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Category: Being Pregnant

Paid Parental Leave Changes – Everything You Need to Know

The Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill is back and this time I think it will be passed by Parliament. I don’t believe the Government would reintroduce the Bill if it didn’t think it would pass. This is my summary of all of the changes you should know about if it goes through in its current state. There will probably be some changes before the final version. The Bill refers to your employer provided paid leave as ‘primary carer pay’ and I will do the same here. Paid Parental Leave (PPL) is the 18 weeks of minimum wage provided by the government.

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9 months in my active wear

January 2013 my period was late….Oh oh. I wasn’t expecting that…. 3 months later I realised I was doing this alone – definitely never thought I’d be in that position. I could have fallen in a heap and cried my lonely self to sleep every night, I no longer had a partner I had no family close by but I did have this special little human growing inside of me. We were already close, I could already tell this little guy was something so special.

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Is Folate Toxic?

We have all heard that folate is an essential B vitamin to be taken when trying to conceive and continued during your pregnancy to minimise you baby’s chances of developing spina bifida. But did you know that 20-40% of us can not break down synthetic folate (B9). In fact there is a blood test anyone looking at incorporating folate into their daily diet should do before starting your folate supplement. It is called the MTHFR mutation gene test and a positive result indicates you are one of the 20-40% that carry the MTHFR mutant gene.

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Australian Multiple Birth Association Multiple Birth Awareness Week – 13-20 March 2016 “Leave no family behind”

In 2016 we’re working to build a stronger multiple birth community to ensure all families are connected with much needed support and community.

Multiple Birth Awareness Week (MBAW), 13-20 March 2016, aims to raise awareness of the important work done by the Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) and local clubs around Australia in supporting families and the multiple birth community.

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