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I Didn't Get Paid Maternity Leave Because I Gave Birth to a Preemie

lucy loomis and newborn

He might have been tiny, but he put a big smile on my face.

Lucy Loomis

I was a 28-year-old mom and cosmetologist for a nationally recognized salon. I had a 5-year-old daughter, and recently suffered two miscarriages while trying for my second child. Then, I found out I was pregnant with a boy.

I was very excited about my growing family, and I loved my job. I had great colleagues and clients, plus a boss who would be once my baby was born—more than most people can hope

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