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In this file photograph taken on March 20, 2007, a two-week-old boy finds his feet in his new world. Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt announced, April 3, 2007 that for the first time, mothers-to-be will have a guarantee that the NHS will provide them with a full range of birthing choices - including home births - and a midwife they know and trust to care for them.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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In this file photograph taken on March 20, 2007, a two-week-old boy finds his feet in his new world.

For many parents there are no easy answers when it comes to sorting out parental leave. But there are some steps to take to make the most of your employer's policy.

For many new moms and dads there are no easy answers when it comes to sorting out parental leave. Still, there are some steps you can take to make the most of your employer's policy.

Lauren Wallenstein, a human resources consultant and mom based in L.A., joined Take Two for some tips on how to negotiate for parental leave with your employer.

To hear the full interview with Lauren Wallenstein, click the link above.

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