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"This might be of interest to policy makers," says Frazier, adding that many women aren't even covered under the FMLA act. "What happens to those women and their jobs? We need to study how it really happens in corporate America."
So what is the bottom line?
"Most women are healthy and sail through their pregnancies; there's no reason why pregnancy should be exclusion from employment," she says. "But there is a significant minority of women who appear to have some kind of pregnancy complication and, as a society, we need to think about what supports are in place to promote healthy pregnancy outcomes."