Motherhood is difficult, demanding, and taxing on even the most capable mothers. No mother should be forced to return to work only a few days after giving birth. Maternity leave is necessary because babies rely on their mothers to grow and nurture them.
Rebecca, a 26-year-old American, is the subject of today’s article. She made a film and published it on TikTok, a truly heartbreaking movie that shows her working and being unable to be with her daughter in the NICU due to the system’s inefficiency.
Eden, Rebecca’s baby, was delivered at 27 weeks prematurely. Eden was placed in the NICU to help her develop because she was born prematurely. That is difficult enough for any mother to suffer and endure. However, things took a turn for the worst when she was forced to return to work just 12 days after Eden was born!
As she tries to get on with her day at work, the utter trauma and sadness on Rebecca’s face is palpable. For moms, postpartum is a challenging time; it can range from sadness to decreased milk production, among other things. This young lady, on the other hand, did not give up.
Rebecca received incredible support from all across the world after her video went viral on TikTok, demonstrating the true power of social media. People asked whether they could give her money to help, and strangers, acquaintances, and people she’d never met chipped in to offer assistance in any way they could — a true display of empathy in the digital era.