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We come in contact with over 300 toxins before we are even born. A 2011 study found that many pregnant American women carry multiple hazardous chemicals in their bodies, including compounds used as flame retardants. 13 more words

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New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.

The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination — and illegal. 790 more words

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Safety of pertussis vaccination in pregnant women in UK: observational study.

To examine the safety of pertussis vaccination in pregnancy.DESIGN: Observational cohort study.SETTING: The UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink.PARTICIPANTS: 20 074 pregnant women with a median age of 30 who received the pertussis vaccine and a matched historical unvaccinated control group.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Adverse events identified from clinical diagnoses during pregnancy, with additional data from the matched child record identified through mother-child linkage. 220 more words

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Yoga - Some Benefits - and Cautions - for Pregnant Women

Yoga, like walking, presents an easy-to-do, gentle, yet highly effective exercise regimen for people at all levels of physical fitness, including pregnant women. Learning to regulate breathing patterns, and to find optimum ways to achieve relaxation and manage stress, will have great benefits for a woman preparing to go into labor. 252 more words

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REPOST: One mother's triumph: Having a baby late in life

This article from New York Daily News tells the story of Karen Moulding, a woman in her late 40s who successfully gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. 760 more words

Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated 30-year-old guidelines to make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination and illegal. 884 more words

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Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated 30-year-old guidelines to make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination and illegal. 884 more words

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