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Dina Bakst

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Phoebe Taubman

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Elizabeth Gedmark

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How to Survive Pregnancy and Parenting in the Workplace
Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman & Elizabeth Gedmark

In Babygate, three legal experts share practical tips, real-life stories from moms and dads, and key legal information to spotlight the protections expecting and new parents have (and don’t have) in the workplace. This step-by-step guide covers everything from morning sickness to maternity leave to confronting discrimination on the job. Includes quizzes, charts, checklists, sample letters to employers, and a comprehensive breakdown of individual state laws on pregnancy, parenthood, and the workplace.

“Any mother-to-be who buys What to Expect When You’re Expecting should pick up a copy of Babygate. It offers indispensable advice to allow working parents to stay on the job and is a blueprint for change in the coming work–family revolution.”

—Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

“A Better Balance, one of the outstanding defenders of parents’ legal rights in the United States, has given us an indispensable guide with Babygate. No new parent should leave the hospital without it!”

—Ann Crittenden, Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of The Price of Motherhood

“If you’re a working parent, you need Babygate—an invaluable and humane guide for expecting and new parents about their legal and economic rights in the American workplace.”

Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation

"[Babygate] is the thing that has been missing from parenting libraries, a guide to rights and provisions for pregnant women and new parents, and includes a comprehensive guide to individual state laws and regulation around everything from caregiver discrimination, paid leave policy, and breastfeeding laws."

—Rebecca Traister, The New Republic

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