Specifically, my company is growing and in need of a solution for maternity leave. This is SO exciting because we have the power to do our best by our employees.

The information I need from you guys is what your personal experiences were with it. What worked? What kinds of things do you wish your company would do differently? Please also feel free to chime in with research you have or things you've heard from friends or basically any helpful information at all.

If you could/are comfortable with it please include the size and general industry of your company.

Also extra points if you are in either California or New York.