Know your worker rights while pregnant or as a new mother BelfastTelegraph.co.uk When working women find out they're pregnant, their thoughts will normally centre on their growing baby, rather than their rights at work. But as the pregnancy progresses, or even soon after the baby's born, those rights may become a crucial issue. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/know-your-worker-rights-while-pregnant-or-as-a-new-mother-37726980.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37727012.ece/73432/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-21_lif_47303617_I1.JPG Email When working women find out they're pregnant, their thoughts will normally centre on their growing baby, rather than their rights at work. But as the pregnancy progresses, or even soon after the baby's born, those rights may become a crucial issue. Joeli Brearley, founder of support group Pregnant Then Screwed was sacked the day after she told her employer she was expecting her first baby, but didn't take legal … [Read more...] about Know your worker rights while pregnant or as a new mother
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MEGHAN Markle and Kate Middleton have both proved they look sensational when pregnant. The two duchesses may have different fashion styles, but they do have one thing in common when dressing with a bump… they both love shorter hemlines. One of Kate’s most-loved maternity brands is Seraphine, and founder Cecile Reinaud revealed to InStyle why hitching up the hems while pregnant can be more flattering. She said: “She’s [Meghan’s] got very thin legs, you know, as we’ve seen with her flashing them on the royal tour. "She’s likely to have quite a big bump because she’s quite a petite build ... so highlighting legs and arms is always a good trick to keep a nice silhouette. "[Kate] did [go shorter] for sure. She went shorter, on a couple of occasions well above her knee, which she never does normally. "And especially in winter, because when she wore opaque black tights, it looks okay. It doesn’t look too much because it’s not … [Read more...] about This is the reason why Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle wear shorter hemlines while pregnant – and you’re set to be surprised
The short answer is "yes". Travelling on a flight while pregnant generally won’t pose any harm to your baby. "Travel during pregnancy is a concern for many women," says Dr Sarah Reynolds, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Bedford Hospital NHS Trust. "But if your pregnancy has no complications then there's no reason why you can't travel safely, as long as you take the right precautions." When is it safe to travel while pregnant? Always consult your midwife or GP before your departure if you are planning to travel by plane. Levels of exhaustion and nausea tend to be stronger during the early stage of pregnancy (the first 12-15 weeks), so some women avoid flying during this period. The risk of having a miscarriage is higher during the first three months, regardless of whether you are travelling or not. Travelling during the final months of pregnancy can be equally exhausting and uncomfortable, so many women find it best to travel mid-pregnancy, between four and six … [Read more...] about Is it safe to travel while pregnant?
Alarming figures showing almost a quarter of New Zealand women continue to drink alcohol during their first three months of pregnancy have prompted calls for the Government to take action. A new study, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, found 23% of women who took part in the "Growing Up in New Zealand" study continued to drink in their first trimester - when the risk of damage to nerve tissue was the highest - despite knowing they were pregnant. Thirteen percent continued drinking after the first three months. The "staggering" figures prompted experts to once again call for the Government to take action to reduce the harm caused by alcohol to all New Zealanders. Writing in the journal, University of Otago professors Doug Sellman and Jennie Connor compared the harm caused during pregnancy with the Zika virus and questioned why the response was not the same. Up to 3000 New Zealand children are born ever year with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder as a result of their mother … [Read more...] about Drinking while pregnant ‘just Russian roulette’
WORKING out while pregnant is the latest trend among mums-to-be, inspired by exercise-mad celebrities like Pippa Middleton and her new sister-in-law Vogue Williams. Across the UK, ordinary mums are following their lead, exercising intensely and frequently. And it’s becoming increasingly common to see heavily pregnant women at working out at gyms and in classes. Instagram is flooded with images of mums-to-be lifting heavy weights and flaunting tiny, toned bumps. While the NHS recommends staying active in pregnancy, it advises against anything "strenuous". So, what is safe when it comes to high intensity workouts when you’re expecting? According to personal trainer Melinda Nicci, who specialises in pre and post-natal fitness, it is safe to exercise intensely when expecting - with one important caveat. “Provided you were working out at that level before becoming pregnant, it’s fine to continue. “It’s not safe to take up a new, intensive, form of … [Read more...] about High-intensity spin classes, 60kg weights and even BOXING: The mums who do gruelling gym sessions while pregnant just like Vogue Williams and Pippa Middleton