July 2021 / 96 posts found

updates: the short maternity leave, the needy replacement, and more

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This post, updates: the short maternity leave, the needy replacement, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Here are three updates from letter-writers who had their questions answered here in the past. 1. My manager doesn’t believe I’ll be back two weeks off after having a baby (#2 at the link) Well, I did end up having another conversation where I reiterated my two week plan and that the doctor agreed if there were no complications. I didn’t get sputtering the second time but I did get a gentle “pp is much harder then […]

Joan Collins and Tara Arkle on toxic men and working mothers | The Sunday Times Magazine | The Sunday Times

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JoanI was already pregnant when I married Tony Newley. I was 29, I’d been an actress for ten years and I was getting a bit bored and broody. I wanted a little girl and I got my Tara Cynara — she was the centre of my world. Sacha came along when Tara was 13 months old, so I had two under two. I was a full-on, hands-on mother until they went to nursery. By then we were living in Beverly Hills and I started to get a lot of roles in television. That’s when I realised that I loved acting […]

Is Ectopic Pregnancy The Same as a Miscarriage?

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Miscarriages are a sad and common reality for millions of women. Ectopic pregnancies are much rarer but are life-threatening to the baby and mother. For this reason, an ectopic pregnancy almost always involves ending the baby’s life because of its inability to survive and the threat the condition has on the mother. Are there other similarities between ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages? How are they different? Read on to find out. WHAT IS ECTOPIC PREGNANCY? An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants into somewhere in the reproductive tract other than the uterus. This includes the ovaries and most often […]

Band of mothers: Childbirth as a female bonding experience – Oxford research | University of Oxford

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Researchers found that the bonds between mothers, who had shared traumatic birth experiences, resembled those of soldiers who had fought together on the front lines. According to the study, ‘among postpartum mothers, those who thought that their childbirth was more painful than a typical childbirth experience reported greater identity fusion with [other] mothers who reported having had a very difficult birth.’ Bonds between mothers, who had shared traumatic birth experiences, resembled those of soldiers who had fought together on the front lines Identity fusion is a particularly strong form of social glue in which one’s personal and group identities become […]

Former Wake Forest doctor again faces allegations he inserted birth control device in woman and ruined her chances of ever getting pregnant

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A former Wake Forest Baptist doctor is again facing allegations that he inserted a birth control device in a woman’s body during surgery without her knowledge and ruined her chances of ever getting pregnant. Attorneys for Kimberly Bryant of Cabarrus County re-filed a lawsuit in Forsyth Superior Court against Dr. Mehmet Tamer Yalcinkaya, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest University Health Services and N.C. Baptist Hospital. Attorneys Harvey and Harold Kennedy and Donna Taylor filed the lawsuit Thursday afternoon. The original complaint was filed in September 2017 but was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice this past February. Bryant’s attorneys said […]

How Travel Saved My Paternity Leave – The Royal Tour

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Editor’s note: what a wonderful story of bonding with a newborn through travel! Sam’s adventures may be changing, but I have no doubt that his stories, while a bit different, will be just as inspiring to all of us. For more of Sam’s incredible writing, click here to visit his index page. As everyone knows, traveling is my big passion. Understandably, the scariest idea for me in having children and the most annoying thing I would hear was, “When you have children, your days of traveling will be done.” With my wife and me waiting for the arrival of our […]

Jacelyn Tay Shares Useful ‘No Helper’ Lifehacks For Busy Working Mums

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Former Mediacorp actress Jacelyn Tay is a really, really busy woman. The 46-year-old, who was last seen on screen in 2015’s Crescendo, runs wellness centre Body Inc and takes care of her 74-year-old mother and 10-year-old son, Zavier. She handles all the housework and cooking at home too, with time left over for her hobbies, like gardening, mahjong, and of course, indulging in some whiskey. How does she do it? Well, Jacelyn’s now revealing her secrets on TikTok. In the two videos she has posted, she outlines some time-saving life hacks that she swears helps “prevent unnecessary added tasks”. In her first video, […]

Skull Maternity Clothes – Our Top 5 Picks

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Skull Maternity Clothes – Our Top 5 Picks Being pregnant shouldn’t mean that you have to wear boring clothes—in fact, it’s a time when people are most likely looking at you the most, and so it’s a time when you can have fun with the things you’re wearing. If skull imagery is something you’ve always loved, then you’ll especially like the list below, which shows the top five items for those lovely ladies. This black t-shirt is completely adorable—it features a white illustration of ribs with a red heart and a baby skeleton right over the womb. For anyone looking […]

Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy – Drugs.com MedNews

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Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 — Women with benzodiazepine prescriptions before pregnancy may have increased risk for ectopic pregnancy, according to a study published online June 2 in Human Reproduction. Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Ph.D., from the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and colleagues examined the risk for ectopic pregnancy among women who fill benzodiazepine prescriptions before conception using data from U.S. commercial insurance claims for 1,691,366 pregnancies. The researchers found that 1.06 percent of the pregnancies filled at least two benzodiazepine prescriptions totaling at least a 10-day supply in the 90 days […]

37 Military Hospital slapped with over GHS1M for woman’s death at childbirth

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The 37 Military Hospital has been slapped with GHS1,075,000 in damages for the negligent death of a 27-year-old woman during childbirth in November 2015. The General Jurisdiction 6 Division of the High Court awarded the father and husband GHS400,000.00 each for loss of expectations of life; GHS50,000.00 in damages of mental distress also to them, GHS100,000.00 to the baby, Yaw Nyamekye in damages for pain and suffering. The court also awarded GHS50,000.00 to Yaw Nyamekye in damages for disfigurement; GHS50,000.00 in damages to primary caregivers. The woman, Helena Brema Nyamekye, who was a PhD student at the University of Ghana […]