Scots employers are living in the dark ages when it comes to attitudes to recruiting women. Statistics from the Equality and Human Rights Commission reveal many businesses are decades behind the law in the way they view working mums and pregnant women. Almost a third of employers believe women who become pregnant and new mums in work are “generally less interested in career progression” when compared with other employees in their firm. The research launches a drive to urge businesses to pledge to do all they can to end pregnancy and maternity-related discrimination. About 28 per cent of private sector […]
Victory as the Philippines pass expanded maternity leave law Approved in the bicameral committee conference on 1 October, the Philippines are now moving towards 14 weeks paid maternity leave. The law, known as the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2018, increases the current paid maternity leave from 60 or 78 to 105 days. Yet to be signed by the President, the bill is the result of an intense campaign led mostly by IndustriALL affiliated unions and partners. In 2014, IndustriALL kicked off its campaign on maternity protection throughout Asia. In the Philippines, IndustriALL affiliates pursued 120 days maternity leave, […]
Congratulations! So, you’re having a baby – great news. It might be a little bit scary knowing that your body will change so much throughout the course of your This content was originally published here.
In my first year as a nurse, I had thought that I’d seen it all. I’d cared for a middle-aged man who got a pulse back after three rounds of CPR. I saw the symptoms of stroke disappear before my eyes with the quick administration of the life-saving medication, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). I had witnessed a woman give birth to her first child. I was there to hold the hand of a burn victim while we waited for his family to arrive to the hospital. I was an active listener when patients shared their fears of a new diagnosis. […]
Writing on Facebook ahead of Labour Day, Carrie Lam says the city is at a crucial stage in its battle against the pandemic. Leader warns about resurgent violence as calls mount on social media for residents to take part in anti-government displays. This content was originally published here.
Giving birth to a child is not certainly the most ecstatic, joyous, and jubilant experience for all the others. A baby does not only fill the empty space in the heart, but he also introduces our soul to the world of peace, serenity, and tranquility. Without any doubt, pregnancy gives a new meaning to life, a reason to smile, and a lifelong aim to fulfill. On the whole, we can say that pregnancy gives us a lifelong and never-ending permanent job from which we can neither retire nor take a break. However, it would not be wrong if we say […]
In 2015, preliminary results of a groundbreaking study found that the daughters of employed mothers often perform better in their eventual careers than the daughters of stay-at-home moms.“People still have this belief that when moms are employed, it’s somehow detrimental to their children.” Now the full study has been released, and it brings even more good news for the children of working moms: They wind up just as happy in adulthood as the children of moms who stayed home. Harvard Business School Professor Kathleen McGinn hopes the findings bring a big sigh of relief for guilt-ridden mothers who either have […]
I had a baby a couple months ago, and I took a few weeks off work to hang out with her. Mostly that meant giving her bottles, changing her diapers, and holding her on my lap as I played video games, because it turns out there’s nothing babies hate more than NOT being held at any given moment. Here, in no particular order, are the video games I played during leave, along with my thoughts and what I assume were my daughter’s thoughts at the time. I played a ton of Arkane’s immersive sim back when it came out in […]
Pregnancy begins with fertilization and then passes through several stages, including the transfer of the fertilized egg to the uterus to stick to its wall. But in some cases, the fertilized egg cannot reach the uterus and gets stuck in the fallopian tube, the abdominal cavity, or the cervix, a condition known as pregnancy outside the uterus, which requires immediate intervention from the doctor to get rid of the pregnancy and to protect you from its dangerous complications if it is done in this way. What is an ectopic pregnancy? In a normal pregnancy, the sperm fertilizes the egg in […]
It’s a common surgical procedure. How bad could it be? This content was originally published here.