Mom Sums Up Common Misconceptions About Maternity Leave

In 2022, Anna Whitehouse, the founder of Mama Pukka, went to LinkedIn, posting about the common misconceptions people have about maternity leave.

Between the lack of showers, cuddling on the couch, and early morning wakeup calls, Anna’s goal was to educate businesses on what exactly happens during that “12-week vacation.”

40% Of Women Do Not Qualify For The Family Medical Leave Act

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that was passed in 1993, protecting covered employees for 12 weeks of unpaid leave, either for a family or medical reason, including new mothers.

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Sharon McCutcheon/Unsplash

These people are protected at the federal level. Sadly, 40 percent of new mothers do not qualify for FMLA.