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- n. A leave of absence from a job for a mother to care of a baby.
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I had returned to my pre-pregnancy weight by the time my maternity leave was over, and was faced with yet another revelation: My health was still at risk, and now my life was about more than just me.
Even a textbook par on the uphill eighteenth, with the glamorous clubhouse sitting off to the right like an observation post from which members could evaluate the suffering of their peers, even a lively conversation with Sylviawhich took us from cystic fibrosis to Italian politics (The coalition is crippled by the extreme left), to maternity leave (Its a generous policy we have, but those women are rendering an important service), to the retirement age (Too young here; its putting a strain on the economy), to my work (Give me your name so I can tell my friends I played with a writer)couldnt leave me with much optimism.