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While it can undoubtedly be a bit scary, particularly first time round, pregnancy is usually a period of great joy for families. Sure there might be concern about the health of the unborn child, and the horror of morning sickness to deal with, but most soon-to-be parents enjoy the experience. A recent comprehensive study has found, however, that both pregnancy and maternity are also times when women can face increased discrimination in the workplace. The study of more than 3,200 women, which was conducted by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the UK, found that 11 per cent of the women interviewed reported having been dismissed, made compulsorily redundant where others were not, or... The survey’s authors suggest that if replicated across the whole of the population, it could mean that up to 54,000 women may be forced out of the workplace in Britain each year. Research shows that employers across a range of industry sectors believe they are firm supporters of women both during their pregnancies and on their return to work. But the study findings indicate that the reality is somewhat different. According to the report, one in five new mothers say they experienced harassment or negative comments from their colleagues, employer or manager when pregnant or returning from maternity leave. The study also shows that 10 per cent of pregnant women were discouraged from attending antenatal appointments, while 9 per cent said they were treated worse by their employer once they came back to the workplace after their pregnancy, and 7 per... If that weren’t enough, a quarter of those surveyed reported too little contact with their employers during their maternity leave. Even when it comes to enlightened employers who offer flexible working arrangements, the news isn’t encouraging. The research found that when mothers were allowed to work flexibly, around half reported negative consequences, such as receiving fewer opportunities at work or feeling that their opinion was less valued. What’s most depressing about the survey is that it shows discrimination seems to be increasing. A similar study undertaken in 2005 by the Equal Opportunities Commission estimated that 30,000 mothers, equivalent to 7 per cent of those surveyed were forced out of. Source: www.irishtimes.com
The signs of iron-deficiency anemia can often be subtle and vague, but it’s the most common form of anemia. In fact, 237,000 visits to the emergency room result in a primary diagnosis of the condition, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Iron is an essential mineral so if you lack it, your body can’t make enough healthy red blood cells. Those red blood cells carry hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that delivers oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body’s tissues. It’s a good idea to know the symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia especially since they can often take time to develop. Here are 14. . 1. Fatigue. Fatigue is usually the first sign of anemia, but it’s not just that sluggish feeling you get from burning the midnight oil or stress. “It’s a different kind of fatigue—people will complain about being ‘bone tired,’ ” said Dr. Dana Cohen, an integrative physician with a private practice in New York City. So if you’re exhausted 24/7, can’t seem to make it past dinner and it’s affecting your quality of life, see your doctor. One of the best ways to tell if you’re anemic is to look at the mucous membranes of your eyes, also commonly referred to as the water line above your lower lashes. This is a vascular area so if it’s pale, it’s a good sign that you’re not getting enough red blood cells to other areas of your body either. Your face, the palms of your hands and under your nail beds may also look pale, said Dr. Jack Jacoub, a medical oncologist and hematologist at MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Calif. Shortness of breath. If you feel like you can’t catch your breath, especially during exercise, while climbing the stairs or when you’re lifting something, it’s a good sign that your body isn’t getting the oxygen it needs. Feeling faint, lightheaded and dizzy are common too. Heart palpitations. If your heart is racing, you’re having palpitations or hear a whooshing sound in your ears when you lie down, it could mean that your heart is in overdrive. “You’re pumping faster to try to get more oxygen,” Cohen said. What’s more, an irregular heartbeat or heart murmur are more pronounced when you’re anemic. A racing heart can make anyone feel anxious, but if anxiety is new for. Source: www.foxnews.com
Hannah Palmer had a problem and she turned to South Orange – Maplewood’s Swap Meet SOMA for a creative solution. Palmer, who lives in South Orange, has an 18-month-old son, two step-daughters, 8 and 6, and she’s expecting another soon. Therein lies the problem: Palmer experienced a pregnancy craving for a Costco muffin. “I honestly don’t know why I was craving the muffins so badly,” says Palmer. “I haven’t had a Costco muffin in probably seven years, but pregnancy cravings don’t always make sense and I spent three days thinking about the muffins before I couldn’t take it anymore and decided to ask for help. Swap Meet SOMA is the brainchild of South Orange’s Kristen Tyler. The idea is that locals can buy, sell, give away, and barter anything from cars to kitchenware. The “original” Swap Meet has given rise to a number of smaller groups, including one called “Lounge. ” A common give-away is unopened food, usually because the donor’s family decided it wasn’t to their taste. In recent days, popcorn, soda, and even a spiral ham have been shared across the towns. But muffins have never previously been offered or requested. Support local news. Help support community journalism and The Village Green by subscribing to our daily newsletter. Click here. Palmer moved to New Jersey from Seattle three years ago. “I love Milk Money, Words, and we go to many of the parks in both towns — often doing picnics with sandwiches from Ashley Marketplace,” says Palmer. “We all love Grid Iron Waffles, and the duck pond. ” However, none of those places had the right muffins. Palmer posted her problem on the Swap Meet SOMA page, and received sympathy and suggestions galore. And, even better, the pregnant mom received the perfect muffins. “I received muffins from two swappers – Alison Brown and Nicole Kleinbaum. Craving satisfied with Swap Meet SOMA to the rescue. Source: villagegreennj.com
A pregnant housewife Mrs. Monica Momodu who resides at No. 9, Abiodun Adesugba Street, Oke-Afa Isolo, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria have been arrested by the police at Aswani division for allegedly burning her housemaid with hot iron. According to the ...