Mar 31

Leap of faith inspired by toddler Jessica

Leap of faith inspired by toddler Jessica
Mum Marianne initially struggled to cope and was diagnosed with post-natal depression but found support in the babies and bumps group, organised by charity National Childbirth Trust (NCT). Marianne, of St John's Road, Fletton, said: “I got post-natal …
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First-time mothers who delay pregnancy till after establishing career 'more
By Claire Bates Women who delay having a baby until they have established their careers are more likely to suffer from postnatal depression, scientists say. A study from Norway suggest older mothers are more likely to 'over-prepare' for their …
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Mar 25

Young Cash feat. T-Pain “I Support Single Mothers”

Young Cash feat. T-Pain

Get song now on iTunes at itunes.apple.com “Money flying everywhere…” Literally. Nappy Boys Young Cash & T-Pain get out in the community and support the single mothers in this new video. Video was shot mostly at King of Diamonds in Miami and features cameos by Midget Mac, Cubana Lust and Nappy Boy artists Tay Dizm and One Chance. New Mixtape T-Pain presents The Nappy Boy All Stars Vol 1 dropping soon. Directed by Chris Champion Morgan. Paradiseislost.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Mar 23

Latest Support For Mothers News

Charles Barron, the most anti-charter-school candidate in the Towns race
We are mothers, fathers, grandparents and caretakers of children who range from babies to college students. We support Charles Barron for Congress because Charles has proven to us that he will fight and ensure our children receive a well-rounded …
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Luciano: Help make better moms and safer babies
Over the years, such sad news stories particularly hit hard at the Women's Pregnancy Center, an educational and support agency at 1825 N. Knoxville Ave. The staff understands the simple, lethal economics: Poor mothers cannot afford cribs, …
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New support group offers helping hand to parents of troubled teens
I think the group will be a great source of support for a lot of people,” she commented. “We had five parents there on Monday night and we had apologies from a few other people who couldn't make it,” Mr Hamilton explained. “But I've already received a …
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Mar 21

What’s in a name?

We used to be deferent. Put us in a room with professionals or business leaders, and we were properly respectful, bowing and scraping for any crumbs falling from their buffet tables. It was socially acceptable to complain about the plumber. This was a working man and his reputation meant nothing. There were teams of high-powered attorneys lining up to threaten defamation actions if you were to suggest one of their high-status clients was anything less than perfect. Then along came the internet and, suddenly, there was an outpouring of complaints about everyone, regardless of their status. Although most people reserve their anger for the more popular services and products, an increasing number have been prepared to suggest equally poor standards from those offering more exclusive services. This has induced some degree of paranoia from the medical and dental professions and, with the help of attorneys, they have been working on a number of legal strategies to defend their interests. However, before we get to that, there has been some interesting research published by Tufts University School of Medicine in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

The research examined thirty-three sites carrying reviews of doctors and dentists working in the Boston area. It found almost 90% of the reviews were positive. Where there were complaints, they tended to be about the administrative side of the practice, e.g. there were long waiting times, it was difficult to park nearby, and so on. Many doctors have been complaining they cannot respond to complaints because of doctor/patient confidentiality. Obviously, this privacy concern does not affect the complaints about matters outside the professional relationship. In short, there was little for the Boston medical establishment to worry about. Although this is limited to one area of the country, it may suggest the professional concerns are unrealistic, i.e. they want to go back one-hundred years to the time when no one criticized their betters.

The legal battles are now growing more public on free speech issues. Some doctors and dentists have been insisting their patients sign agreements banning the publication of any comments about their treatment on electronic media. The intention is to gag everyone whether online or using one of the many different electronic messaging systems. No action is available against the ISPs or the sites that host the comments. They have legal protection and, for the most part, they ignore take-down notices issued by doctors and dentists. So attorneys have been threatening individuals with actions for defamation and breach of contract where they have signed confidentiality agreements.

To reassure you, it is very doubtful any of the confidentiality agreements you have been asked to sign are legally enforceable. Nevertheless, unless you have specialized legal advice when the threats arrive, it can be highly stressful. The intention, of course, is to deter as many people as possible from posting any reviews of doctors and dentists. In this, health insurance providers could play a useful role. Indeed, they could be directly involved in disputes if network doctors and dentists refuse treatment unless their patients sign non-disclosure agreements. The whole point of health insurance plans is to provide easy access to effective treatment. If doctors and dentists begin to lay down unreasonable conditions, this defeats the purpose of the insurance.

Mar 21

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Mother's Day Ride In Support Of Afghan Heroes

What started out as 10000 bikers riding through Wootton Bassett ended up being close to 20000 riding in support of the Afghan Heroes charity. Many thanks to all those riders who took part. Read more about the event here: news.bbc.co.uk

Mar 20

Olympics-Walsh juggles motherhood in quest for gold

Olympics-Walsh juggles motherhood in quest for gold
By Julian Linden | NEW YORK, March 19 (Reuters) – With two Olympic gold medals dangling around her neck and two toddlers at her feet, Kerri Walsh already knows the importance of having balance in her life. That new sense of perspective is what the …
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Charlize Theron Talks Motherhood: 'It's Amazing'
Access Hollywood caught up with the actress over the weekend at WonderCon, where she spoke about the joys of having new son Jackson – whom she adopted earlier this month – in her life. “It's amazing,” she told Access in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday.
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Charlize Theron strips off for milk bath in new Snow White And The Huntsman
Although she is basking in the glow of new motherhood following the adoption of baby son Jackson, Theron is having to tear herself away to promote the upcoming film. As the evil Queen Ravenna, Theron is stunning competition for Kristen Stewart's Snow …
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Mar 18

Latest Support For Mothers News

Service families support praised
Ofsted inspectors praised the centre following its first inspection, highlighting projects including the lone parents 'tea-time club', and support for teenage mothers and parents of twins. Centre leader Jo Smith, herself a former RAF wife, …
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Baby experts' books leave mothers feeling confused and inadequate
In Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000, she says every manual designed to offer support and advice to women has had the opposite effect, leaving them dispirited and feeling inadequate. She spoke to women about the advice given by …
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Mother's Day: The seven ages of motherhood
She is the mother of Clare, 54, Jacqueline, 51, Caroline , 49, and Lorraine, 45 My husband died a year ago and my daughters were a great support. But now my youngest has just been diagnosed with breast cancer – and another daughter had it five years …
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Mar 17

Open Arms PC Who can join moms’ support group at the pregnancy center

www.openarmspc.org Invitation for expectant mothers and mothers with children up to 3 years to join in the moms’ support groups on Thursdays at Open Arms Pregnancy Center in Augusta, Maine. Some of the benefits of participating.

New Orleans continuously ranks as one of the most violent cites in America. In 2006, it was ranked as having the highest murders per capita in the US, and in 2007 the murder rate increased by 30 percent. “Hurting Mothers Because of Violence” is a support group for mothers of murder victims. It was started at The New Hope Baptist Church by Desiree Watson Jones after her son was killed. By sharing their stories, the woman portrayed in this piece hope they are showing other mothers and family members affected by violence that they are not alone. Vocal performance of the gospel standard “Soon I Will Be Done” performed by Linda Campbell Mothers Hurting Because of Violence ReachOut Laboring Ministries c/o New Hope Baptist Church 1807 LaSalle St. New Orleans, La 70115 United for Peace in New Orleans (the group who organized the march for peace) www.peaceispossibleneworleans.com United for Peace in New Orleans 5519 Freret St. New Orleans, La 70115 This is an entry in Project:Report: www.youtube.com I would like to thank everyone involved.
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