maternity leave

What Is Today’s Mom Really Like? You Tell Us!

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Every day here at The Bump, we talk about issues that affect moms and moms-to-be: money, maternity leave, relationships, friendships, housework, parenting and more. And like to think we've got our fingers on the pulse of what moms really do, want, think and need. But every once in a while we need a statistical reality... read more

New Yahoo CEO Says She’ll Work Through Her Maternity Leave (Which Will Only Be a Few Weeks) — Is She Inspiring or Crazy?

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Photo: Twitter
Former Google executive Marissa Mayer made two very interesting announcements yesterday: 1) She's been appointed as the new CEO of Yahoo and, 2) She's pregnant. Sure, other women have switched jobs during pregnancy, but it's rare to hear of someone in such a prestigious position doing it. Marissa, who's expecting a baby boy in early... read more

Yikes! Standing for Long Periods During Pregnancy Could Mean a Smaller Baby

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Photo: Veer / The Bump
You might want to take breaks every now and then if you're standing a lot during pregnancy. A new study, published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that women who spent long amounts of time on their feet at work during pregnancy had babies whose heads were 1 centimeter smaller and weights were... read more

Some Moms Can’t Afford to Go Back to Work

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Photo: Thinkstock
Yup, you read that right. You’d think it would be the other way around -- that moms have to go back to work because their families need the extra income. But for some moms, it will actually cost them more money to go back to work than stay at home. According the CNN Money,... read more