January 2020 / 7 posts found

Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy ‘can trigger PTSD and depression’

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One in six women who lose a baby during pregnancy experiences long-term symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study suggests. The research, conducted by scientists at Imperial College London and KU Leuven in Belgium, looked into the psychological impact of early-stage pregnancy loss on more than 650 women. Each of the participants had suffered an early miscarriage (defined as pregnancy loss before 12 weeks), or an ectopic pregnancy (where an embryo starts to grow outside the womb and is not viable). Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Published in the journal […]

Passenger forced to take pregnancy test before she can board flight

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A woman was forced to take a pregnancy test before she was allowed to board a flight to the US. Midori Nishida, a 25-year-old from Japan, was flying from Hong Kong to the Pacific island of Saipan with Hong Kong Express Airways when the unusual request was made. After telling crew she was not pregnant, Ms Nishida was taken to the toilet by Hong Kong Express staff, who made her urinate onto a strip test before they would let her on the plane. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines The result was […]

A Japanese Politician Is Taking Paternity Leave. It’s a Big Deal. – The New York Times

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One of them, Glen Wood, an American who sued his former employer, the investment bank Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, applauded Mr. Koizumi, particularly given his lineage as a fourth-generation conservative politician. Mr. Koizumi’s father did not take paternity leave when his children were born. “I think it really points in the right direction for the country and for corporations,” said Mr. Wood, who alleges that he was demoted and eventually fired because he took paternity leave. Mr. Wood cautioned that the country “loves window dressing and they love symbolism.” But, he added, “knowing Japan and knowing its very long […]

A Japanese woman was asked to take a pregnancy test before flying to a US island that has become popular for birth tourism

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In 2018, more tourists than residents gave birth in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, where Saipan is the largest island and where some pregnant women are traveling to so that their children are eligible for US citizenship.  The Japanese woman was not pregnant and said so on a check-in questionnaire, but airline staff had her sign a permission form for women observed to resemble a pregnant woman.   In November, 25-year-old Japanese citizen Midori Nishida was checking into a flight to Saipan, a US island in the Pacific, where she was going to visit her parents. She wasn’t pregnant, […]

Eight EastEnders spoilers for next week including haunting moment Gray assaults Chantelle after she takes pregnancy test

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EASTENDERS villain Gray Atkins will lash out and injure wife Chantelle when her pregnancy test comes back negative – and that’s not all. Here’s your first look at what’s happening in the Square next week… BBC Gray injures Chantelle when her pregnancy test comes back negative in EastEnders[/caption] 1. Gray lashes out again Gray and Chantelle return from their honeymoon next week in EastEnders. The couple renewed their wedding vows to mark a new chapter in their lives, despite Chantelle having second thoughts. But after their second honeymoon Chantelle insists it’s too early for a pregnancy test. However, Gray forces […]

10 Best Shops For Maternity Clothes To Check Out During Your Pregnancy

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Maternity wear can be a minefield for mums-to-be. Where to start? What to wear? Do I really have to buy a whole new wardrobe? Trust us, you’ll want to, when you see what’s out there. We’ve come up with an exhaustive list of the best brands to make dressing your bump a pleasure. Our pick of the crop will see you looking – and feeling – good, as you (stylishly) change shape. ASOS ASOS is a one-stop-shop for all your maternity clothing needs. It’s great for stocking up on wardrobe essentials like leggings and t-shirts as well as on-trend occasion outfits. […]

I’ll give mothers one year maternity leave if I become Prez – Akua Donkor – Adomonline.com

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Presidential candidate of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor, has revealed that one key policy she seeks to push if she becomes president is to give new mothers one year maternity leave instead of the current three months. According to her, the three-month period given to mothers prevents them from spending enough time to take care of their children. This she said affects the well-being of children. She made this revelation in an interview with Ghanaweb after affirming that she will contest in the 2020 election despite her 2016 disqualification by the then Electoral Commission chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei […]