Evidence shows that families need up to six months of paid family leave. A policy should also be flexible for unique caregiving and medical needs.
"I didn’t notice right away that I had postpartum depression. I only realized it when I spoke to the counselor that was assigned to my oldest son and she noticed that I didn’t want my kids to be near me. I would cry for no reason."”
— Jimena De la Rosa, California. Six months of paid family leave would mean that Jimena and women like her have time to recover mentally and physically after birth.