Around the world, at least 830 million female workers do not have access to adequate paid maternity leave, according to the International Labour Organisation.
A report by UNICEF analysed how family friendly the world’s richest countries are, and found Estonia is a world-leader in paid maternity leave.
The worst country? The United States of America, who offer zilch weeks of paid maternity leave - not even one day.
Whilst how long mothers actually take will vary, we looked at what women are entitled to by law in each country, in terms of the full-rate equivalent (which is the length of the paid leave in weeks if it were paid at 100 per cent of previous earnings).
In some places, they are actually obligated to stop working in the period before and after birth.
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This is what maternity leave looks like around the world, according to UNICEF.