6 Of The Best Countries For New Moms


United Kingdom.

Kate Middleton, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, whose husband Prince William is a potential king of England, is reportedly in labor in a private wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. After childbirth, she — like other British moms and dads — will be able to take her time at home with the baby. In the U.K., parents are entitled to 280 days of paid maternity and paternity leave, according to the International Labour Organization. Moms receive 90% of pay for six weeks with no upper limit before switching to a standard rate.

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