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I am engaged, will be married October 2017. My fiance

I am engaged, will be married October 2017. My fiance and I want to have a family right away. Currently my job does not have paid maternity leave. Is it premature for me to advocate for paid maternity leave? My initial thought was that I need to figure this out now, otherwise maybe I should look for another job ASAP; after some research I noticed that many companies only offer paid leave to employees who have been with the company for a year.

I have a healthy relationship with my boss and feel comfortable talking to him; however, he isn't the one who makes this decision - corporate does.

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    Honesty may be the best policy here as starting a family is a normal course of events for people who marry. Address this with your boss and evaluate his advice. With all the change happening in the US concerning maternity leave you may be the pivotal employee that convinces corporate they too should give paid maternity leave. It's a right every woman, and family, are entitled to. Weigh your options carefully.

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