Back to Work and Still Bleeding: The Shame and Peril of American Maternity Leave

by Jessica Shortall posted 11/18/2015 in the Huffington Post What does a working mother look like? Never mind that you will get nothing done if you attempt to work at a desk with your baby on your lap. Never mind that it really looks like this: "I gave birth to twins and went back to work after 7 unpaid weeks. Emotionally, I was a wreck. Physically, I had a severe hemorrhage during labor, and major tearing ... so I could barely get up, sit, or walk. My employer told me I wasn't allowed…continue reading →