It is about time for us in healthcare to look after our own!
Netflix listens to doctors. Google, Facebook, and Apple listens to doctors. The United States Navy and Marine Corps listen.
The above “companies” have updated their maternity leave policies – lengthening them all past 12 weeks… and all paid.
But yet, healthcare doesn’t listen to doctors. And let me tell you how.
I am pregnant. Which is a blessing in of itself. In fact, this is my 4th pregnancy, but I only have one child living. So really, this is an absolute blessing that I have had a healthy pregnancy so far. I should be over the moon excited. Yet, there has been a black cloud over my heart since I first saw the “yes” on the pregnancy test.
Currently, I am the sole income for our family while my husband is in law school. And yet, my job does not provide fully paid maternity leave. The thoughts and stress of how…
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