According to a new study by Deloitte, 25% of working women are considering dropping out of the workforce as a result of added stress during the pandemic. With women holding more than half of U.S. jobs, this is a serious concern. That kind of loss would have a disruptive and lasting impact on today’s employers.
The good news is there are ways to turn this trend around. According to the study, 23% of women cited the top three things organizations could provide to help them want to stay: better support with childcare, the opportunity for short-term sabbaticals, and better support for mental health.
One way some employers are achieving this is by adding childbirth classes and parenting support groups to their benefits offering. Not only does prenatal education provide tangible support for parents, it’s proven to reduce postpartum depression rates and improve the mental health of new mothers.
Throughout the Midwest, companies are partnering with Amma Parenting to bring this kind of support to their employees. New mothers get to learn from Amma’s skilled childbirth experts, employers can build a more supportive culture for working mothers, and the Amma team makes it easy by handling all the logistics. Most importantly, this kind of education leads to healthier births, faster recoveries, and greater support for the mental health of working mothers.