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  • Rhesus Disease & Factor | Signs and Treatment - Huggies
    We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Rhesus Disease The Rhesus factor is a special antigen or protein on the surface of red blood cells This is a protective mechanism which helps the body to recognize its own blood Everyone inherits genes from their parents which determine their blood group as well as the tendency to either have these antigens or not People are either Rh positive or Rh negative In 85 of the population the D antigens are present which means that the majority of the population have a positive blood group In the remaining 15 they are absent which means these individuals have a negative blood group Problems arise when a mother has a negative blood group though her baby is positive Rhesus Disease otherwise known as haemolytic disease of the newborn is a complication which can occur when a mother produces antibodies which attack her Rh positive baby s red blood cells Rhesus Disease can be prevented when an Rh negative mother is given an injection of a special compound known as Anti D within 72 hours of her having her baby It is particularly important that she receives this as her future babies can be affected What about the Baby If an Rh negative mother and her Rh negative partner conceive a baby then there is no problem The baby develops a negative blood group as well so no antibodies are produced Likewise when an Rh positive mother conceives a baby with a man who is Rh negative there are no problems either The good news is that Rhesus Disease in developed countries is very rare It is standard ante natal procedure for all mothers very early in their pregnancy to have their blood group tested If a mother has a negative blood group this is noted in her chart and further blood testing for antibody screening is done at around 28 weeks of gestation What are the Different Blood Types Blood groups come in either A B AB or O The Rhesus factor is what is added onto the blood group e g A negative A B positive B and so on Genes work in pairs Fathers with a positive blood group can carry a positive and a negative gene Because positive is dominant

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  • Shingles and Pregnancy | Signs and Treatment - Huggies
    and interference with the site is prohibited the Huggies Forum is a facility available to Huggies Baby Club members to express their own thoughts and opinions All thoughts and opinions expressed on the forum are the thoughts and opinions of the participants and not ours There are specific Forum Terms and Conditions that apply to you when you use the forum content submitted to the forum or the site must not be inappropriate offensive illegal or infringing or for commercial gain other than in the Promote Your Business forum the site forum and all content is provided on an as is basis without any warranties of any kind and to the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Shingles and Pregnancy If it s easier you can think of shingles also called herpes zoster as chickenpox s back up plan The varicella zoster virus causes both illnesses but you can only get shingles if you ve had chickenpox before Chickenpox and Shingles explained Chickenpox is the primary disease of the two It is the disease you get first and mostly only once Shingles is a secondary disease of chickenpox It is a result of the chickenpox virus reactivating in your system You can only catch shingles once and only if you have already had the chickenpox If you have never had chickenpox the first time that you come into contact with someone with either shingles or chickenpox you will only catch chickenpox not shingles The good news You can only get each disease once How contagious is shingles Unlike chickenpox you can t catch shingles from infected people who are coughing or sneezing around you Only the fluid inside the blisters of a shingles rash is contagious A person must come into contact with this fluid by touching the

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  • Strep B in Pregnancy | Signs and Treatment - Huggies
    uses unauthorised modifications or copying of the content and interference with the site is prohibited the Huggies Forum is a facility available to Huggies Baby Club members to express their own thoughts and opinions All thoughts and opinions expressed on the forum are the thoughts and opinions of the participants and not ours There are specific Forum Terms and Conditions that apply to you when you use the forum content submitted to the forum or the site must not be inappropriate offensive illegal or infringing or for commercial gain other than in the Promote Your Business forum the site forum and all content is provided on an as is basis without any warranties of any kind and to the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Strep B in Pregnancy What is strep B Strep B sounds more serious that it usually is It is a commonly occurring and rarely harmful bacteria in our bodies and about one in every five women in Australia have it in their system without any noticeable symptoms For the most part babies exposed to strep B its medical name is Group B streptococcus before or during birth are born without any complications However for some women strep B can cause serious illness and sometimes death in newborn babies These cases are rare but if left untreated newborn babies who contract a strep B infection can become ill with serious illnesses such as Meningitis Pneumonia Pyelonephritis Gastroenteritis Thankfully the rate of newborn deaths from strep B is declining in Australian maternity hospitals due to increased strep B preventative screenings Symptoms of having strep B in your system It s hard to know if you have strep B because the bacteria don t usually cause any noticeable symptoms Also even if you do discover that

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  • Pregnancy Discrimination at Work | Useful Advice - Huggies
    to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Pregnancy Discrimination at Work The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent group set up by the federal government It ensures that the legislation governing anti discrimination in Australia is carried out and if there is an infringement of the law they will investigate The specific legislations which relate to pregnancy discrimination are included in the Sex Discrimination Act of 1984 Key aspects of this act include Promoting equality between men and women Eliminating any discrimination between individuals on the basis of their sex gender marital status pregnancy or family responsibilities The elimination of sexual harassment through an individuals work and in the provision of goods and services and accommodation Check the Australian Human Rights Commission for more details Also check the Industrial Relations Act 1996 which provides information on parental leave entitlements What is pregnancy discrimination Pregnancy discrimination is when a woman is denied equal opportunity for employment advancement and promotion on the grounds of her being pregnant When the same rights are not afforded to her as her non pregnant colleagues she is being discriminated against When the conditions of her employment are changed she is demoted retrenched or her employer does not include her in opportunities for job education training she is also being discriminated against If a woman is not employed because her potential employer suspects she may be pregnant or has the potential to become pregnant this too is a form of discrimination Proving this can be very difficult though If however because of her pregnancy a woman is genuinely unable to complete the terms of her employment or her pregnancy prevents her from executing her usual duties pregnancy discrimination does not apply If your usual job exposes you or your unborn baby to potential risks while you are pregnan t you will need to speak with your employer Finding a safe working alternative or going on lighter duties will be important Women in the chemical dental heavy

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  • Maternity Leave Entitlements and Laws - Huggies
    and use this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to the Site Terms and Conditions In summary the Site Terms and Conditions provide that all of the intellectual property in the content on the site is owned by us there are certain restrictions on the use of the site For example most commercial uses unauthorised modifications or copying of the content and interference with the site is prohibited the Huggies Forum is a facility available to Huggies Baby Club members to express their own thoughts and opinions All thoughts and opinions expressed on the forum are the thoughts and opinions of the participants and not ours There are specific Forum Terms and Conditions that apply to you when you use the forum content submitted to the forum or the site must not be inappropriate offensive illegal or infringing or for commercial gain other than in the Promote Your Business forum the site forum and all content is provided on an as is basis without any warranties of any kind and to the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Maternity Leave Entitlements The Australian Government sets a minimum standard for maternity leave entitlements also known as parental leave through the National Employment Standards NES These standards have been in place since January 2010 These standards set out what is the minimum entitlements you must receive for parental leave but if you are one of the lucky ones you may benefit from more generous maternity leave entitlements depending on what your employer offers and if your job is covered under a specific Award or Workplace Agreement Below we have answered the most common questions parents have about maternity leave entitlements Who is eligible for maternity leave If you re a full time or part time employee

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  • Maternity Leave Notice Letter to Employer - Huggies
    has been created for your information education entertainment and communication You should read the full Site Terms and Conditions so you know what is available through this site and what your obligations and rights are when you access and use this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to the Site Terms and Conditions In summary the Site Terms and Conditions provide that all of the intellectual property in the content on the site is owned by us there are certain restrictions on the use of the site For example most commercial uses unauthorised modifications or copying of the content and interference with the site is prohibited the Huggies Forum is a facility available to Huggies Baby Club members to express their own thoughts and opinions All thoughts and opinions expressed on the forum are the thoughts and opinions of the participants and not ours There are specific Forum Terms and Conditions that apply to you when you use the forum content submitted to the forum or the site must not be inappropriate offensive illegal or infringing or for commercial gain other than in the Promote Your Business forum the site forum and all content is provided on an as is basis without any warranties of any kind and to the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Maternity Leave Letter It is an exciting time in the lead up to your maternity leave Here are some key steps to take in order to obtain parental leave from your workplace 10 weeks before commencing leave You must supply your employer with written notice of your intention to take parental leave This should occur ten weeks before your due date You may prefer to notify your employer of your intentions earlier than this and this can be

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  • Paid Parental Leave Scheme | Maternity Pay Entitlements - Huggies
    for your information education entertainment and communication You should read the full Site Terms and Conditions so you know what is available through this site and what your obligations and rights are when you access and use this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to the Site Terms and Conditions In summary the Site Terms and Conditions provide that all of the intellectual property in the content on the site is owned by us there are certain restrictions on the use of the site For example most commercial uses unauthorised modifications or copying of the content and interference with the site is prohibited the Huggies Forum is a facility available to Huggies Baby Club members to express their own thoughts and opinions All thoughts and opinions expressed on the forum are the thoughts and opinions of the participants and not ours There are specific Forum Terms and Conditions that apply to you when you use the forum content submitted to the forum or the site must not be inappropriate offensive illegal or infringing or for commercial gain other than in the Promote Your Business forum the site forum and all content is provided on an as is basis without any warranties of any kind and to the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Paid Parental Leave Scheme Recent changes to legislation have meant some significant changes to your maternity leave rights Under current legislation eligible employees who are the primary carer of a newborn or adopted child are entitled to 18 weeks leave that will be paid at the national minimum wage In addition eligible working dads and partners including same sex partners get 2 weeks leave paid at the national minimum wage Australian employers are also required to provide 12 months of unpaid

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  • Dad and Partner Pay | Paternity Leave - Huggies
    to the Site Terms and Conditions In summary the Site Terms and Conditions provide that all of the intellectual property in the content on the site is owned by us there are certain restrictions on the use of the site For example most commercial uses unauthorised modifications or copying of the content and interference with the site is prohibited the Huggies Forum is a facility available to Huggies Baby Club members to express their own thoughts and opinions All thoughts and opinions expressed on the forum are the thoughts and opinions of the participants and not ours There are specific Forum Terms and Conditions that apply to you when you use the forum content submitted to the forum or the site must not be inappropriate offensive illegal or infringing or for commercial gain other than in the Promote Your Business forum the site forum and all content is provided on an as is basis without any warranties of any kind and to the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Paternity Leave Can dads or partners stay at home after bub is born Yes they certainly can If you have a baby or adopt a child on or after 1 January 2013 you or your partner could be eligible for Dad and Partner Pay Eligible working fathers and partners can obtain up to 2 weeks of Dad and Partner Pay when they have or adopt a child Dad and Partner Pay will provide 2 weeks government funded payment at the National Minimum Wage This can be taken concurrently with the primary carer 18 week government funded Paid Parental Leave You can get the full details of the plan here The current rate for Dad and Partner Pay is 641 05 per week before tax This is the hourly rate

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