No. Birth mothers must choose between two options:
a. Take the traditional maternity leave including any applicable right to borrow days and/or use a grace period; or
b. Take the new paid parental leave. Under this option, immediately following the birth of a child, a birth mother may choose to use up to six weeks of CAR days for a vaginal birth and may use up to eight weeks of CAR days for a C-section birth. Following the use of her CAR days, the birth mother can use paid parental leave for up to an additional six weeks — for a total of 12 to 14 weeks.