I just spent two days in management training, learning about "values" and "leadership" and things of that nature. I also knew this, but was sadly "re-informed" that there is no such thing as maternity leave at my company or many others. You get your 6 weeks from FMLA and then if you've been with the company long enough, short-term DISABILITY leave. DISABILITY. Seriously. On a personal note, it makes it really hard to plan your career. From a management perspective, it makes it really hard to say things like "we have great work-life balance program" with a straight face. Ick.
I am off to research.