PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:00 06 March 2019 Rowan Mantell Shauna with her children. Picture: supplied supplied Speculation that Meghan Markle might hire a doula to help her through childbirth has led to a new focus on the role. Two Norfolk doulas talk about their work. Siobhan Ridley Picture: suppliedNew Norfolk doula Shauna Tate is delighted that the royal pregnancy is raising the profile of the role.Doulas support women during pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond, working alongside other medical staff. “Since having my own children I have felt passionate about childbirth,” said 28-year-old Shauna who qualified as a doula and maternity nurse last year. “A doula would have been invaluable to me and I wish I had known about them more at the time. My birth experiences were positive, but during my pregnancy I had lots of fear about giving birth and found finding consistent support really difficult.”Siobhan Ridley is … [Read more...] about What does a doula do and why might Meghan want one?
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EDUCATION Secretary Damian Hinds will today say teachers should ignore work emails outside hours to cut their workload – as he unveils a desperate bid to stop them quitting. In a move that faces a bitter backlash from Tory backbenchers, the Cabinet Minister will call for AI to be used to help relieve pressure on teachers amid alarming increases in dropout rates. It comes amid growing fears pushy parents are pestering teachers with unnecessary emails. Mr Hinds will call for more schools to shun round-robin emails instead opting for weekly bulletins to stop them wasting time sifting through numerous emails. Speaking to tech firms at a trade show, he will say: “More than half of teachers’ time is spent on non-teaching tasks, including planning, marking and admin, and that workload is one of the most common reasons for teachers leaving the profession. “Education is one of the few sectors where technology has been associated with an increase in workload rather than … [Read more...] about Education Secretary urges teachers to shun pushy parents’ out-of-hours emails in a desperate bid to stop them quitting
No Child 2020 is a new initiative by The Irish Times, providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues over the coming year. We explore the problems facing children in Ireland today and offer solutions that would make this a better country to be a child. When we consider the devastating impact poverty can have on children, inevitably we think of their family circumstances. Some children, and some families, are more likely to live with the privations inflicted by poverty – including inadequate food, lack of heat, second-hand clothes and the absence of such simple pleasures as an occasional meal out or membership of a sports club. In Ireland 2017, while 3.9 per cent of homes with children and two parents were in the harshest consistent poverty, a staggering 20.7 per cent of homes headed by single-parents were. While Miikkulainen’s children grow up in a country with a child poverty rate of 3.6 per cent, Corrigan’s are among the 18.4 per cent of … [Read more...] about Free meals every day for the Finnish kids. A packet of noodles for the Irish kids
Joyce Fegan talks to some of those in Direct Provision, who want an end to a ‘devilish’ and ‘evil’ system that leaves them fully dependant on the State.Mustafa Bakhit, from Sudan, is eight months in Direct Provision (Cork):A qualified medical doctor, Mustafa Bakhit, fled his war-torn country of Sudan to seek safety and asylum here.“I’m in Ireland eight months and for me it’s a very good place. For the first time since I left home I feel secure and safe. Irish people listen to you. They deal with you as a human being and that’s what I really need — to be listened to.“I’m from Darfur, a terrible place in Sudan. For the last 10 years it has been terrible with the government. The government is trying to commit genocide against certain tribes.“I am an educated person. I graduated from medicine and surgery in 2015, and I worked in a hospital as a general physician for one year. As an educated person I used my voice to … [Read more...] about Living in Direct Provision: ‘It’s is a stain on Irish society. I’ll never forget those still incarcerated’
Magazine By Alison Gee BBC News Magazine 29 September 2016 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37500189 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Ninety per cent of people in the UK who know their child will be born with Down's syndrome have an … [Read more...] about A world without Down’s syndrome?