endobj 4 0 obj I’m an American but have dual citizenship in Israel and had three months paid leave which they based off an average of my last three paychecks. All my friends at home go back to work around 12 weeks. ��O��e�y�r֡J��z���a�TFa�Y�ʨ,�W���8O����o�a-r�w�-�6y�����Xz�v]{�L�ڶ� HD)�+ �-KI�� �3 The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. I stayed at the hospital for 4 days total. Also, birth here is free even with complications or surgery or an extended hospital stay. I just wanted to throw out some positive vibes to all of you American ladies who only get...what is it, 3 months off work for maternity leave? In Australia we get 18 weeks paid leave, about $750 a week. Some countries offer mothers their full-rate salary for the weeks that they take maternity leave. In South Korea, the allotted maternity leave is 12.9 weeks at 79.5% pay. I would be too much out of the loop. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? <> What is good here is that employers must consider applications for flexible working (and have a good business reason to refuse them), pregnant women and women returning to work after maternity leave have strong legal protections, and most people take between 6 and 12 months off so it’s not seen as unusual in any way. Maternity leave is compensated at 70% of the regular salary. You have to pay an absurd amount of money to have a baby even, especially if you don’t have health care in the states. Countries with the Full-Paid Maternity Leave. %PDF-1.5 In Canada my job is also held for me, and I get paid to be off for 1 year. America definitely should change there policy’s it’s really not like you said recovery time for some ladies after 3 months it definitely took me a good 6 weeks to feel half normal again after my c-section! Ranting and gushing is welcome! Yes - it’s part of our Canadian Employment Insurance. I'm in the US & I'm feeling bad about it. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? Most women only get paid maternity leave if they save up there vacation time and/or sick leave which is what I did. We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use. The government pays the wages during the leave and when the mother returns to work she is allowed one-hour breaks for breastfeeding, according to Wage Indicator, a nonprofit group that seeks to provide transparency on wages and labor conditions. This last weekend I spent most of the day laying down on my side and did very little.... Just a funny story...thought I would share:) long read... so I'm a ftm, 22 weeks. That’s up to the employer to decide what they offer. If you feel a message or content violates these standards and would like to request its removal please submit the following information and our moderating team will respond shortly. I'm a first grade assistant and absolutely love the school and teachers I work with. From the government website Canada.ca : “The basic rate for calculating EI maternity benefits is 55% of your average weekly insurable earnings, up to a maximum amount. I actually quit my job, I couldn’t see myself going back. in the school I work in, theres a morning teacher and an afternoon teacher and I'm there the whole day (9-4). In NZ we get 20 weeks at $500/week after taxes. Paid maternity leave was recently extended to 105 days from six weeks. Sounds like a great system. If Canadians want the 18 month mat leave we don’t get any more money than we would if we were taking a 12 month mat leave. ��@��Ck�(�w����h������vW_4��o[m�,.�as�O��� Sitting here with my 5 week old in the US and having a baby in our healthcare system has made me more jaded about the US than ever. I was heartbroken having to put my baby in daycare. My heart goes out to those who are struggling in the states..12 weeks is NOT enough time! Fathers have seven days of paid paternity leave, 14 if they receive seven from the mother’s leave. <>>> Then the best part is I had to use sick time to pay for my health insurance while I was out so I came back to 1 week worth of time off and with a 3 month old at the time who gets sick or needs to go to doc visits that’s not a lot of hours. This action cannot be undone. It just breaks my heart for all those out there who are forced to go back to work after 3 months so they can provide for their family...for some ladies this isn’t even enough recovery time! Like we got 28 weeks of maternity (that is conditional on sickness insurance) but then we also get 2-4 years of parental leave. During parental leave your employer has to hold your job for you, you don't pay any health or pension … The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. I can’t even begin to imagine how tough that would be! Single working mothers can receive an additional 15 days paid. Latvia: 16 weeks Canada can have 18 months paid leave, more if you need sick time. It was really rough. 3 0 obj P։�uZ�0�iV���Vy��̷�&@��W���L�)E When my LO turned 12 weeks I felt panicky, even though I knew I didn't have to go back - because I couldn't f*ing imagine going back then. endobj So they get priority over me when leaving early or getting time off etc which sucks! Like we got 28 weeks of maternity (that is conditional on sickness insurance) but then we also get 2-4 years of parental leave. I’ve been there for almost 4 years but they have taken away my seniority, so people that started there when I was on maternity leave and therefore have only been there a few months, technically have seniority over me. Like leezac82 said, no federally guaranteed paid leave. I was induced, given multiple medications for allergies and antibiotics and I had emergency c section. DH and I are well educated with good jobs, yet there aren't any benefits for moms. x��=k��6�� �?�c��#�/=��;��9l6���.��i�L#=�����_� )�%z�4 c�D��dU�^,=u趗�E�|���W]W_\7�������>���y�K}���ݶ�?�����[m�Msx�2y����_O�di���e!�,1�I�LJ-�J&����G������O��I���|�[f�HT��R%EU��L��@�~-��;�6��_�����'��~^����߬�*y�>S��ܬ���v}�W;��y]��7������7��_������|��-��_O����.�T�!��6a�@ǢL�_��z�����C�x�p���f�]W0^xz������.�O�I�dD�9=��N�:�%3l����oi In Canada everything is completely covered. Ardern says she will take six weeks off after her baby is born. One of the reasons I chose to have my baby here and not in the states. lol. I chose to take 12 weeks of maternity leave, but it was unpaid. In Canada, we get a limited amount. They have to hire me back at the same wage and the same position I was in when I left. I feel so bad for you ladies, USA needs to change these policies! Keep in mind the above is calculated for a 12 month mat leave. In 20 of 41 countries, the majority of all paid leave available is allocated for maternity leave. I also have so much sympathy for these ladies im from the uk and also get paid maternity leave for the first year with 90% of my wage for the first 6 months and then that drops to 70% for the remainder. Australia. 32 weeks today and the exhaustion is a here. It sounds rough all around! Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. Around the world, the number of weeks allowed for maternity leave and the percentage of pay varies by country. Out of all the moms I know (and I know a lot), only one has actually gotten paid maternity leave and she works for a very large consulting agency. 1 0 obj Im from the US but immigrated to NZ. Less money in, you pay less for it. It also provides benefits to new mothers including access to a maternity nurse with the cost (or part of it) covered by insurance. I live in Canada, and we have the option of 1 year or 18 months, paid maternity leave. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. Same here. Learn more about. We wanted to move to Canada but it's basically impossible if you don't have family there already or aren't rich. In the UK, here, and it's 5 weeks at 90%, then like 35 weeks at max £145/week, then several weeks unpaid but with your job guaranteed, to cap at 52 weeks. But realistically depending on your job, being away for a year or longer is not ideal. This map visualizes the maternity leave by country. Yes, BUT in most cases not 100% paid. This map visualizes the maternity leave by country. It’s actually 12 weeks which is 2 weeks less than 3 months. The sacrifice of going to work so early to provide for your babies and family is so admirable and i wish you all a lot of love . 1 year and you get 55% of your wages up to a cap out $, and 18 months you get 33% of your wages up to a cap out $. Create an account or log in to participate. My cousin works from home between 15 to 40 hours a week, and she has to start working again after 2 weeks. 5. I knew they wouldn’t say anything because they’re always short staffed and knew they would always take me back!

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