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expecting your first? please read this wonderful article

(6 Posts)
Clarella Tue 01-Dec-15 13:42:01

It is so well written and I feel very accurate.

goodnightdarthvader1 Tue 01-Dec-15 15:15:22

So.... It's calling on society to reinstate a lying in period? Didn't find that that helpful. Are you the author?

Runningupthathill82 Tue 01-Dec-15 16:54:38

It's very badly written indeed.

CultureSucksDownWords Tue 01-Dec-15 17:00:48

This is an American article, yes? In the UK most women have a decent chunk of paid maternity leave and partners can take 2 weeks of paternity leave to facilitate care in the early weeks.

Kaytee1987 Tue 01-Dec-15 17:13:41

Badly written article if I'm honest. Don't understand why it's relevant or what the point to it is?

Pagetta Tue 01-Dec-15 17:38:45

Quite an odd article and not sure what point its trying to make?
The one bit i'd agree with is the 'loneliness' - despite my husband being around, and a fabulous NCT support group, i found it to be terribly lonely at times in the first few months. Perhaps in part because i live away from family and friends.
I'm not sure what discussion its trying to raise though - is it around american mat leave? or a societal shift?

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