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Successful Maternity Leave Planning

A young woman came to us 6 months into her pregnancy and she shared her concern about how she was going to support her living expenses during her maternity leave. She was worried she would have to go back to work after only a couple of weeks and possible negative effects on the development of her child. She created a budget, a plan and began to implement it. 

She saved up $1,000 dollars and received a savings match to double her investment of $2,000.00 to pay her rent, utilities, and car payment. She was able to strengthen her family by staying home during a successfully planned maternity leave that allowed her to stay home for 6 weeks.  During that time, her and her child achieved their breastfeeding goal.  This was her definition of success and we are glad that we could provide support.