No paid maternity leave: How the U.S. is like Suriname and Papua New Guinea

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The Salvation Army needs your diapers.

Moms-to-be, you might feel right at home in Suriname and Papua New Guinea. According to, they and the U.S. are the only three countries without paid maternity leave.

The all-things pregnancy site has an interesting article on how maternity leave varies by country. You can read that here.

Also look at this info graphic. It’s got some interesting comparisons. And the next time you visit a new mom, perhaps bring her some biscuits with mice or red eggs.

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