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Website helps expectant mothers raise money for maternity leave

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A new website called Take12 is helping working mothers raise donations in support of maternity leave.

It works like a baby or wedding registry, but instead family and friends give monetary donations.

The expectant mother can determine how much she'll need in order to take 12 weeks of maternity leave. 

By law, many employers are required to give 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth of a child but many new moms can't afford to live without a paycheck that long.

The site hopes to be a solution to help families be better prepared. 

Take12 charges a three percent fee for operations, also a 2.9 percent fee for payment processing, plus 30-cent per transaction.

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