Maternal mortality rates are on the rise in the U.S., according to an investigation undertaken by USA Today this past summer. With more women dying from childbirth complications than any other country in the developed world, more fathers are left to care for their grieving families alone. After losing a mother, family roles may be uprooted, with fathers, older siblings, grandparents, or aunts and uncles stepping in to fill in the missing branch on the family tree. Adjusting to a new reality as a single parent can be extremely difficult for fathers both emotionally and financially, and equally devastating for children.
92 countries offer paternity leave—and the U.S. is not one of them. Additionally, only a few states and cities have passed family leave and paternity leave laws. In fact, according to a 2016 study, the U.S. ranks last among 41 nations for parental leave laws. The lack of paid time off often makes fatherhood far more difficult new dads, after having just lost their child’s mother.
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