A special Upworthy series about work and the economy, made possible by the AFL-CIO. Read more, then check out more in Workonomics.
The video is a few years old, but nothing has changed. Maternity leave and the attitudes toward it in the U.S. are baffling. Almost every other developed country recognizes the importance of a new mom having time to recover from delivery, bond with her baby, breastfeed, and everything else that happens in the first several months following birth (or adoption). It's time we get with the program and support working moms.