February 2021 / 97 posts found

Working mums what’s the secret — MoneySavingExpert Forum

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Still knitting! Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, 4 butterflies … Current projects: pink balaclava (for myself), seaman’s hat, about to start another cardigan! Still knitting! Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, […]

Update on South Africa’s new paternity leave laws

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President Cyril Ramaphosa signed off on the Labour Laws Amendment Act in November 2018 – introducing big changes to South Africa’s paternity leave regulations. Under the new act, a father will receive 10 consecutive days of parental leave which they can take from the date that the child is born. The new laws have been widely praised, and have gained significant traction among South African employees. But, uncertainty about when the regulations will officially come into effect has caused havoc at some businesses. One BusinessTech reader said that while employees wished to apply for paternity leave, they couldn’t officially sign […]

Jenna Bush Hager Reveals She Suffered an Ectopic Pregnancy

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While talking to Meredith Viera (who’s filling in for Hoda Kotb while she’s out caring for her new baby), Jenna Bush Hager revealed her first pregnancy was actually an ectopic pregnancy. “Before I had Mila [Jenna’s first daugther], I had a pregnancy in my fallopian tube,” she said, adding that she realized it while she was on trip to California. Jenna took a pregnancy test after she “started to feel sick” that confirmed her pregnancy, but she got another story when she saw a doctor. “I got to the doctor’s office and she said ‘Yeah you’re pregnant, we gave the blood […]

Viagra could help women avoid emergency childbirth, research finds – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Viagra could help women avoid emergency childbirth, research finds By medical reporter Sophie Scott and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Mary Lloyd Updated November 14, 2019 11:34:37 These days, Philip Wright is a happy, healthy two-year-old, but his entry into the world was anything but calm, and the experience still haunts his mother, Jo Wright. Key points: “It was the most terrifying moment of my life,” she said. “I thought he was going to die.” What began as a normal labour for the then 24-year-old became a medical emergency when Philip’s heart rate dropped to a dangerously low level. Doctors told […]

Welfare Mom Of 7 Will Stop Getting Pregnant If Taxpayers Meet Demands

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After giving birth to seven children with multiple fathers, a single mom began receiving welfare benefits. However, she has agreed to stop getting pregnant and adding more kids to the dole if taxpayers will meet her simple demands. Stock image, not the actual family (Photo Credit: Screenshot) When Argentinian Pamela Villarruel was just 14 years old, she had her first child — a baby boy. By the time she was 17, she had a grand total of seven children, birthing all of them in only three deliveries. Although the first pregnancy produced one baby, the next two resulted in triplet […]

Paternity Leave For Dads A Must So That Moms Don’t Lose Out On Careers! Are Lawmakers Listening?

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What if we focus on reforms in getting Dad to take care of the kids more? Won’t that balance out the disparity in parenting duties that an almost non-existent paternity leave in India brings? Rosy* conceived her twins through IVF in Mumbai, at the age of 32. The year was 2017. Her husband, Raman* and she, both had successful careers in MNCs. The complicated childbirth combined with the fact that the babies were twins, took a lot out of her and she was recommended bed rest for at least a few weeks. Rosy was a first-time parent who had left […]

A Pea In The Pod Maternity Clothes – RD’s Obsessions

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A Pea In The Pod Maternity Clothes If you are not familiar with A Pea In The Pod, it is a retail brand that specializes in maternity clothes. They’ve been around for awhile and are known to have a collection of stylish maternity clothes. And I have to agree that I’m impressed with their selection. They carry fashion brands that I know and love. Their motto is “40 weeks of chic” aka #40WEEKSOFCHIC. So when I became pregnant, I immediately knew that I would shop and buy clothes at . Fortunately (and full disclosure), they recently reached out to me […]

Why we should all quit being “working mums”

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It’s hard work being a “working mum”. Working mums have to be organised, deal with mum-guilt, carry that mental load, be successful at work, nurture their children, and who knows what else. Plus, we seem to be in a endless competition with “stay at home mums”. It led me to think: “Is there really a difference between being a ‘worker’ and ‘mum’ or “working mum”? The answer, frankly, is yes. Let me share this story for context: Recently, I was helping out at my son’s Joey Scout group, where ten 5-7 year olds go nuts for an hour and do […]

Paternity Leave Hasn’t Caught Up With What Dads Deserve

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When your dream becomes real, it becomes very real. That’s a line I came up with when my career took off. But it applies just as much to parenthood — life’s greatest adventure for those who wish to partake in it. Of course, there are ways we all idealized what parenthood may be like and how we’d handle some of the challenges. That said, adages about everyone inevitably repeating their parents’ mistakes are false and ridiculous. Today’s fathers are carving out new terrain for a new era. Having done loads of research and interviews, including for my book All In, I see how incredibly […]

In An Ectopic Pregnancy, It’s Medical Malpractice Not To Save Mom’s Life

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The author is a family physician who spent eight years in obstetrics. Georgi Boorman’s article from Sept. 9, “Is Abortion Really Necessary For Treating Ectopic Pregnancies?” is laudable for her willingness to take a hard look at what might otherwise be an unexamined assumption. However, the conclusion she draws is not supported by the evidence, even as presented in her own article. Before responding, it’s important we establish several key points of common ground. First, abortion is wrong. The fact that we allow children to be slaughtered by the millions for the cause of “choice” is a mark of shame […]