• maternity leave

    I want another baby but maternity leave would stall my career | Dear Mariella

    That women are still in this position is enraging, says Mariella Frostrup. Know your rights and stand your ground The dilemma I have a 21-month-old baby and took six months maternity leave. Since returning to work I’ve managed large projects and am delaying trying for baby number two as I don’t want to leave during project delivery. I have high aspirations and I really like my job and enjoy these opportunities. My boss is offering me another big project next year and I feel in a predicament. If I have my “family life” hat on, I don’t want to leave trying for another baby any longer, but if all goes…

  • pregnancy clothes

    17 best online maternity clothes stores in Canada

    Shopping for clothing isn’t always the easy and fun movie montage we want it to be. (Shocking that the likes of Pretty Woman led us astray!) In fact, plenty of us struggle with fitting rooms and finding the time to shop and there are often more misses than hits, which is why it’s no surprise that more and more people are shopping online. Now, shopping for maternity clothes when you’re pregnant or recently postpartum? It’s likely not at the top of your list given a , and, did I mention that lack of time? Don’t fret. There are more online shops than ever that offer great and often affordable maternity clothes…

  • pregnancy test

    ‘Teen Mom 2’ Star Jenelle Evans Tweets Photo Of Positive Pregnancy Test, Twitter Reacts

    Fans aren’t happy about the post. Jenelle Evans upset her Twitter fans and followers with a post shared on Saturday, September 14. Following weeks of pregnancy rumors, which the Teen Mom 2 cast member recently credited to a slight weight gain, Evans took to her Twitter page and shared a photo of a positive pregnancy test. “She’s pregnant!” Evans wrote in the caption of her photo, which also included a link to a Life & Style magazine article about celebrities who are expecting babies in 2019. According to a report from , Evans’ tweet confused a number of her online audience members, many of whom believed she was announcing her…

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    Liberals pledge to boost Canada Child Benefit, remove tax from maternity leave | CTV News

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Liberals promised Tuesday that if re-elected, they will boost the Canada Child Benefit for children under age one and make maternity and parental leave benefits tax-free. Leader Justin Trudeau said that raising children is expensive and challenging, particularly in the first year, and this would help. “In those first few months with a new baby, when it’s a struggle to get enough sleep, let alone get to the top of your game at work, it can be an even bigger concern,” he said. “People should be focused on spending time with their baby, not worrying about how they’ll pay their bills.” The Liberals would increase…

  • working mums

    Are Working Mums Just Lazy?

    Poor Kelly Brook! She’s been talking about how annoying it is when women she works with use their kids as an excuse when they can’t make it to a meeting or meet a deadline. As a non-mother herself, it must be very frustrating to work so hard and show up 100% of the time, only to be consistently let down by women who have children. “I don’t have children, so I don’t always understand,” she said on ITV1’s Loose Women this week. “But I do work with some women that if they can’t make an appointment or can’t do something, or there is a deadline, and some people will always…

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    Meghan Markle heads back to work as her maternity leave comes to an end | Entertainment Daily

    After giving birth to her first son Archie just four months ago, Meghan Markle has returned to work. With the tot no doubt being looked after at home in Windsor, the Duchess of Sussex looked thrilled to be back to her duties. It was back to work for the Duchess of Sussex (Credit: Splash News) Meghan’s first official engagement following the end of her maternity leave was to launch her new Smart Works capsule collection – and she certainly looked the part. Read more: Ant McPartlin returns to work on Saturday Night Takeaway Meghan looked chic, stylish and ready for the office as she arrived at John Lewis in London…

  • working mums

    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…

  • pregnancy test

    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…

  • maternity leave

    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…