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Luckier than I deserve to be!

I was blessed in that my employer met the FMLA standards. I was able to take the 6 weeks guaranteed leave for my first born (actually I got 8 since he was a surprise C-section!) plus additional vacation time I had banked. Two years later when I had my second, I was still with the same employer so got the same leave plus my additional vacation time.

My husband was also able to take time off to bond with his new sons for both births.

I am continually amazed at the stories of those less fortunate than I. How can we not provide this protection for all new parents?!?!

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