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How to cope with morning sickness

First signs of pregnancy are well known to be a missed period and a queasy feeling, known as morning sickness.

In fact, morning sickness affects up to nine out of 10 pregnant women, so don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Whilst morning sickness is the most common symptom of pregnancy, how much it impacts you varies per individual. About one in three women will feel sick but not actually vomit, whereas others will feel queasy all day long. The good news is that it usually ends after the first trimester when your hormones settle.

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What to pack for your big day!

Midwives recommend that you have your hospital bag ready at 36 weeks to avoid any last minute panic – especially if your new baby decides to make an early entrance!

Even if you’re not planning a hospital birth, it’s better to be prepared for the unexpected.

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Paternity Leave: What you need to know

Ordinary Paternity Leave is defined as “time you can take off to support your partner. If you're an employee (not a worker, contractor or self-employed), you're entitled to either one or two weeks' paternity leave. You must take it as a whole week or consecutive weeks.”

Whether you're a dad-to-be, the long-term partner of a woman who's now pregnant, or both, you're entitled to a certain amount of unpaid time off work before the baby's born. This allows you to accompany the mum-to-be on up to two of her antenatal appointments.

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Maternity Leave: What You Need To Know

We go back to basics to look at what Maternity Leave is about and what there is to consider in the decision making process. Remember, everyone is different and there is no right or wrong answer – it’s about you, your lifestyle and your employment situation.

What is Maternity Leave

Simply, Maternity Leave is defined as a ‘period of absence from work granted to a mother before and after the birth of her child.”

How much Maternity Leave can I take?

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