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How long on average is a maternity leave at a place of work?

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09/10/14

Generally doctor will tell you to take off 6 weeks to recover after a vaginal birth and 8 weeks to recover after a c-section birth. Every work place is different but 6 weeks is the average minimum for leave. According to the Family Medical Leave Act most people are entitled to take off 12 weeks in a year if they qualify. Ask your boss if you can speak to the HR person at your work to discuss what you qualify for.

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