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US Navy Tripling Amount Of Paid Maternity Leave To 18 Weeks

The U.S. Navy is tripling the amount of paid maternity leave that female sailors and Marines can take after the birth of a child, and will now provide a total of 18 weeks off.

07/06/2015

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. (Credit: Kevin S. O'Brien/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Navy Secretary Mabus to Propose Doubling Maternity Leave

In an effort to retain talented women, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will unveil a proposal Wednesday that calls for doubling the amount of paid maternity leave that sailors and Marines can take to 12 weeks

05/12/2015

President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Summit on Working Families on June 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Says U.S. Should Offer Paid Maternity Leave

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns.

06/23/2014

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Working Moms: 6 Must-Dos Before Maternity Leave

Returning from maternity leave can be a tough transition for some new moms. So if you’re getting ready to join the ranks of working mothers, there are some things you can do now to make it easier later. Here are six smart steps to take.

05/10/2013