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Maternity/paternity leave

How many of you ladies got paid maternity leave and for how long? Also, did your husband have the option for paternity leave?

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kenywoodsmom08

Asked by kenywoodsmom08 at 11:37 PM on Feb. 9, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • I got 6 weeks made up by 2 weeks of sick leave and 4 weeks of vacation. My husband got 16 weeks off paid... I was soooo jealous! I have a use it or lose it program, whereas he was able to accumulate leave over time.
    Busimommi

    Answer by Busimommi at 11:45 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • I'm Canadian, so I got 50 weeks of maternity/parental leave paid at 55% of my regular wage, with my job waiting for me when I came back. Of the 50w 15 are maternity only (can only be taken by mom) and 35 are parental and can be taken by either parent, either concurrently or consecutively.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:23 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Ok. I am officially green with envy!
    Busimommi

    Answer by Busimommi at 1:03 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • i am a sahm, but in canada moms get one year, so they can breast feed!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:45 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Nope. I used vacation and sick time.
    lvpenguino

    Answer by lvpenguino at 8:30 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • WoW...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:34 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

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