November 2019 / 7 posts found

An Artist Asked 40 Complete Strangers to Take a Pregnancy Test at a London Gallery Opening—and Then Displayed the Results

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Most people haven’t taken a pregnancy test at a gallery opening before. That changed last week, when Richard Saltoun Gallery cheekily subverted an established art-world habit—that of the opening reception, or “private view,” as its known in the U.K.—during the launch of its current group exhibition, “Matrescence.”  In a somewhat meta move, artist Liv Pennington restaged a 2006 performance, Private View, during the opening, which invited 40 female gallery-goers to become unexpected participants in the work itself. Their contribution? Pennington asked her volunteers to take a pregnancy test in the gallery’s bathroom during the reception, the results of which were […]

The Best Black Friday 2019 Maternity Clothes Deals Include Tees For $9

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Spending tons of money on clothes when you’re pregnant can feel like a huge waste, since you’ll likely only get a few months’ use out of them. That’s why you should definitely take advantage of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday maternity clothes deals to build up your mom-to-be wardrobe. Whether you’re stocking up for your own pregnancy or helping out a preggo loved one, it’s the perfect time of year to get maternity clothes at a discount. Whether you’re just starting to show or nearly ready to deliver, there are Black Friday deals on everything from basics to […]

‘It can actually happen’: Sudbury woman warns others about being fired while on maternity leave | CBC News

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A Sudbury woman is fighting to get her job back after being terminated while on maternity leave. Amy Gravelle says she was on maternity leave from Canadian Blood Services in Sudbury when she was called into the office and told that there would be no job for her to return to. She was told her position as Events Coordinator had been combined with the Territory Manager position and was given to the woman hired to replace her while she was on maternity leave. According to the Employment Standards Act, in most cases, an employee who takes parental or pregnancy leave is […]

Where to Find Fashionable Maternity Clothes – Job For Pregnant Women

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Fearing the hunt for stylish maternity clothes? The swollen ankles, sensitive stomach and extending abdomen are just a few of the many joys of pregnancy. The attempt is worth the outcome, but it’s generally a bumpy trip. Among the many challenging tasks for moms-to-be is shopping for maternity clothes, which are usually much less elegant than regular clothes. For some reason, the traditional perspective has been that once a girl is pregnant, she should be covered in cartoon prints, baby doll-dress replicas or something much too conservative. Bows, lace, high collars and cutesy images appear stacked up as much as […]

Do I Make Working Mothers Feel Like They are Not Good Enough?

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“You sure do know how to make working mothers feel like they aren’t good enough. My child is thriving and because I work, she has a roof over her head, clothes on her back, and food in her belly. I don’t see anyone else doing this for her!” I receive these types of comments often from working mothers. I asked the women in the chat room how they would respond to comments such as these. Lindsay: “It just shows how sensitive women are to this issue because they know their rightful place is in the home, caring for their children. […]

The fungus, the pregnancy test and the battle to save Canberra’s frogs | The Canberra Times

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news, latest-news, fungus frogs pregnancy test, fungus killing frogs, were frogs used as pregnancy tests, northern corroboree frogs, frog breeding Canberra, act conservation projects, corroboree frog Tidbinbilla, endangered species in ACT A flesh-eating fungus linked to the once-common use of frogs as pregnancy tests is now threatening a last stronghold of endangered amphibians in Canberra’s high country. Forty odd years ago, rangers up in the Brindabellas couldn’t hear each other speak over the loud croak of northern corroboree frogs on the night air. Then in the 1980s, the chytrid fungus reached Australia, spreading an infection now responsible for wiping out […]

Maternity leave for parents with premature babies should be allowed to start later, says this new mum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Maternity leave for parents with premature babies should be allowed to start later, says this new mum Posted November 03, 2019 07:04:06 Emma Sharp had already used up 14 weeks of leave before her newborn son was healthy enough to come home. Key points: Baby Caelan — Emma and Luke Sharp’s first child — was born on February 12, 2017, weighing just 1,013g. The tiny Territorian came into the world 98 days early and needed to stay at Royal Darwin Hospital for more than three months to make sure he could survive in the outside world. “I was lucky I […]