In the quest for appreciation for maternity issues in Pregnant Pause, this chapter will examine efforts against maternity discrimination in North America. It will review discrimination legislation in Canada, namely: the Canadian Constitution, the Canadian Bill of Rights, the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Canada Employment Equity Act; then minimally in Mexico, namely: the Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, Ley Federal de Trabajo and the Ley del Seguro Social; and finally in the United States, namely: the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, the American Constitution, the Equal Pay Act, the Civil Rights Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Although neighbors, Canada and the United States have had separate histories and thus have undergone very different paths, with some rights having more of an impact in one country than the other.