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    March of the Mummies: a Halloween protest to help working mothers | Life and style | The Guardian

    This Halloween, hundreds of women dressed as bandaged-wrapped mummies will march for the rights of working mothers. Campaigners say that archaic legislation allows workplaces to discriminate; about one in nine new mothers said they have been forced out of their jobs, according to a 2015 report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which could mean as many as 54,000 women a year. What I wish I could tell my boss: ‘I am terrified to go on maternity leave’ Read more March of the Mummies was organised by Pregnant Then Screwed, a campaign group that provides a platform for women to anonymously share their discrimination stories, which also offers free…

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    Teachers could get paid maternity leave if governor agrees | EdSource

    Credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2019-2020 state budget during a news conference Thursday at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2019-2020 state budget during a news conference Thursday at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2019-2020 state budget during a news conference Thursday at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2019-2020 state budget during a news conference Thursday at the State Capitol in Sacramento. California teachers and other school employees may soon be able to take at least six weeks of fully paid maternity leave. After…

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    Primodos was a revolutionary oral pregnancy test. But was it safe? | Jesse Olszynko-Gryn | Science | The Guardian

    Primodos is back in the news. First prescribed in 1958 as a ‘hormonal pregnancy test’ (HPT), Primodos was taken off the market by manufacturer Schering (now Bayer) in 1978, amidst rising concerns of a possible association with birth defects. Primodos contained the same mixture of hormones as in the oral contraceptive pill, first launched in the UK in 1961, only in much higher concentrations. Schering’s instructions were that a woman take “1 tablet on each of two consecutive days. Bleeding follows in 3-6 (rarely as long as ten) days, if there is no pregnancy. An existing pregnancy is unaffected by Primodos.” Campaigners have recently unearthed masses of previously unseen documents…

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    Meghan Markle will return to royal duties next week after taking four months’ maternity leave | Daily Mail Online

    The Duchess of Sussex is preparing to return from maternity leave next week, Buckingham palace has confirmed. Meghan Markle, 38, will attend an event on Thursday 12 September to launch her new womenswear line in collaboration with the Smart Works charity, of which she is patron.   It will mark the first official engagement for the new mother since the birth of her son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in May.  The launch of launch her new womenswear line will mark the first official engagement for the new mother since the birth of her son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in May Meghan has worked with retailers Jigsaw, John Lewis and Partners, Marks and Spencer and her designer friend…

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    England fans urged to have sex NOW to get two weeks’ paternity leave during Euro 2020

    ENGLAND fans are plotting two weeks at home watching Euro 2020 – but they need to act fast. Supporters who fall pregnant in the next few days can expect a baby in time for the championships and two weeks’ maternity and paternity leave. Three Lions fans have been told to have sex now and get pregnant to get the Euro 2020 finals off workAFP Three Lions fans are sharing the top tip on social media pages dedicated to football with one male-centric post reading: “Heads up: If you get your missus pregnant in the next week, you can get two weeks off for paternity leave during Euro 2020.” One supporter…

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    Uttarakhand HC Strikes Down Rule Denying Maternity Leave For Third Child As Unconstitutional [Read Order]

    , wherein Punjab and Haryana High Court had struck down a similar Punjab Civil Services rule, which denied the benefit of maternity leave on the birth of a third child. The petition was therefore allowed, with Justice Sharma ruling, “Thus, this Court is also of the considered view that second proviso of Fundamental Rule 153 is not in conformity with Section 27 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and is also against the spirit of Article 42 of the Constitution of India. Accordingly, the writ petition is allowed. The proviso Second of the Fundamental Rule 153 of the U.P. Fundamental Rules, as adopted by the State of Uttarakhand is declared ultra…

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    House passes 100-day maternity leave

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) — The House of Representatives passed a bill expanding maternity leave to 100 days on its third and final reading on Tuesday. Both houses of Congress are expected to meet soon to reconcile House Bill 4113 and its counterpart measure Senate Bill 1305. The Senate proposal was passed in March last year, and provides for 120 days of maternity leave. “I’m very happy to support 120 [days], but just to be sure that we consider the concerns of the employers sector, we should hear from [the Social Security System],” House Deputy Speaker and co-author of the bill Pia Cayetano told CNN Philippines’ The Source.…

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    Fathers could soon get paternity leave rights in South Africa

    Image Credits: Parliament has adopted the Labour Laws Amendment Bill with the view to regulate the right of paternal leave. What is the bill looking to do? A few things. parental leave, adoption leave and commissioning parental leave. It also provides for the payment of parental benefits as well as commissioning parental benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Current maternity leave rules in South Africa The Basic Conditions of Employment Act offers four months of maternity leave which is paid for by the Unemployment Insurance Fund. The father of a child is allowed three days of family responsibility leave when a child is born – that leave is paid for…

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    5 Things to Do with Your Maternity Clothes After Pregnancy

    5 Things to Do with Your Maternity Clothes After Pregnancy 5 Things to Do with Your Maternity Clothes After Pregnancy : Often the amount of money spent on maternity clothes goes to waste. It usually happens when new mothers find that they can no longer fit into those clothes the same way after giving birth. They sometimes feel as if those clothes have served their purpose. But do not throw away your maternity clothes just yet. Even after giving birth there are many ways you can put to good use. Preserve: If you are planning to have more children in the future, then you should preserve those maternity clothes for next…