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What Maternity Leaves Really Look Like Around the World

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Juggling family and a career isn't easy. For many women in the United States, it also means giving up wages while on maternity leave. This in turn may push moms back to work more quickly, affecting bonding, breastfeeding, and maternal mental health.

Most other countries, however, offer moms (and dads!) more paid time to care for new babies, according to our research via Wikipedia and World Bank. Let's see how America stacks up... And, keep in mind, we ordered countries from worst to best in terms of paid leave.