Quoting Lizplustwo:" Yeah Canada is way better with maternity leave...here in the US, we get 6 weeks (8 if it's a c-section) ... [snip!] ... is on unemployment (which also is about half what he normally makes), so we're moving in with my in-laws for the time being."
Quoting Lizplustwo:" I was shocked to find out that most civilized countries in the world have infinitely better maternity ... [snip!] ... the cap is like $100-some odd a week. Nevermind getting time off to spend with your new child... DH and I considered moving "
Quoting Amberchik78:" We saved and paid extra on my bills during my pregnancy"That is a great idea... I would have never thought to do that! Great thinking!
Quoting h*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lizplustwo:</b>" I was shocked to find out that most civilized ... [snip!] ... baby's born just to help with expenses. We don't need Insaurance either, and giving birth is free as long as you're a citizen."