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No recourse to public funds: How the UK's hostile environment policy is driving people into destitution - Holyrood

9 hours 54 min ago

No recourse to public funds: How the UK's hostile environment policy is driving people into destitution
Holyrood
I had friends who applied for nappies from the baby bank. It was the community who helped with baby clothes and baby food. I was breastfeeding and it was a really hard time.” It was stories like Olivia's which prompted the Scottish Parliament's ...

The Trailer for the New Season of 'Handmaid's Tale' Is Bleak as Hell - VICE

Tue, 2018-01-16 19:01

VICE

The Trailer for the New Season of 'Handmaid's Tale' Is Bleak as Hell
VICE
“Oh, you didn't give birth down by the river assisted by virgin deer? Poor kid.” “You took your kid to the doctor? OMG, call child services!” Then you bring up some more “natural” options to medical professionals and they tell you that you're a shit ...

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Actress Ximena Duque Announces Birth of Daughter Luna and Opens Up About Pregnancy - PEOPLE.com

Tue, 2018-01-16 15:24

PEOPLE.com

Actress Ximena Duque Announces Birth of Daughter Luna and Opens Up About Pregnancy
PEOPLE.com
After changing her blonde hair back to her natural brown, she sent photos to her followers. “These days there's plenty of products that pregnant women could use,” she said of hair dyes for that do not contain toxins and can be used if your doctor gives ...

The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry - The Guardian

Tue, 2018-01-16 01:02

The Guardian

The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry
The Guardian
I knew all these things – but what I didn't yet understand was the diabolical genius of the baby-advice industry, which targets people at their most sleep-deprived, at the beginning of what will surely be the weightiest responsibility of their lives ...

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Home Visits Cut Obesity in Young Children - MedPage Today

Tue, 2018-01-16 00:08

Home Visits Cut Obesity in Young Children
MedPage Today
The intervention, called the Minding the Baby (MTB) program, consisted of weekly home visits from a social worker and pediatric nurse from the first trimester of pregnancy until the child's first birthday, and then biweekly until the second birthday ...

Team Baby: How you and your infant can both get good sleep - MercatorNet (blog)

Mon, 2018-01-15 17:29

MercatorNet (blog)

Team Baby: How you and your infant can both get good sleep
MercatorNet (blog)
We were pregnant with our third baby. Our romantic vision of parenthood had been hammered into harsh reality by the anvil of more than a year of sleepless nights. Maybe our second daughter had stomach issues or maybe we unwittingly encouraged her night ...

He walked 1000 miles on bloody feet. Now this 'Lost Boy of Sudan' helps other refugees - Fresno Bee

Mon, 2018-01-15 09:04

Fresno Bee

He walked 1000 miles on bloody feet. Now this 'Lost Boy of Sudan' helps other refugees
Fresno Bee
Sometimes when refugees are at their lowest emotional point in his office in Hanford, Jacob Awar Ayuen, a psychiatric physician assistant, will tell the patients his own story of being a lost boy, walking thousands of miles to escape a bloody civil war ...

Home Health Aides Are a Vital Force for New Jersey's Most Vulnerable - New Jersey Monthly

Sun, 2018-01-14 19:11

New Jersey Monthly

Home Health Aides Are a Vital Force for New Jersey's Most Vulnerable
New Jersey Monthly
Aides sleep in back rooms and on sofas, lightly, in case their charge wakes up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. Sometimes they don't get any rest at all. One aide in Middlesex County won a lawsuit against her home-care agency after her ...

Houston Chronicle honors Top 10 nurses during 2017 National Nurses Week - Chron.com

Fri, 2018-01-12 13:37

Chron.com

Houston Chronicle honors Top 10 nurses during 2017 National Nurses Week
Chron.com
When I was in nursing school at Tech, I asked my instructors for as many clinicals in pediatric ICU as possible because I knew I wanted to spend time helping babies and children through their teens. That's where I was at home." Evans said she often ...

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How to lose baby weight without dieting, according to a dietitian - Body and Soul

Wed, 2018-01-10 18:55

Body and Soul

How to lose baby weight without dieting, according to a dietitian
Body and Soul
Now out the other end of that (phew!) and with an eight-month-old little cherub, my focus has shifted to losing baby weight and how as a dietitian I can help other women by what I experience, lose baby weight safely, without 'dieting.' It's awfully ...

Live By program gives La Crosse area people in recovery stepping stone to independence - La Crosse Tribune

Wed, 2018-01-10 17:06

La Crosse Tribune

Live By program gives La Crosse area people in recovery stepping stone to independence
La Crosse Tribune
Since the facility opened, 10 individuals ages 18 to 55 have resided there, paying a $430 monthly rent, either out of pocket or with county assistance, for a private bedroom, two communal bathrooms and kitchens and living room, as well as assistance ...

One smart upstream investment - Politico

Wed, 2018-01-10 05:39

Politico

One smart upstream investment
Politico
We've even cut the rate of child poverty in half since the 1960s. Now we need to do it again. There are so many evidence-based and cost-effective strategies that work: increasing the minimum wage, developing robust prenatal and parenting support ...

Drugs in motherhood:My children suffered because of my drunkenness - The Standard

Wed, 2018-01-10 03:00

The Standard

Drugs in motherhood:My children suffered because of my drunkenness
The Standard
I got pregnant again and my baby suffered withdrawal symptoms every time I didn't take drugs. Seeing my baby suffer would sometimes put me between a rock and a hard place because I would often use the money meant for food to buy drugs so that my baby ...

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Drugs in motherhood:My children suffered because of my drunkenness - The Standard

Wed, 2018-01-10 03:00

The Standard

Drugs in motherhood:My children suffered because of my drunkenness
The Standard
I got pregnant again and my baby suffered withdrawal symptoms every time I didn't take drugs. Seeing my baby suffer would sometimes put me between a rock and a hard place because I would often use the money meant for food to buy drugs so that my baby ...

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Prisoners of injustice - M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism

Wed, 2018-01-10 01:11

M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism

Prisoners of injustice
M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism
Ghadi is nursing “loss of lumbar lordosis” and “degenerative changes of the lumbar spine”, according to his medical reports, which INK has seen. He walks with crutches. Exode Kiza fled ethnic violence in his native Rwanda, escaping with his partner and ...

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Breastfeeding beyond infancy: 'It is very healthy and normal' - Irish Times

Tue, 2018-01-09 01:01

Irish Times

Breastfeeding beyond infancy: 'It is very healthy and normal'
Irish Times
The stay-at-home mum breastfed her daughter until she was 2½, weaning her “gently” over a five-month period. “Being pregnant was my impetus to encourage weaning,” says Mulcahy. “It was [also] a conscious decision, as I wanted to have the same one-to ...

January 2018 Calendar-at-a-Glance - Cenla Focus

Mon, 2018-01-08 15:39

Cenla Focus

January 2018 Calendar-at-a-Glance
Cenla Focus
January 6: Breastfeeding Class, RRMC Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 9:00am-3:00pm. Intended for women wanting to breastfeed their infants, this one-day class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and focuses on advantages ...

Botswana: Asylum-seekers accuse prison officials of ill-treatment and sexual assault - Daily Maverick

Mon, 2018-01-08 12:11

Daily Maverick

Botswana: Asylum-seekers accuse prison officials of ill-treatment and sexual assault
Daily Maverick
Ghadi is nursing “loss of lumbar lordosis” and “degenerative changes of the lumbar spine”, according to his medical reports, which INK has seen. He walks with crutches. Exode Kiza fled ethnic violence in his native Rwanda, escaping with his partner and ...

Love & Death — The Murder of Dr. Elana Fric Shamji - Ottawa Magazine

Mon, 2018-01-08 11:04

Love & Death — The Murder of Dr. Elana Fric Shamji
Ottawa Magazine
Elana Fric was almost never born at all. Her parents, Jo and Ana Fric, were Croatian immigrants who had settled in Windsor to take up jobs on the line at Chrysler and General Motors. After their eldest daughter, Carolina, was born in 1970, Ana suffered ...