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.