05/31/2013 12:11 pm ET

Can Facebook And Reddit Fix America's Maternity Leave Problem?

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Courtney Kaplan, a 42-year-old mother living in Oakland, California, knew from experience that the first couple of years after having a baby can be "rough." So when she had her second child in late April, she wanted to make sure that she had enough time to physically recover from birth, adjust to a brand new family member, and find the right child care.

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