June 2021 / 96 posts found

Double Lives by Helen McCarthy – a history of working mothers | Books | The Guardian

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Three generations of working mothers. My grandmother, at home with 10 children between the wars, took in sailors’ washing to make ends meet. She had no schooling after the age of 12 and remained a “housewife”, dependent on my grandfather. In the 1950s my mother, a school-leaver at 14, worked part-time while her three kids were small, then full-time in the accounts office of a big department store. In the 1970s my older sister left home, trained as a teacher, married and also had three children. She retired a headteacher on a professional pension; her life was poles apart from […]

Edinburgh mums call for maternity leave extension amid coronavirus lockdown – Edinburgh Live

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When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for subscribingSee ourprivacy notice Edinburgh mothers have voiced their support for a growing petition to have maternity leave extended due to the Coronavirus lockdown. More than 50,000 people have added their names to the petition, calling for the UK Government to extend maternity leave for three months. An Edinburgh mum, who supports the […]

Barriers to efficient reproductive healthcare in Malta: the ectopic pregnancy case

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In November 2020, Sarah’s[1] experience of needing treatment for an ectopic pregnancy was shared on the storytelling platform Break the Taboo Malta. An ectopic pregnancy is not viable, and if left untreated can be fatal. There are two ways for doctors to intervene to treat an ectopic pregnancy – the surgical method of removing the fallopian tube, and the medical method of administering methotrexate medication. Methotrexate has been in use in Malta for the treatment of ectopic pregnancies since 2018, and Sarah was a good candidate for this treatment. However, prescribing methotrexate for ectopic pregnancies is not a simple process […]

‘A lifeline’: the doulas guiding clients through childbirth – from a distance | Life and style | The Guardian

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Last month, Robin Douthit comforted an anxious client by breathing with her, demonstrating one long inhalation and an equally steady exhalation. The two women then did it together, breathing slowly and intentionally in sync. Breathwork is one of the tools that Douthit, 56, often reaches for when soothing clients. But this time, instead of sitting in the same room inhaling the same air, the women breathed together on Zoom. Pregnant in a pandemic: how will coronavirus affect me and my baby? Read more “It’s devastating, right? I mean, you built this relationship, you fall in love with these people, you […]

Over 4 In 10 Malaysians Risk Getting Pregnant During Sex – Star2.com

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It is a relatively simple method of which the most common materials are easily available; yet, it can be the means of preventing a lifetime of unwanted responsibility, fighting poverty and preserving fertility. It is family planning, or contraception. There is nothing more wonderful than a couple discovering they are pregnant when they have been wanting to start, or add to, their family. However, the opposite can also be true, more so in our still-traditional Asian society if the two parties are not in a position, or willing to, get married and/or raise a child. According to consultant gynaecologist and […]

I’m A Proud Ashanti Woman… Becca Announces Return From Maternity Leave – VIDEO | Music | Peacefmonline.com

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How longer school days benefit working mothers

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Women now account for half the nation’s working-age population, but only 43% of full-time workers. One reason for that is what happens when they have young children. Only about two-thirds of moms with kids under 6 work full-time, versus more than three-quarters of moms whose youngest child is between 6 and 17. Working while balancing the demands of motherhood isn’t easy. Things that come along with children —like nighttime feedings, diaper changes, and mountains of laundry—are time-consuming to do yourself and expensive to pay someone else to do. We have spent decades studying how American families spend their time, why […]

Boris Johnson declares he will ‘almost certainly’ be taking paternity leave | Daily Mail Online

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Boris Johnson today declared he will take paternity leave when his partner Carrie Symonds has their child. The couple announced at the weekend that they had become engaged, and are expecting their first child in the early summer – thought to be late May or early June. The timing immediately raised questions about whether he would be able to take a break, as his working schedule appears to be hectic. It includes a G7 summit in the US in June, and a crucial meeting with EU leaders on the post-Brexit trade deal the same month. Carrie Symonds announced at the […]

When Should I Start Wearing Maternity Clothes For My First Pregnancy?

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We are aware that all women usually are not born bodily alike. System builds differ and since of that, they’re going to carry their toddlers in different ways. 1 female will likely be very small and carry the child up entrance; she’s going to start to clearly show in her fourth month, when A further lady may have wider hips and be able to conceal the pregnancy additional till quite possibly into the fifth thirty day period. Each woman is exclusive, but so is each individual pregnancy. Just because you have A technique for your first pregnancy does not imply […]

Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms And 7 Other Complications – TCT

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You are expecting and awaiting your little bundle of joy! Pregnancy is an emotional and exciting journey for a female, especially if it’s her first baby. Pregnancy brings about a lot of changes in the expecting mother’s body, among which, most are perfectly normal. In fact, most females have a healthy pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby. I have personally known of 5 friends who had Ectopic pregnancy symptoms in their first trimester! Morning sickness, headaches, fatigue are common pregnancy problems that most females experience in the first trimester. But at times, some complications might be a sign of an […]