Maternity Leave — an American in Canada
Melissa Nightingale

I really like your article!! In fact, I’m also taking one year leave but sabbatical leave instead of Maternity leave.. I have been working since I was 18 as an intern and now head of the division… I have to pause one year due to twice miscarriages and I never thought that I have to make this decision until now as work makes me too stress and pressured…. Hence, I try to balance my personal life by taking one year leave and to enjoy my life without needing to worry my work as I know my company will run very smooth during my absence! Let’s enjoy this very special moment of life :)