, women role on society, returning to work, etc.
In our on line channel, on Vimeo, we're uploading small pieces of the interviews, all translated to english: http://www.vimeo.com/channels/docmaternidadeecarreira
We're looking for some interesting stories all over the world, to know how does it work in all countries. Did you have troubles with your company during pregnancy or when you returned to work? How does maternity leave work in your country? Did you have to leave your baby in a baby care center ou did you choose to leave with a nanny? What are the parents rights in your country?
Any question related to the theme is interesting to us.
If you want to tell us, please write to me: [email protected]
Hope you enjoy it and help us to offer a better situation to all families!
Having said that my employer offers up to 3 years maternity leave although it is unpaid. They do however provide health insurance for the first year. You can leave at any point in your pregnancy although since it physical work women end up leaving sooner rather then later. I left a month and a half before giving birth. I'm only taking the year as my family's health insurance is through me. Wish I could take advantage of the 3 years.
Momma-ing the Muffin since October 2011!
With DD1 I took 6 weeks off then worked part time, from home, until she was a year and then stopped working. I worked for a family member, so it was much more flexible than most situations I know. Anyone I know that went back to work full time after baby was born took between 6 weeks and 3 months...... most of them closer to 6 weeks though.
SAHM to Chloe«- 6/2008 (10 lbs, 5 oz), Hannah- 9/2010 (9 lbs, 12 oz), Liam- 2/2013 (9 lbs, 6 oz)