MPs say technology should be used to allow parents to stay at home with children and keep working
"Now we actually have this little critical mass of four women MPs who have either recently had babies or are expecting," said Gould. "And so it's just become more of a reality."
Right now, if MPs miss more than 21 days in a sitting session, their salary is clawed back by $120 a day.
The committee's report said an MP "should not be penalized monetarily for his or her absence from Parliament due to pregnancy and/or parental leave."