Embarrassing conditions that affect women during pregnancy

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 PREGNANCY is marked by a number of bodily changes and moms-to-be look forward to the amazing new features such as glowing skin, a thick head of hair, and of course the gorgeous bump. Unfortunately, consultant obstetrician-gynaecologist Dr Keisha Buchanan said that pregnancy symptoms are not always blush-worthy, and can come with quite a bit of embarrassment. The good thing, though, is that they are likely to be temporary.

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Nature’s babies better behaved

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NEW research from Hong Kong has shown that children who spend time in nature may benefit from fewer behavioural and emotional problems and improved pro-social behaviour.

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Photo: Hello there!

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Model: Nathan Pearce

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Rewarding children’s behaviour with screen time can lead to more screen time

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NEW Canadian research has found that parents who reward their children with screen time for good behaviour could be encouraging children to spend more time in front of a screen, especially on weekends.

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When the morning after pill WON’T WORK

Observer on January 14th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

THE emergency contraceptive pill has taken on the name of ‘morning after pill’, perhaps because it is usually taken at just that time — the morning after unprotected sex when a woman wakes up and realises that she doesn’t want to get pregnant. And while we know that the pill almost always will work, it is worth knowing when it won’t. Pharmacist at New Knutsford Pharmacy, Shanice Francis, tells us about the few occasions on which the morning after pill might…

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Frustrating legal issues that women have taken into 2019

Observer on January 14th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

WHILE 2018 was a year which saw moves being made on behalf of Jamaican women, there are still some legal and other frustrations which continue to stymie women’s development. Some of these have been on and off the books for years with no real action; others are sluggishly moving through the system, and others haven’t seen the light of day, as some women’s issues aren’ t seen as priority by lawmakers.

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Diet, nutrition to aid in ageing well

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DEAR DONOVAN,I am approaching my 40th birthday and want to take better care of my skin so that I age well. Right now my skin is clear and wrinkle free for the most part, but I have some blotchiness and discolouration that I am sure can get better with a good diet. I also have a double chin and some facial fat, as well as bags under my eyes. Can you suggest foods that I need to include in my diet to ensure that I age well, and which can get rid of these conditions? Or can you…

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Legal guardianship hold-up after parents abandon child

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DEAR MRS MACAULAY,I’ve had a child in my custody over two years now. I am her sole provider since the death of her guardian. The mother and father want nothing to do with her. I have been seeking legal guardianship through the Family Court but without success. The father, mother and myself have been to the court on several occasions but the father denies paternity and refuses to do a DNA test. The mother is not in a position to care for the child and does not even want to see…

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Boyfriend is a DEAD WEIGHT

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I have been in a relationship for almost three years, half of it being long distance. We have had small disagreements which somehow became very huge obstacles. We have the same values and we want the same things in life; however, we are at two different points. I can be seen as moving forward career wise and with life knowing what I want and moving in that direction, while he feels stuck.

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‘I helped my husband discover he was GAY’

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“WE had just put our baby to bed and were having the last of the New Year’s wine a year ago, when my husband opened up about his childhood,” Moya B told All Woman. “It was the first time he was being so detailled, but I guess the alcohol loosened him up, and he started talking. That’s when I learned about the abuse, parental neglect, the sense of abandonment he still feels, and a teenaged sexual experience with a male neighbour,…

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