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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) introduced a bill on Tuesday that calls for employers to provide at least three days of paid leave for workers who experience a miscarriage.
“Our bill sends a message to families that they are not alone, and would support those experiencing the loss of a pregnancy by providing them with the resources, workforce supports, and care necessary to recover and heal,” she added.
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Position your baby for birth with belly sifting or Rebozo Manteada. A rebozo scarf is an exercise tool that can be integrated into your pregnancy experience. Used daily, it reminds the body where gravity is to help your baby find balance and the best position for labor. A spine forward position on the maternal body is ideal, where the baby's back is directly forward on the mother.
Groaning Cake Recipe
For the Cake Batter:
3 cups whole wheat or spelt flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tps salt
Spice mix: 1 Tbsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp cloves, 1 tsp ground fennel seeds, 1 tsp ground fenugreek)
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup honey
2 Tbsp molasses
2 Tbsp rum (optional)
1/3 cup whole milk yogurt
1/3 cup whole milk
1/2 cup grated apple (loose, not packed in)
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spice mix, and walnuts (if using).
Put the butter in a medium metal bowl and place it in the hot oven until it begins to melt a bit. Remove from the oven. Add the honey and molasses and whisk until blended. Add the rum and mix well, until heavy and silky.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add the yoghurt, milk, grated apple, grated carrot, grated zucchini, and coconut. Add this to the honey-butter mixture and mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold gently, until the batter is homogeneous. Be careful not to overmix.
Pour into an oiled and floured 10-inch springform cake pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes in a 350F oven. The cake is done when the top is golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Cake should be cooled for about 10 minutes in the pan, and then removed from the pan to continue cooling on a rack.
To make the frosting, blend the room temperature cream cheese and maple syrup, using a hand blender or electric mixer. Refrigerate until cake has cooled. Once the cake has cooled, butter the frosting on top of the cake. Slice and serve.
1/2 cup grated zucchini (loose, not packed in)
1/2 cup grated coconut
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
For the cream cheese icing:
1 x 8 oz package of cream cheese, at room temperature
3 Tbsp maple syrup
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