A study out of McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy shows that the United States is one of only five of 173 countries in the world to not offer guaranteed paid maternity leave to new mothers. This means that in the U.S., a new mother with a job outside the home might well be forced to choose between her job and her new baby. The other countries in this undistinguished company are Lesotho, Liberia, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea.