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Breastfeeding mothers can plan ahead for pumping at work

Being a mom is hard work. When you are a new mom, you have a lot going on. You are caring for a brand new baby that needs your constant care and support. It is your duty to bathe, nurture and nourish your child. For some mothers, this includes breast feeding your baby.

Beating the bully: Can you be fired for defending someone?

Sarah was tired of seeing it happening. Her office was mostly men, and for the few women who worked there, it felt like something between an old boy's club and a fraternity. When Sarah's co-worker, Shelby, was pregnant, the men constantly commented on her burgeoning belly. They touched her stomach without permission and made crude jokes about how she had ended up "in the family way."

Disrespect or harassment: Where do you draw the line?

Who hasn’t had a co-worker over the years that drove them crazy—constantly coming in late, avoiding work, foisting their assignments on someone else’s shoulders? Working with a co-worker who is disrespectful can take your job from okay to awful in no time. And with a third of our lives spent at work, that can start to feel like a very heavy burden.

Female Doctors Face Gender And Maternity Discrimination

A recent survey published by JAMA Internal Medicine, 4 out of 5 respondents out of nearly 6,000 physician mothers surveyed reported experiencing discrimination, either in reaction to gender or maternity. While there were limitations to the design study, and there is a possibility that respondents may have self-selected to some degree, the survey quantifies what many female doctors have been reporting for years.

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