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New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
15 PICTURES
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
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March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann holds her son Micah during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.,...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Lauren Hoffmann holds her son Micah during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas
Lauren Hoffmann holds her son Micah during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW2E
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann holds her yawning son, Micah, during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio,...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Lauren Hoffmann holds her yawning son, Micah, during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio,...
Lauren Hoffmann holds her yawning son, Micah, during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW2A
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann bathes her son Micah during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.,...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Lauren Hoffmann bathes her son Micah during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas
Lauren Hoffmann bathes her son Micah during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW27
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann bathes her son Asa on her last day of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Lauren Hoffmann bathes her son Asa on her last day of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas
Lauren Hoffmann bathes her son Asa on her last day of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW24
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann prepares to pump milk during a work break at the office after returning from an 8-week...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Lauren Hoffmann prepares to pump milk during a work break at the office after returning from an 8-week...
Lauren Hoffmann prepares to pump milk during a work break at the office after returning from an 8-week maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW22
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann pumps milk during a work break on her first day back at the office after an 8-week maternity...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Lauren Hoffmann pumps milk during a work break on her first day back at the office after an 8-week maternity...
Lauren Hoffmann pumps milk during a work break on her first day back at the office after an 8-week maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW1Z
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann nurses her son Micah during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.,...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Lauren Hoffmann nurses her son Micah during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas
Lauren Hoffmann nurses her son Micah during her last week of maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW1W
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann pumps milk during a work break on her first day back at the office after an 8-week maternity...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Lauren Hoffmann pumps milk during a work break on her first day back at the office after an 8-week maternity...
Lauren Hoffmann pumps milk during a work break on her first day back at the office after an 8-week maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
GLOBAL-PARENTS/USA
RTX6PW1U
March 06, 2019
Lauren Hoffmann prepares to pump milk during a work break on her first day back at the office after an...
San Antonio, UNITED STATES
Lauren Hoffmann prepares to pump milk during a work break on her first day back at the office after an...
Lauren Hoffmann prepares to pump milk during a work break on her first day back at the office after an 8-week maternity leave in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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.
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New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
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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.
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March 06, 2019
Lucie Sol, 32, a social worker, her boyfriend, Rudie Jonkmans, 34, a cook, and their 22-week-old baby...
Purmerend, Netherlands
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Lucie Sol, 32, a social worker, her boyfriend, Rudie Jonkmans, 34, a cook, and their 22-week-old baby Lena Amelie pose for a photograph inside their house on the first day Lucie went back to work, in Purmerend, the Netherlands, February 18, 2019. The statutory maternity leave in the Netherlands is between 10 to 12 weeks. "It's crazy. After 10-12 weeks it was just getting better to breastfeed but still my whole world was upside down," Lucie said. She took an extra three months off, extending her leave to 27 weeks in total. Rudie received two days of official paternity leave, but took three extra weeks of holiday time to be with his family. Paternity leave in the Netherlands has been extended this year, to a maximum of five days, but that improvement came too late for Rudie as his daughter was born in 2018. "I feel bad leaving her behind. She's only 5.5 months old so I want to keep her close. It comes with a lot of guilt," Lucie said. She believes maternity leave should be at least one year long. "The Netherlands is a very rich and advanced country, but when it comes to maternity leave we are quite behind", Lucie said. REUTERS/Eva Plevier SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GLOBAL-PARENTS/
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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.
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March 06, 2019
Tatiana Barcellos, 37, a civil servant for the Federal Prosecutor's Office, her eight-month-old daughter...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Tatiana Barcellos, 37, a civil servant for the Federal Prosecutor's Office, her eight-month-old daughter Alice, and her husband Marcelo Valenca, 39, a teacher at a navy school, pose for a photograph on the day Tatiana went back to work, at their home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 28, 2019. The statutory leave for mothers who work in the public sector in Brazil is 120 to 180 days. Fathers are entitled to five days. Tatiana took two months holidays in addition to six months maternity leave. Marcelo had 20 days of paternity leave. "I feel anxious and worried that my absence will cause stress to my baby. I think mothers should have at least one year of maternity leave, considering the physical and emotional needs of babies in full development", Tatiana said. "I had six months of maternity leave only because I am a federal worker ... I think 180 days is still not enough to meet to the needs of a newborn baby." REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 06, 2019
Gabriela Rodriguez, 32, her husband Cesar Dacchille, 46, and their six-month-old son Gianluca, pose for...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Gabriela Rodriguez, 32, her husband Cesar Dacchille, 46, and their six-month-old son Gianluca, pose for a portrait at the their apartment in the week Gabriela went back to work, in Caracas, Venezuela, February 8, 2019. Statutory maternity leave in Venezuela is six weeks before giving birth and 20 weeks afterwards. Paternity leave is two weeks. "There are two difficulties. One is physiological and the other is psychological. The psychological one feels like I'm abandoning (him), because he has depended on me for the last six months and leaving him alone - well, with my mother, as I am lucky to have her - is difficult. But you get used to it", Gabriela said. REUTERS/Carlos Barria SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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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
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March 06, 2019
Ana Huanca, 34, her six-week-old baby Luciana, her elder daughter Anabel, 5, and husband Luis Quaquira,...
La Paz, Bolivia
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Ana Huanca, 34, her six-week-old baby Luciana, her elder daughter Anabel, 5, and husband Luis Quaquira, 44, a mechanic, pose for a photograph at their food shop in La Paz, Bolivia, February 26, 2019. In Bolivia, mothers are entitled to 15 days of maternity leave before they give birth and 45 days after they've given birth. Fathers are entitled to three days. However Ana and Luis are among the majority of Bolivian workers who have no regular jobs which would entitle them to benefits like maternity leave. Huanca returned to work two weeks after giving birth and she take cares of the baby herself as she works. "I felt good, it was a normal delivery and she was born healthy," she said of returning to work so soon after giving birth. Luis, who works as a mechanic, independently, didn't take any leave "The only leave I allowed myself was the day my daughter was born", he said. REUTERS/David Mercado SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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March 06, 2019
Jenny Shrestha, 34, who works as a supervisor at Prime Commercial Bank LTD, holds her three-months-old...
Kathmandu, Nepal
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Jenny Shrestha, 34, who works as a supervisor at Prime Commercial Bank LTD, holds her three-months-old son Aayan Shrestha as she poses for a photograph along with her husband Ashish Shrestha, 35, and elder son Aayush Shrestha, 7, in the week Jenny went back to work, in Kathmandu, Nepal, February 25, 2019. Jenny was on a maternity leave for two months and Ashish for ten days. The statutory maternity leave in Nepal is 98 days. "I fell very sad because I'm very attached to my child and it's very hard to leave him", Jenny said. "At least six months would be the fair amount of maternity leave." She said her mother and sister will help take care of her baby. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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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.
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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/
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March 06, 2019
Ferzanah Essack, 36, a software developer and her husband Hassan Essack, 37, a software developer, pose...
Cape Town, South Africa
The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Ferzanah Essack, 36, a software developer and her husband Hassan Essack, 37, a software developer, pose for a portrait with their 4.5-month-old baby Salma on the morning of Ferzanah's first day back to work, in Cape Town, South Africa, February 18, 2019. South African labour law allows mothers to take four months of consecutive maternity leave although employers are not obliged to pay employees during this time. Ferzanah was on leave for five months in total - four months maternity leave, two weeks annual leave and two more weeks of unpaid leave. She says six to seven months would be more reasonable amount of maternity leave. Hassan took 10 days off. "I think paternity leave should be longer. 10 days isn't enough. Fathers also need time to bond with the newborns." Ferzanah said she is nervous and a bit scared about leaving baby Salma and returning to work. "Nervous, very nervous, scared little bit, but I think I'm ok, I'm ok, I'll survive," she said of leaving her baby to go to work. Grandparents will be taking care of the baby while parents are at work. "We pay (for childcare) in love and kisses", she said. "With lots of love, because it's the grannies," Ferzanah said. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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NEWZEALAND-POLITICS/ARDERN
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August 06, 2018
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sits in a chair as she attends her first cabinet meeting since...
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sits in a chair as she attends her first cabinet meeting since...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sits in a chair as she attends her first cabinet meeting since returning from maternity leave in Wellington, New Zealand, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Charlotte Greenfield TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEWZEALAND-POLITICS/ARDERN
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August 06, 2018
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks as she attends her first cabinet meeting since returning...
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks as she attends her first cabinet meeting since returning...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks as she attends her first cabinet meeting since returning from maternity leave in Wellington, New Zealand, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Charlotte Greenfield
NEWZEALAND-POLITICS/ARDERN
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August 06, 2018
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sits in a chair as she attends her first cabinet meeting since...
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sits in a chair as she attends her first cabinet meeting since...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sits in a chair as she attends her first cabinet meeting since returning from maternity leave in Wellington, New Zealand, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Charlotte Greenfield
NEWZEALAND-POLITICS/ARDERN
RTS1W8WF
August 06, 2018
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks as she attends her first cabinet meeting since returning...
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks as she attends her first cabinet meeting since returning...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks as she attends her first cabinet meeting since returning from maternity leave in Wellington, New Zealand, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Charlotte Greenfield
MAY-DAY/BANGLADESH
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May 01, 2017
Protesters shout slogans demanding reasonable wages and workers' safety during an International Labor...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Protesters shout slogans demanding reasonable wages and workers' safety during an International Labor...
Protesters shout slogans demanding reasonable wages and workers' safety during an International Labor Day rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh May 1, 2017. The placard on the right reads: "Maternity leave should last 6 months in every factory." REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
EUROPE-POLITICS/
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May 20, 2015
Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session, including a vote on a report concerning...
Strasbourg, France
MEPs take part in a voting session, including a vote on a report concerning maternity leave at the European...
Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session, including a vote on a report concerning maternity leave, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, May 20, 2015. The posters on the desks read "S.O.S. maternity leave, deliver now". REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
EUROPE-POLITICS/
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May 20, 2015
Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session, including a vote on a report concerning...
Strasbourg, France
MEPs take part in a voting session, including a vote on a report concerning maternity leave, at the European...
Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session, including a vote on a report concerning maternity leave, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, May 20, 2015. The posters on the desks read "S.O.S. maternity leave, deliver now". REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
EUROPE-POLITICS/
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May 20, 2015
Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session, including a vote on a report concerning...
Strasbourg, France
MEPs take part in a voting session, including a vote on a report concerning maternity leave, at the European...
Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session, including a vote on a report concerning maternity leave, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, May 20, 2015. The posters on the desks read "S.O.S. maternity leave, deliver now". REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
MEXICO-BLAST/
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January 29, 2015
A broken reception window is seen at the site of an explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico City,...
Mexico City, Mexico
Broken reception window is seen at the site of an explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico City
A broken reception window is seen at the site of an explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico City, January 29, 2015. The gas truck explosion decimated large parts of the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City on Thursday, killing one woman and a child and leaving dozens injured, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: DISASTER)
MEXICO-BLAST/
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January 29, 2015
Rescue workers wait to enter the site of an explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico City, January...
Mexico City, Mexico
Rescue workers wait to enter the site of an explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico City
Rescue workers wait to enter the site of an explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico City, January 29, 2015. The gas truck explosion decimated large parts of the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City on Thursday, killing one woman and a child and leaving dozens injured, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: DISASTER)
MEXICO-BLAST/
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January 29, 2015
Relatives of victims cry at the site of an explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico City, January...
Mexico City, Mexico
Relatives of victims cry at the site of an explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico City
Relatives of victims cry at the site of an explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico City, January 29, 2015. The gas truck explosion decimated large parts of the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City on Thursday, killing one woman and a child and leaving dozens injured, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: DISASTER)
ETHIOPIA-KERRY/
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May 01, 2014
People visiting the neonatal centre watch as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Gandhi Memorial...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
People visiting the neonatal centre watch as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Gandhi Memorial...
People visiting the neonatal centre watch as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa, May 1, 2014. The hospital specializes in maternal, neonatal and child health programs, as well as antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV and AIDS care. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool (ETHIOPIA - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
ETHIOPIA-KERRY/
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May 01, 2014
Onlookers watch as the motorcade of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Gandhi Memorial Hospital...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Onlookers watch as the motorcade of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Gandhi Memorial Hospital...
Onlookers watch as the motorcade of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Gandhi Memorial Hospital after a tour, in Addis Ababa, May 1, 2014. The hospital specializes in maternal, neonatal and child health programs, as well as antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV and AIDS care. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool (ETHIOPIA - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
BRITAIN-ROYAL/
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July 23, 2013
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son outside...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son outside...
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London July 23, 2013. Kate gave birth to the couple's first child, who is third in line to the British throne, on Monday afternoon, ending weeks of feverish anticipation about the arrival of the royal baby. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH)
COSTARICA/
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January 18, 2013
Women march with their children to demand longer maternity leave in San Jose January 18, 2013. Women's...
San Jose, Costa Rica
Women march with their children to demand longer maternity leave in San Jose
Women march with their children to demand longer maternity leave in San Jose January 18, 2013. Women's rights groups marched to demand the approval of an extension of maternity leave from 4 to 7 months, said event organiser Cristivel Leandro. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS HEALTH SOCIETY)
COSTARICA/
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January 18, 2013
A woman marches with her son to demand longer maternity leave in San Jose January 18, 2013. Women's rights...
San Jose, Costa Rica
A woman marches with her son to demand longer maternity leave in San Jose
A woman marches with her son to demand longer maternity leave in San Jose January 18, 2013. Women's rights groups marched to demand the approval of an extension of maternity leave from 4 to 7 months, said event organiser Cristivel Leandro. The sign reads "Many workers suffer discrimination for being pregnant". REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS HEALTH SOCIETY)
COSTARICA/
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January 18, 2013
A woman gives milk to her twin daughters during a demonstration to demand longer maternity leave in San...
San Jose, Costa Rica
A woman gives milk to her twin daughters during a demonstration to demand longer maternity leave in San...
A woman gives milk to her twin daughters during a demonstration to demand longer maternity leave in San Jose January 18, 2013. Women's rights groups marched to demand the approval of an extension of maternity leave from 4 to 7 months, said event organiser Cristivel Leandro. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS HEALTH SOCIETY)
COSTARICA/
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January 18, 2013
Two women join their children during a demonstration to demand longer maternity leave in San Jose January...
San Jose, Costa Rica
Two women join their children during a demonstration to demand longer maternity leave in San Jose
Two women join their children during a demonstration to demand longer maternity leave in San Jose January 18, 2013. Women's rights groups marched to demand the approval of an extension of maternity leave from 4 to 7 months, said event organiser Cristivel Leandro. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS HEALTH SOCIETY)
SPAIN/
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December 12, 2012
Representative activists of the social movement " Iaios Flautas" leave after speaking with Chief of Staff...
Barcelona, Spain
Representative activists of the social movement " Iaios Flautas" leave after speaking with Chief of...
Representative activists of the social movement " Iaios Flautas" leave after speaking with Chief of Staff of the Counselor of Health Jaume Tort at the Maternity Hospital in central Barcelona December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS HEALTH SOCIETY)
RUSSIA
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October 14, 2012
A fresco is seen through autumn leaves in a park in St. Petersburg October 14, 2012. REUTERS/Alexander...
St.Petersburg, Russia
Fresco is seen through autumn leaves in a park in St. Petersburg
A fresco is seen through autumn leaves in a park in St. Petersburg October 14, 2012. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: RELIGION ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PARAGUAY/
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September 13, 2012
Members of the Paraguayan police watch as school teachers demonstrate in front of the Congress in Asuncion,...
Asuncion, Paraguay
Members of Paraguayan police watch as school teachers demonstrate in front of the Congress in Asuncion...
Members of the Paraguayan police watch as school teachers demonstrate in front of the Congress in Asuncion, September 13, 2012. Thousands of teachers across the country are on their third day of an indefinite strike to demand higher salaries and maternity leave. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno (PARAGUAY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION)
PARAGUAY/
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September 13, 2012
Paraguayan school teachers demonstrate in front of the Congress in Asuncion, September 13, 2012. Thousands...
Asuncion, Paraguay
Paraguayan school teachers demonstrate in front of Congress in Asuncion
Paraguayan school teachers demonstrate in front of the Congress in Asuncion, September 13, 2012. Thousands of teachers across the country are on their third day of an indefinite strike to demand higher salaries and maternity leave. The banner reads, "Association of educators". REUTERS/Jorge Adorno (PARAGUAY - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION CIVIL UNREST)
PARAGUAY/
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September 13, 2012
Paraguayan school teachers sit with a laptop during a demonstration in front of the Congress in Asuncion,...
Asuncion, Paraguay
Paraguayan school teachers sit with laptop during a demonstration in front of the Congress in Asuncion...
Paraguayan school teachers sit with a laptop during a demonstration in front of the Congress in Asuncion, September 13, 2012. Thousands of teachers across the country are on their third day of an indefinite strike to demand higher salaries and maternity leave. The sticker on the laptop reads, "We demand the judiciary ill-gotten lands" REUTERS/Jorge Adorno (PARAGUAY - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION CIVIL UNREST)
PARAGUAY/
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September 13, 2012
Paraguayan school teachers demonstrate in front of the Congress in Asuncion September 13, 2012. Thousands...
Asuncion, Paraguay
Paraguayan school teachers demonstrate in front of the Congress in Asuncion
Paraguayan school teachers demonstrate in front of the Congress in Asuncion September 13, 2012. Thousands of teachers across the country are on their third day of an indefinite strike to demand higher salaries and maternity leave. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno (PARAGUAY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION)
PARAGUAY/
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September 13, 2012
Paraguayan school teachers demonstrate in front of the Congress in Asuncion September 13, 2012. Thousands...
Asuncion, Paraguay
Paraguayan school teachers demonstrate in front of the Congress in Asuncion
Paraguayan school teachers demonstrate in front of the Congress in Asuncion September 13, 2012. Thousands of teachers across the country are on their third day of an indefinite strike to demand higher salaries and maternity leave. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno (PARAGUAY - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION CIVIL UNREST)
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