Unpaid leave means 'no leave' for many parents in Colorado
March 1, 2020
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The last weeks of Jenna Riley's pregnancy were painful — extremely painful.
She felt it every time she struggled up the stairs of her second-floor condo in Aurora and all through the hours she worked on her feet each day. She was carrying twins and suffering from preeclampsia, a potentially dangerous pregnancy condition.
But she didn't want to give birth a day before it was necessary.
"As physically exhausted and miserable as I was, I needed the pregnancy to last longer," explained Riley, a 38-year-old who manages programs for adults with disabilities.
She wasn't j...