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GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW1A
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, nurses her son Micah during her last week of maternity...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: What lack of paid family leave means for one Texas mother
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, nurses her son Micah during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 7, 2019. Hoffmann only had five and a half weeks of accrued paid time off from her job. "You're worried about this tiny little new life, you love it so fiercely," she said. "Having more time to feel like you're getting good at this ... I think that could only be a good thing." REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare SEARCH "O'HARE PARENTAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW17
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, strokes her son Micah's hair during her last week of...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: What lack of paid family leave means for one Texas mother
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, strokes her son Micah's hair during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 7, 2019. Hoffmann only had five and a half weeks of accrued paid time off from her job. "You're worried about this tiny little new life, you love it so fiercely," she said. "Having more time to feel like you're getting good at this ... I think that could only be a good thing." REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare SEARCH "O'HARE PARENTAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW0G
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, decides what to wear on her first day back at work after...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: What lack of paid family leave means for one Texas mother
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, decides what to wear on her first day back at work after an 8-week maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 12, 2019. Hoffmann's baby boy Micah is just a few weeks old and already she is back at work. She only had five and a half weeks of accrued paid time off from her job. "You're worried about this tiny little new life, you love it so fiercely," she said. "Having more time to feel like you're getting good at this ... I think that could only be a good thing." REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare SEARCH "O'HARE PARENTAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW0D
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, talks with her boss on her first day back at work after...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: What lack of paid family leave means for one Texas mother
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, talks with her boss on her first day back at work after an 8-week maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 13, 2019. Hoffmann's baby boy Micah is just a few weeks old and already she is back at work. She only had five and a half weeks of accrued paid time off from her job. "You're worried about this tiny little new life, you love it so fiercely," she said. "Having more time to feel like you're getting good at this ... I think that could only be a good thing." REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare SEARCH "O'HARE PARENTAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW0B
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, checks her email as she gets ready for her first day...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: What lack of paid family leave means for one Texas mother
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, checks her email as she gets ready for her first day back at work after an 8-week maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 13, 2019. Hoffmann's baby boy Micah is just a few weeks old and already she is back at work. She only had five and a half weeks of accrued paid time off from her job. "You're worried about this tiny little new life, you love it so fiercely," she said. "Having more time to feel like you're getting good at this ... I think that could only be a good thing." REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare SEARCH "O'HARE PARENTAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW05
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, pumps milk during her lunch break on her first day back...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: What lack of paid family leave means for one Texas mother
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, pumps milk during her lunch break on her first day back at the office after an 8-week maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 13, 2019. Hoffmann's baby boy Micah is just a few weeks old and already she is back at work. She only had five and a half weeks of accrued paid time off from her job. "You're worried about this tiny little new life, you love it so fiercely," she said. "Having more time to feel like you're getting good at this ... I think that could only be a good thing." REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare SEARCH "O'HARE PARENTAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PVZ9
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, bathes her two-year old son Asa on her last day of maternity...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: What lack of paid family leave means for one Texas mother
Lauren Hoffmann, 29, a college program manager, bathes her two-year old son Asa on her last day of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 12, 2019. Hoffmann only had five and a half weeks of accrued paid time off from her job. "You're worried about this tiny little new life, you love it so fiercely," she said. "Having more time to feel like you're getting good at this ... I think that could only be a good thing." REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare SEARCH "O'HARE PARENTAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/
RTX6PVPF
March 06, 2019
Natalia Bulgakova, 31, a lawyer at a consulting company, her husband Anatoly, an economic analyst, and...
Moscow, Russia
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Natalia Bulgakova, 31, a lawyer at a consulting company, her husband Anatoly, an economic analyst, and their seven-month-old son Gleb pose for a portrait in their apartment in Moscow, Russia, February 17, 2019. Natalia has been on maternity leave for nine months and is going back to work in second half of March. "It's pleasant that you'll go back to doing what you were doing before the maternity leave, going back to the previous rhythm of life. But at the end of the day, of course, the child gives you far more positive emotions. Of course, I would like to somehow balance that lifestyle and this one, so as to give equally to the child. At the same time, going out to work still means that I will be gone for most of the day and would be able to spend time with the kid only in the evening and on weekends." Statutory maternity leave in Russia can be as long as three years. It can be claimed by any relative - a mother, father, grandmother, grandfather or child's guardian. Recipients receive their average monthly income for a period of 140 days - 70 days before and 70 after giving birth - but this sum is capped at a maximum total of 301,000 roubles. The maternity leave is paid by the employer, which is then reimbursed by the state. After this initial period, recipients are paid 40% of their average monthly income for up to 1.5 years, but no more than 26,152 roubles a month. Pay is not guaranteed for the period between 1.5 and three years. During the whole period of maternity leave, employer is obliged to guarantee the working position to the mother or the carer. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/
RTX6PVPB
March 06, 2019
Alesya Rutsevich, 28, an ophthalmologist, her husband Pyotr, 28, a programmer, and their son Daniil,...
Minsk, Belarus
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Alesya Rutsevich, 28, an ophthalmologist, her husband Pyotr, 28, a programmer, and their son Daniil, 3, pose for a photograph at their house in the week Alesya went back to work, in Minsk, Belarus, February 23, 2019. Under statutory maternity leave in Belarus mothers are paid their average monthly income for 70 days before birth and 56 days afterwards. Childcare leave can be taken for up to three years after the birth by any working relative or child's guardian. Recipients are paid a fixed sum according to the number of children in the family. Alesya went back to work after three years of paid leave. "I wanted to continue my professional activity to develop as a professional, not just as a mother but it was very scary and I had some doubts that maybe I shouldn't return", Alesya said. "The main thing is not to worry, not to panic because first shift is very emotional." Daniil now goes to kindergarten. "Three years is enough to raise a child, develop their basic habit, how to behave in a team, with children, with parents. At three, he is already such a small adult." REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/
RTX6PVOX
March 06, 2019
Nahla Mohamed Abdel Rahman, 37, a professor at faculty of applied arts, holds her three-month-old baby...
Cairo, Egypt
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Nahla Mohamed Abdel Rahman, 37, a professor at faculty of applied arts, holds her three-month-old baby Younis, at their house in her first week back at work, in Cairo, Egypt, February 22, 2019. Nahla took only three months off work for her maternity leave. Nahla's husband Ahmed Saleh Sobhie, 39, works as an accountant at the Eye Bank. He didn't take any leave. By the Egyptian labour law, mothers can take between three and four months off in paid maternity leave, and up to two years in unpaid leave. Fathers cannot take any paternity leave. Nahla goes to work five days a week and her sister takes care of her baby as nurseries are too expensive for her. "I always feel worried and afraid when I leave Younis, feeding and sleeping times are still too hard to control, that's why I always keep calling my sister Heba to make sure my baby is fine", she said. "I think it would be better to have longer period of time with my baby, until he is six months old. By then, he can start eating and won't rely totally on breastfeeding." REUTERS/Hayam Adel SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
GLOBAL-PARENTS/
RTX6PVOT
March 06, 2019
Natalia Segredo, an attorney working for a legal firm, and her husband Mathias Moscardi, a self employed...
Montevideo, Uruguay
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Natalia Segredo, an attorney working for a legal firm, and her husband Mathias Moscardi, a self employed businessman who imports toys, pose with their three-month-old baby Alfonsina in the week Natalia went back to work, in Montevideo, Uruguay, February 14, 2019. Natalia returned to work on February 11 after 98 days of paid maternity leave. "Going back to work generates insecurity and anguish. Anguish for not knowing how my daughter will react to my absence; insecurity for thinking that I can stop producing milk, that the baby can refuse to take a bottle or otherwise refuse to breastfeed if she gets used to the bottle. Fear that being so small, she may feel that I am leaving her aside and a deep feeling that I am abandoning it", Natalia said. REUTERS/Andres Stapff SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/
RTX6PVOQ
March 06, 2019
Marlena Mucha, 31, her husband Wojciech Flakiewicz, 39, and sons Borys, 4, and Julek, 1, pose for a photograph...
Warsaw, Poland
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Marlena Mucha, 31, her husband Wojciech Flakiewicz, 39, and sons Borys, 4, and Julek, 1, pose for a photograph at their apartment in Warsaw, Poland, February 26, 2019. Marlena took 52 weeks of paid maternity leave. In Poland, a woman who is employed, can take to 52 weeks of paid leave after the birth of a child, and be paid around 80 percent of her salary. The father is entitled to two weeks of paid paternity leave, but he may also take over some part of the mother's leave. "For the first month I will work only 4-5 hours daily. This way the process of leaving my son, will be more gradual. So I will have some time to get used to it. But it is difficult at the beginning. I believe it is harder for me than for him", Marlena said. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/
RTX6PVOK
March 06, 2019
Blanca Eschbach, 32, poses for a portrait with her daughter Olivia on her first day back at work after...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Blanca Eschbach, 32, poses for a portrait with her daughter Olivia on her first day back at work after a 10-week maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., March 4, 2019. Blanca is a psychology coordinator at South Texas Children's home and her husband, Jonathan, 30, works as a merchandiser at Home Depot. "I'm just now getting...to know her and her routine and her cues, and now I have to turn her over to these strangers to help me raise her while I'm at work", Blanca said. "I feel like I'm...missing out on her during this very important time." The United States is the only industrialised nation that does not guarantee paid family leave to its citizens, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and many families are faced with difficult choices, which can result in huge financial and emotional strain. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/
RTX6PVOG
March 06, 2019
Itziar Rufo Lopez, 42, who works in the communication department of a business foundation, poses with...
Madrid, Spain
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Itziar Rufo Lopez, 42, who works in the communication department of a business foundation, poses with her husband Manuel Blazquez, 41, and their son Asier, five and a half months old, at their home a day after Itziar returned to work, in Madrid, Spain, February 26, 2019. Statutory maternity leave in Spain is 16 weeks. Rufo added her vacation and breastfeeding times to her maternity leave. "It should be extended to a whole year, when you have already introduced other foods apart from breast milk", she said. "I'm happy about returning to my professional life, but I also would like to spend more time with him, especially now that he's beginning to interact with us. Now is the time when you begin to really enjoy your baby, when he gives you a smile back. I think we go back to work just when we begin to really enjoy our babies." As of March 6, paid paternity leave in Spain has been extended from five to eight weeks. REUTERS/Susana Vera SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/
RTX6PVO6
March 06, 2019
Public relations account director Peiru Ng, 32, poses with her husband, finance manager Kenny Lee, 33,...
Singapore, Singapore
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Public relations account director Peiru Ng, 32, poses with her husband, finance manager Kenny Lee, 33, and their two-and-a-half year old daughter Faith and 12-week-old son Scott in her first week back at work, at their home in Singapore, February 17, 2019. Singaporean mothers are by and large entitled to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave while fathers are allowed two weeks of leave. Peiru chose to end her maternity leave after 12 weeks, four weeks earlier than she is entitled, because of a busy period at work. "Having my work is like having me time. I feel that work makes me a better mum. Of course, this is not to say that there's anything wrong with being a stay-at-home mum, but personally I like the sense of also leading a life for myself and not solely playing the role of a mother", she said, "It's better to have things more flexible and to see maternity leave in a more long-term way rather than a one-off, (and) to have a workplace more parent-friendly, allowing us to take leave as and when we need to. Kenny took five days off even though his company allows him two months. "I just take this as and when needed", he said, "I think, two weeks for dads is pathetic. One or two months would be great for the family bonding time. But practically and realistically, it's hard because it's difficult to detach from work." REUTERS/Feline Lim SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/
RTX6PVO4
March 06, 2019
Many new mothers worldwide express anxiety and guilt about leaving their babies to return to work, and...
Cairo, Egypt
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Many new mothers worldwide express anxiety and guilt about leaving their babies to return to work, and some worry their nations' maternity policies reflect societies that value productivity over raising children. In a series of interviews for Reuters ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, mothers from the United States to Uruguay to South Africa to Singapore told of their concerns about stopping work to give birth and look after their newborns. An Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report in 2016 found that among OECD countries, mothers are on average entitled to 18 weeks of paid maternity leave around childbirth. But the range is vast. While some countries - such as Britain and Russia, offer many months or even several years of maternity leave, the United States is the only country to offer no statutory entitlement to paid leave on a national basis. REUTERS/ SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: GLOBAL-PARENTS/
ROMANIA/
RTXVIXT
December 08, 2010
A child is seen in front of Romania's Government headquarters during a protest staged by mothers, over...
Bucharest, Romania
A child is seen in front of Romania's Government headquarters during a protest staged by mothers, over...
A child is seen in front of Romania's Government headquarters during a protest staged by mothers, over the Labour ministry's plan to reduce the paid maternity leave from two years to one, in Bucharest December 8, 2010. The stiker reads: "S.O.S. - Save Romania's future!". REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
ROMANIA/
RTXVIXP
December 08, 2010
A mother holds her child during a protest in front of Romania's Government headquarters, over the Labour...
Bucharest, Romania
A mother holds her child during a protest in front of Romania's Government headquarters, over the Labour...
A mother holds her child during a protest in front of Romania's Government headquarters, over the Labour ministry's plan to reduce the paid maternity leave from two years to one, in Bucharest December 8, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
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