Are Burned-Out Women Getting Pregnant To Escape Work?

Laura Vanderkam
pregnant women paid time off
pregnant women paid time off

Crazy as it sounds to American mothers, in Great Britain women can take up to a year off work, partially paid, after having a baby.

Such generous benefits are designed to give moms and babies time to bond, but according to a new magazine survey (highlighted in the Daily Mail), they're having a side effect: Giving burned-out women an escape route. Of 2,000 British women surveyed, half said that they were considering having a baby to get a year off of work.