A WOMAN who was repeatedly raped throughout her pregnancy by her boyfriend says he “didn’t think he had done anything wrong”. Maria Smith, 32, from Lancashire, was attacked by vile Darren Charles Belton, now 48, whle expecting their first child in 2017. He would abuse her multiple times a week and threatened to “kick the baby out of her” if she told anyone what he was doing. Terrified Maria kept quiet, being abused “near enough every day”. Belton was jailed for a string of offences against Maria in February. Maria, a stay-at-home mum, has shared her story in a bid to help other domestic violence victims. She told Fabulous Digital: “I felt trapped throughout our relationship. Darren was the father of my child and should have looked after me. Instead he viciously attacked me. “I’ll tell my daughter about her dad though. I’ve no choice. She deserves to know. I’d never lie to her about anything and I’m … [Read more...] about My boyfriend raped me dozens of times when I was pregnant and threatened to ‘kick our baby out’ of me
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Teenager Jackie Foley was told to sign a consent form under a fictitious name in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home. Her son was adopted and given a bogus name. Nearly half a century later, her treatment at the hands of State agencies has been as cold-hearted as that of the nuns, writes Conall Ó Fátharta.JACKIE Foley was just 16 years old in 1974 when she signed a consent form in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home form to have her son adopted. She didn’t sign her own name.Instead, under instruction from a nun, and in the presence of a solicitor and her mother, she was forced to write a different name — Micheline Power* — a woman who does not exist.As a result, all of the documentation that followed in the wake of this act was deliberately falsified.In the furore surrounding the recent discovery of 126 cases of illegal birth registrations among St Patrick’s Guild’s records, the line pushed by the State is that all illegal registrations involved a … [Read more...] about Special Report: Women forced to give up babies for adoption still failed by State bodies
Meghan Markle's sister has begged her to heal her rift with their ailing father "before it's too late". In a letter she hand-delivered to Kensington Palace, Samantha Markle says she pleaded with the Duchess of Sussex to reconcile with dad Thomas. Meghan, who is pregnant with her first child, has been estranged from her dad since she married Prince Harry in May. Thomas Markle, 74, did not attend the big day at Windsor Castle due to ill-health following the fallout of his staged paparazzi photo scandal. Half-sister Samantha, 53, has publicly berated Meghan for months - but now wants to put their differences aside for the sake of their father and the unborn baby. Samantha told the Mail on Sunday she hopes Meghan will 'do the right thing' and make peace with her father now she is about to become a parent herself. Samantha suffers from multiple sclerosis and was unable to handwrite the letter - but says she typed it out in elegant script as she knows Meghan is a fan of caligraphy. She was … [Read more...] about Samantha Markle begs Meghan to heal rift with ailing dad ‘before it’s too late’
CELEBRITY Big Brother star Jordan Davies has been accused of refusing to step up to the challenge of becoming a dad, according to his ex and mum-to-be Paula Manzanal. By Jack Hardwick, Exclusive / Published 20th October 2018 The couple were involved in a whirlwind romance earlier this year, before splitting after just two months.During their relationship the duo regularly covered social media with loved-up snaps.Alongside one pic of them walking on the beach, Jordan gushed: “For all the things my hands have held the best by far is you.”After a pal warned him not to "c*** it up" in March, he replied: “Trust me I won’t... Related Articles X Factor finalist forced to PULL OUT of rehearsals – throwing live shows up in the air The REAL reason Elton John quit touring revealed... but London residency is on the cards Victoria Clay laid bare in devilishly plunging gown: 'Absolutely stunning' "Good things come to those who wait."In April 4 … [Read more...] about Jordan Davies’ vicious WhatsApp exchange with baby mama of his unborn son revealed
UNDERSTANDABLY, a lot of mothers-to-be get nervous about the idea of exercising during their pregnancy. But when you think about it, nine months is a long time to avoid the gym... here's everything you need to know about keeping your baby safe while exercising. Can I exercise during my pregnancy? Yes, you can absolutely exercise throughout your pregnancy and the NHS website even advises expectant mothers to stay active. Not only does regular exercise help your body get back in shape after your baby is born, it also helps you cope with the physical stresses of labour. There is even evidence pointing to more active mothers-to-be experiencing less problems later on during their pregnancy and in the weeks leading up to labour. The NHS recommends keeping up your normal form of exercise (whether that is running, yoga, or swimming) for as long as it feels comfortable and manageable. What types of exercise are safe? It's really important to note that if you weren't particularly active before … [Read more...] about Can I exercise during pregnancy, what types of exercise are safe and is there a risk of miscarriage?