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Incredible Facts About Maternity Leave Around The World (Infographic)

As a freelancer, I was fortunate to be able to take the maternity leave I needed after having my baby in December, however, I know that most of my friends who work outside the home were afforded only 6 short weeks of unpaid maternity leave.

When you look at the maternity leave, often paid, that women and sometimes fathers are given around the world, it truly opens your eyes to how far behind we are in this country.

Did you know the optimal length of maternity leave is 40 weeks?

Click below to check out this incredibly informative infographic for more statistics and interesting facts about maternity leave around the world!

How much maternity leave did you get? Was it paid, or unpaid?

Image source: TakePart.com

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