Pregnancy

Open Thread: Tell Us About Your Maternity Leave

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Mom-newborn-babyInspired by this depressing post on The Toast today about one HR specialist’s pain-in-the-ass unpaid maternity leave at a university, we’re curious: What was your maternity leave like? Were you given paid time off by your employer? Unpaid? Were you employed? How much time did you take off? Were you faced with a barrage of paperwork or did everything fall into place easily? And how were you treated by the people put in place to help you figure it all out?

Go on, tell us about your maternity leave – we wanna hear the good, the bad, and the OMG WTF is happening.