21 Tweets About Maternity Leave That Show It's Far From A Vacation


Not so long ago, the concept of new mothers staying home with their children was the norm. Though I'm the first one to challenge archaic gender roles, it seems my grandparents had one thing right: a woman shouldn't have to choose between being able to provide for or bond with her newborn. But with the ever-changing economic and political landscape, working moms are faced with difficult decisions. In fact, there are plenty of tweets about maternity leave that echo the growing concern and frustration shared by pregnant women and parents everywhere.

Besides the fact that giving birth to a tiny human is a pretty big feat in and of itself, the first few months after delivery present their own challenges. Worrying about sleep-deprivation, hormones, and finances is taxing to say the least. Plus, even if you've been busy researching and planning for your maternity leave since the second you discovered you were expecting, nothing truly prepares you for the moment you become a parent. You can, however, take consolation in the fact that you're definitely not alone in this. So if you're wondering what other parents have to say, then check out these tweets about maternity leave to put your mind at ease.

1That Awkward Moment

Is it really so absurd for women to have a say in this decision?

2Lonely Island

Going from being surrounded by people at work to just you and a baby can be a bit lonesome.


They say necessity is the mother of invention, right?

4Things That Make You Go, "Hmm"

What does it mean when a first world country doesn't support maternity leave across the board?

5Conversation Starters

Believe it or not, one-sided conversations with a baby aren't that fascinating.


Doesn't everyone know this?

7Time Warp

Wait, it's not Tuesday?

8Storage Space

So many shows and so little time to watch them all.

9Time Matters

Time flies when you're having babies.

10Job Security

Plenty of women wonder if their job will still be there for them after they come back from maternity leave.

11Too Short

Maternity leave never seems long enough when you have to say goodbye to your baby for the first time.

12All About The Benjamins

Budgeting for maternity leave is definitely difficult.

13Toys As Far As The Eye Can See

It's like their toys are secretly multiplying.

14Feeling Rusty

Going back to work isn't necessarily as easy as getting back on the horse.

15Babies Rule

Didn't you know your newborn sets the schedule?


You'll miss the snooze button, for sure.

17Adventure Awaits

Never have mundane errands seemed so exciting.

18Who Needs Sleep?

Well, apparently everyone needs sleep actually.

19Fashion Choices

Dressing yourself and a newborn for cold weather is no joke.


The lack of variety in daytime television is arguably why the gods gave humans Netflix and Hulu.

21Waterproof Everything

Motherhood has a way of hitting you right in the feels — all the time.