Throughout the last year, we’ve seen an endless stream of depressing statistics about the economic impact Covid has had on women. The toll Covid has had on working women is breathtaking. Over 2 million women are no longer in the labor force at all, reverting to 1988 levels of labor participation for women in the US – a generation of progress erased in a year. Even if 2021 sees a successful turnaround on the virus, without targeted public policy changes, it will take until 2030 to climb back to 2019 employment levels for women, according to gender economist Katica Roy. […]
Attitudes towards paternity leave have drastically changed in America in the last five years as more fathers feel comfortable taking extended time off, but gender stereotypes persist when it comes to career prospects and the home, according to a new study of working parents. Research by the Boston College Center for Work & Family, which surveyed new parents at four large US companies who were eligible for at least 6 weeks paid parental leave, found that 81% of the 1,240 employees surveyed said the notion of fathers taking leave has become more acceptable. Of those surveyed, 62% of fathers took […]
Ohio’s bill instructing doctors to “reimplant” an ectopic pregnancy is part of a worrisome trend of lawmakers inventing unproven therapies related to reproductive health, say Daniel Grossman and Yanett Anaya Legislators in Ohio seem determined to push the limits of medical science. For the second time in the past year, a bill that instructs doctors to “reimplant” an ectopic pregnancy into the uterus as a way to save the developing embryo. If passed, the bill would ban all procedures that terminate a pregnancy, including standard treatment for ectopic pregnancies, unless the patient’s life was at risk. Any physician who uses […]
A new, in-depth and rather disturbing investigative report from USA Today confirms a devastating trend we’ve seen over the last few years—more and more mothers are dying during childbirth in the U.S. than any other developed country. That’s 26.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births compared to Germany’s 9, the U.K.’s 8.8, France’s 7.8, Canada’s 7.3, and Japan’s 6.4. (In those countries, the maternal death rate has dropped significantly since 1990. Stateside, it has risen.) Two women die during childbirth everyday in America—700, total, in the calendar year, and 50,000 are left severely injured. What is perhaps most damning is […]
Covid-19 could be damaging to male fertility, according to a medical study. Photo: Shutterstock Covid-19 could be damaging to male fertility, according to a medical study. Photo: Shutterstock This content was originally published here.
Stacey Solomon has revealed that she won’t be taking a long period of maternity leave because she can never be sure where her next job will come from. During an interview on Lorraine, Stacey opened up about her plans once her first child with boyfriend Joe Swash arrived. The mum-of-two wants to take some time out but she said it won’t be for too long because the nature of her TV work means she is self-employed. She also insisted she would be working close up to her due date, although that was somewhat scuppered by her tot arriving early. Stacey […]
null In this year’s edition of Motherly’s State of Motherhood survey, a small but significant number (10%) of mothers cited employer conditions not being conducive to working and parenting for a variety of reasons, including the work culture not being supportive. Fewer than 1-in-10 (9%) feel that becoming a mother has helped them in their career and the majority of those (59%) say they have felt that way since their child was a baby, indicating that this empowering is coming from within, rather than the workplace recognizing and validating the contributions of working moms. Many of the women surveyed are […]
Olives & Grace owner says she’s closing her South End shop until 2021 so she can take maternity leave Shuttering during the holidays — her busiest, most profitable season — is not an easy decision, ‘but everything about 2020 is different,’ owner Sofi Madison says. By Diti Kohli Globe Correspondent,Updated October 16, 2020, 50 minutes ago Sofi Madison at Olives & Grace, pre-pandemic and pre-pregnancy.Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff This content was originally published here.
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“This photo was taken two days after our wedding day, in the ER. We didn’t tell anyone, but we found out four days before our wedding we were pregnant. I did everything right from the moment I found out, even switched out two bottles of wine with non-alcoholic wine so no one would notice I wasn’t drinking, but regardless, I miscarried late on our wedding night. We woke up the morning after our wedding in a pool of blood. I was only 5.5 weeks along and didn’t have an OB, so my primary doctor suggested we go to the ER. […]