One in seven women made redundant after maternity leave amid growing discrimination

One in seven women made redundant after maternity leave amid growing discriminationMore than half of women who were discriminated against 'suffer in silence'Tenth of women found themselves replaced by their maternity leave coverOne in seven felt they were overlooked for a promotion following maternity30,000 women lose jobs every year due to to pregnancy discrimination By Emily Andrews PUBLISHED: 14:40 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 10 March 2013 Discrimination: A survey of 1,000 women found that more than half of women subjected to discrimination 'suffer in silence', with one in seven made redundant One in seven women are made redundant after their maternity leave, according to a study. And campaigners say discrimination against those who return to work after giving birth is on the increase. The study found that 40 per cent said their jobs had changed by the time they returned, with half reporting a cut in hours or demotion

Fury as maternity ward allows pregnant woman to bring her dog to watch two-hour birth

Fury as maternity ward allows pregnant woman to bring her dog to watch two-hour birthSt Michael's Hospital in Bristol said the dog had a 'calming presence'But a hospital source said staff are worried a precedent has been setThe hospital insists a thorough cleaning was carried out after the birthThe labrador – Barney – is a certified 'therapy dog' By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 02:48 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 A hospital allowed a pregnant woman to take her pet dog into a maternity ward so it could watch her give birth. Managers justified the extraordinary action by saying that the dog – who is called Barney and is believed to be a Labrador – had a ‘calming presence’.

The secret midwife: Psychotic mothers, exhausted doctors and nurses asleep on the job: A whistleblower reveals the

The secret midwife: Psychotic mothers, exhausted doctors and nurses asleep on the job: A whistleblower reveals the desperate truth behind those rose-tinted TV shows | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 15 December 2012 With Call The Midwife and One Born Every Minute enjoying huge success, bringing babies into the world has rarely had more attention. Yet the reality could hardly be more different from the cosy TV image. In fact, maternity care is facing crisis

Autumn statement: Osborne accused of "mummy tax" on maternity pay and squeezing struggling families with child benefit rise of just 20p a…

Women pregnant with first child or planning to have another baby are being hit with a new 'mummy tax' says Labour George Osborne revealed plans to limit increase in benefits to just 1pcBut Chancellor failed to mention it will hit statutory maternity pay | UPDATED: 00:25 GMT, 7 December 2012 Women who are pregnant with their first child or mothers planning to have another baby are among the biggest losers in the mini-Budget.

Proof Labour is unfit to run the economy

Proof Labour is unfit to run the economy | UPDATED: 00:33 GMT, 7 December 2012 With awesome predictability, Ed Balls – whose catastrophic performance the day before was one of the political own goals of the year – took to the airwaves yesterday to denounce the cancerous ‘unfairness’ of George Osborne’s Autumn Statement. He was particularly keen to savage the Chancellor’s decision to peg welfare rises at 1 per cent for three years – a policy designed to save 4.2billion and end the perversity of benefits for the unemployed rising faster than wages. Yes, we regret those drawing in-work benefits will suffer

Mother goes into labour nine weeks early at her husband"s hospital bedside after he almost dies in horrific crash

Mother goes into labour nine weeks early at her husband's hospital bedside after he almost dies in horrific crash Adam Hambly, of Plymouth, suffered serious injuries in the head on collision in November Wife Jo, 35, went into labour with baby Grace two months early as she waited at his bedside for him to recoverAll three now face Christmas in hospital as they recover in neighbouring wards | UPDATED: 19:15 GMT, 3 December 2012 A wife went into labour at her husband's hospital bedside nine weeks early after the shock of finding out he had suffered a horrific car crash. Adam Hambly, 32, was left fighting for his life after suffering multiple injuries in the head-on smash in November