Unpaid leave means 'no leave' for many parents in Colorado

 


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...



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