I work for an organization that recently had three employees go on maternity leave. We believe our arrangement with the three expecting/new mom's was quite progressive, but want to hear more about other policies out there, or trends in the field. The three are all on the leadership team, so they could continue with a lot of their work remotely while they were in their best furniture and breast-feeding, etc. Or, if they are in the office, they can breast-feed in a spare room that is furnished and carpeted. Another stroke of luck was their staggered pregnancies--they were each able to shift around and share duties. The three continue to do their work in the field, at the office, and from home, as needed, and the entire staff is welcoming of the crying and diaper-changing as well as the continued input of the mothers.
Is this normal or unusual? What have your organizations done similarly or differently? What could we be doing better?