More Women Forced to Reduce Maternity Leave Under Stress of the Economy

Michelle Papachristou of Brooklyn, N.Y., originally planned to take nine months of mostly unpaid maternity leave with her daughter Nina, just as she did with her son. But a few months in, she's now planning to pick up her flight attendant duties after four months. "In January, my husband's company announced that everyone was getting a 10 percent pay cut across the board," Papachristou, 37, said. "And, then, about three weeks before Nina was born, he got a call, 'Oh, we're doing another 5...Full Story
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