20It Might Have An Impact On Mom's Mental Well-Being
The women who choose not to take maternity leave have their own reasons for doing so, though many do so because they have no choice (since they might be the only breadwinners in their families). Regardless, continuing to work almost immediately after giving birth can have a negative impact on
any new mother’s mental well-being. Mothers go through many changes during and after pregnancy including hormonal imbalances, body changes, sleep deprivation, and so much more.
Going through such changes, giving birth, and not taking sufficient time out to recover and deal with their new life is hard for new moms. These moms will usually find themselves worried, stressed, fatigued, and anxious all the time, which can lead to depression. Maternity leave has a measurable positive impact on the mental well-being of new mothers.