More maternity leave: would 5 days be enough for you?

I may return to work within a couple of months of having my baby: I work freelance, love what I do, am based at home and can set my own pace. However I certainly would not be back in the office just five days after a caesarean like French minister Rachida Dati. I believe, like some of the women writing in this Guardian opinion piece, that Dati is doing a disservice for all mums and dads. My partner works in Government and he is under quite enough pressure to remain at work: there is little allowance for paternity leave. Women should not see maternity leave as a weakness: instead it is a time to bond with your child, establish breastfeeding, and recover physically. High profile women need to consider this before trying to be superwoman.

More from Family Friendly Working

Work from home, from the office … or is there a third way? #worklifeweek

 Working near to where you live, as opposed to setting aside space...
Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.