Updated: Aug 18, 2022
Today we head home from the hospital 🙏🏻We got here Wednesday night and finally got the approval to go home 🏡
I’m not exactly sure why this time around it’s landing differently. Maybe because this will be my last baby. Maybe because our birthing story is hilariously fitting to my personality.
Or, maybe it’s because I know for the next 12 weeks I have nothing to worry about or focus on but this baby girl 👶🏻. I’ve never had that; I always returned immediately after giving birth.
Image by PublicCo from Pixabay. I’ve always blindly accepted that. But with Roe vs. Wade being overturned I can’t stop thinking about all the women forced to carry a baby to term, only to be left unsupported. ❌Did you know only 8 states have publicly funded paid maternity leave? ❌Short term disability (if your company offers it) allows for 6-8 weeks partially paid. ❌The FMLA allows for 12 weeks but they are unpaid. We need… ❎Mandatory 12 weeks fully paid leave at the Federal level (or company supported) ❎ Better support at the Company level! Including benefits for childcare so when we return to work we aren’t losing half a pay check just to work. ❎ Support for our baby: lactation, formula, diapers, etc. When will we stop treating our working mothers like vessels and rise to the time?
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