Founding members of Paid Maternity Leave have various experiences with births, postpartum care, health, and education. Through their experiences sparked the conversation for what Postpartum Care should really look like and how it currently looks around the world. Through research we saw the demand on mother’s to cut their postpartum period short in order to return to work to provide for their families. This has created a rise in Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, infant mortality, and maternal mortality in the United States. In fact, the US has the highest rates in the world. The time allotted to new mothers for healing and families to bond is only granted to those covered under FLMA; which, is only 12%. The importance of this aspect in life among today’s culture is practically non-existent in the eyes of this generation. We are here to say “No, More!” Together, we have a determination to raise awareness for the current care of mothers and families when there's a change to the family unit. To help transform the Family Medical Leave Act & Paid Maternity Leave Law and Regulations to better fit the true needs of families. We hope you join us in taking care of families to drastically cut the growing trend in Motherhood Mental Health Disorders, improve the strength of the family unit, and show others what true Postpartum Care can be.
We became a nonprofit organization with the State of Texas on Valentine’s day in 2018 and have hit the ground running. Working together with our community we were able to host our first event raising awareness to our organization and cause. May 12, 2018, the day before Mother’s Day, we gathered with over 25 local vendors to provide families with a chance to pamper their moms with gifts of their choice. We spread the word of our cause and how we, as an organization, are here to help mothers and families, starting in the Big Country Area. We profited $395 which we were able to put back into the organization for training and development support. We are currently supporting our first mothers that are due this Summer 2018, and working with select few mothers in the pilot GROWTH program.