That is the attitude that makes me seriously reconsider academia.
I should mention however, that my advisor was quick to respond that he's actually very happy to have so many women in his lab, and that they feel comfortable taking maternity leave, because its hard enough to be a woman in science. (win) And, my fellow postdoc spoke up to say that he is expecting a baby in September. (win)
Those are the attitudes that make me realize I can make it in academia.
Update: I'll be writing a longer version for the GWIS E-news. It won't be very different, but I'll post it here when it's done.