A pregnant American woman who is expecting her first child has opened up about her plans for maternity leave and how she feels about the political debate surrounding it.
Kate Upton has announced plans to work at least part-time as a caregiver while her pregnancy takes hold, while her daughter, daughter-in-law and husband will be able to work for the rest of the year, and they are expecting their first child in August.
Her maternity leave is only the latest of many challenges for the 38-year-old who also works as a nurse and has four children to look after.
“The plan is to take care of everything myself, but it is also important to have that support system that I have had for years, which is that I will still have my day job and be able do what I want,” Upton told CNN.
She is one of several mothers who have come out to talk about their maternity leave proposals.
A growing number of American women are now talking about their plans for a maternity leave during the current economic downturn.
The issue has been widely discussed in the U.S. and overseas, with President Donald Trump tweeting in October that he would not allow mothers to work more than 30 hours per week during their first trimester of pregnancy.
But while some women are calling for a full week of paid leave, others are saying that would take away from their ability to spend time with their newborns, as well as make it difficult for them to pay bills and keep up with medical costs.
“I would not want my baby to be in a position where he has to worry about me being able to afford rent, food, or a car,” said Julie Schumacher, a mother of three who is also pregnant.
I’m not the one who wants a week of leave. “
So I don’t think it is fair to expect my baby not to have access to that time.”
“I’m not the one who wants a week of leave.
I am not the person who is going to put myself in a situation where I am just sitting around and hoping that someone else is going the other way, and that’s not a good thing,” she added.”
My hope is that there is an understanding that this is going on, and I’m just doing what I can to make sure that my family is happy.”
She is currently working two jobs while the baby is growing and she has not been able to get full-time work, even though she has a four-year contract that allows her to be paid on the first day of each month.
“There are so many factors that have affected my job in the past year, so I can’t possibly go back to working from home or from my home base for that amount of time, which would be too much,” she told CNN in October.
“And also, my son is about six months old, so it would be pretty hard for me to go back at that point.”
She said her maternity leave has been difficult, but she is also grateful for the opportunities that have come her way in the workplace.
“That is what I have worked for for so long, and it’s been so much better than what I had in the previous economy,” she explained.
“It’s something that I really want to give back to, and my children are going to have an amazing future.”
The U.K. is considering a maternity pay cap, with maternity leave currently only paid for up to 28 weeks.