Lauren Brody, author and founder of The Fifth Trimester, joined Cheddar to talk about the Democratic-led proposal for federal paid family leave for new parents. Under the proposal, new parents at any size company would receive 12 weeks of paid leave. “It needs to be a cultural norm,” she said, regarding a federal mandate. Brody also added, "Those who make more money and are in healthier industries have more access to better care for their families, and that’s just wrong."