HR Talk: 13 Questions Answered about the 105-Day Maternity Leave Law (And an Excel Calculator to Compute Mat Ben)

The RA No. 11210 105-Day Maternity Leave Law is one of the most highly celebrated laws passed by the Duterte government last 2019. Despite the hoopla surrounding this law, so many people are still confused about its application, specifically how the maternity benefit is computed. Even as I’ve browsed through multiple articles, so many writers […]

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Getting my Second D&C

I was admitted in FEU Hospital for my second D&C or raspa due to another missed abortion. I chose FEU Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation instead of St. Luke’s QC because it was my OB’s main hospital. Also, I had my last D&C at St. Luke’s and so was curious how different would my D&C experience […]

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Another One Bites the Dust

I was pregnant. And then I wasn’t. As per my last, the heartbeat stopped last week. It was a healthy 115 beats last May 18, and now, it hasn’t grown. The embryo is 7 weeks old. The baby should have been this week today: We are sad of course. Why is it that other women […]

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When you lose a baby via miscarriage

**WARNING: SOME TROUBLING, VERY DISTURBING BLOODY PHOTOS OF MY EXPERIENCE AHEAD*** I miscarried and had my raspa last Wednesday, August 15. We lost the baby at 11 weeks old. The heartbeat simply stopped. We didn’t know until the 14th week when I started spotting. Apparently, our baby was already dead for 3 weeks. We learned […]

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