Author Meghann Foye focuses on the subject in a new book called "Meternity" and her position is getting a lot of attention.
Foye says she was burned out from work, so she decided to take, as she calls it, a 'ME-ternity leave.'
She's pushing other childless people to take one, too.
In a New York Post article, Foye explains "it seemed that parenthood was the only path that provided 'a modicum of flexibility' that allowed her co-workers to leave at a designated time." She adds that maternity leave gave women "a whole new lens through which to see their lives."
Her comments have since struck a nerve online with mothers who argue that maternity leave is hardly a retreat.