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Woman Sits Next to Pregnant Stranger on Flight - Ends Up Adopting Her Newborn Baby
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Woman Sits Next to Pregnant Stranger on Flight - Ends Up Adopting Her Newborn Baby

They say that sometimes you can just be in the right place at the right time. That was most certainly the case for two strangers on an airplane a few years back when fate brought them together. Unbeknownst to either of these women at the time, their encounter would forever change both of their lives.A Routine FlightThere are multiple Delta flights from Atlanta to Raleigh, New Carolina, every single day. Yet one day in 2018, a woman named Temple Phipps was seated next to a woman named Samantha Snipes, who had missed her connecting flight and wound up on that one instead.The duo hit it off instantly and began sharing their stories. Snipes was eight months pregnant and had just left an abusive boyfriend. She thought maybe her partner would change after she told him she was pregnant, but it just got worse.“One night when he put his hands on me again, I was scared and insecure, and I wasn’t even sure how to live on my own at that point,” Snipes told ABC News. “The position I was in, [my baby] wasn't going to have a very good life. He was going to have a struggling life, and I didn't want any of that for him.”Phipps was sympathetic and revealed that at 42 years old, she had wanted to be a mother but was afraid her time to have a baby had passed. At the time, she was considering fostering or adopting, but as a single mother, all of the agencies she had spoken with passed her by.“Every time I would inquire, they'd said it ‘really needs to be a two-parent household,’” she recalled.A Fateful MeetingAs the plane touched down, the women exchanged numbers and said goodbye. A few days later, Snipes gave birth. She called Phipps and asked her to come visit. There, she asked Phipps if she wanted to adopt her son, Vaughn.“It just felt right talking with her and seeing her with the baby. She looked like she would be a great mother for him and she already looked like she loved him after holding him for an hour. The stuff that I wasn't feeling, she was feeling,” Snipes explained.After the adoption, Snipes stayed close by and continued to be in contact with the new family. She also began a photography company and wrote a blog about the experience. As for Phipps, she and Vaughn continue to make memories as he grows up.“I would just say to anybody, don't give up hope. I won the baby lottery for sure, miracles do happen and I think you can manifest those things. And this is what manifested,” Phipps added.A Complicated JourneyNot everyone’s journey to motherhood has a happy ending. But what’s so touching about this story is that one woman was able to become a mother in the most unexpected way, while someone who wasn’t ready to be a mom found a happy ending for her baby.It reminds those of us who want to be a parent that there is more than one way to be a mom or dad. Many families deal with infertility, while others, like Phipps, feel like the opportunity to have a child of their own has passed them by. But at the end of the day, there are also many children out there who are in need of a loving home.If being a mom or dad feels like your calling and you’re open to another way, this story of two fated women and an unborn baby is all the inspiration you need to always hold onto hope. More from Goalcast:Abandoned In Dumpster As Baby, He Vows To Make Adoptive Dad Proud – Now He’s A MillionaireWoman Has a Dream About the Same Baby for Months – Fights to Adopt Her Husband’s Dead Ex-wife’s Son10-Year-Old Nobody Wanted to Adopt Is Sent to Live With Foster Family – This Would Completely Change Both Their Lives

Woman Gives Birth to Baby Boy - Less Than 24 Hours Later, She Rushes to Graduate College With a PhD
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Woman Gives Birth to Baby Boy - Less Than 24 Hours Later, She Rushes to Graduate College With a PhD

Anyone who has ever birthed a baby knows how intense it is. Amazing, yes. Really, really, really exhausting? YES.Postpartum recovery is no joke. A mother's body has been stretched to the limit, literally. There's all sorts of pain and walking feels like torture by a thousand daggers with each step.But that didn't stop one new mom from taking the stage for her college graduation less than 24 HOURS after giving birth and only 3 HOURS after being discharged from the hospital. I am woman. Hear me roar. Sometimes Life Has Other Plans...It was a busy week for doctorate of nursing student Abby Bailiff, 28, of Thomasville, North Carolina. “I passed my boards on Monday, induced Tuesday, had baby Wednesday, graduated Thursday,” Bailiff told CBS-17.For the past three years, Bailiff has been attending the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing while simultaneously working full-time as a registered nurse. Oftentimes, she working the overnight shifts so she could attend school during the day, according to Good Morning America.As if that wasn't grueling enough, she also completed the last part of the doctor of nursing practice program WHILE pregnant. Whew. Bailiff knew her due date and graduation date were going to be close, but she had no idea they were going to be THAT close.The plan was to have her baby a week before the ceremony, giving her a chance to recuperate before donning her cap and gown. But apparently, Bodie had other plans. Mom Has a Baby and Graduates With a PhD in a Span of 24 HoursAs her due date came and went with no sign of baby Bodie, Bailiff got increasingly more and more nervous. "Every day past 40 weeks I was like, 'Oh gosh. This is getting closer and closer,'" Bailiff told GMA.So close, that just 2 days before she was supposed to walk the stage to receive her PhD, doctors finally induced her, concerned about Bodie's lung development.On May 3, at 3:08 p.m, Bodie James Bailiff said hello to the world, and Bailiff said hello to a new title, mom. Born 8lbs 11oz and 21.5 inches long, Bodie arrived safely, without any complications. After spending one night in the hospital, Bailiff and Bodie were discharged the following day — graduation day."I was still debating on whether I was going [to graduation] or not, because I didn't want to be, like, a bad mom and just up and leave him right when I got home," Bailiff said. "But around 1:30, I was like, 'I think I should really do this.' My sister and mom were here, and they were like, 'Well, let's get you ready.'"Just three hours after leaving the hospital, Bailiff crossed the stage at her graduation ceremony, gaining her second title, "Doctor," in less than 24 hours.Super.Woman.TikTok Video Goes Viral, Garnering Over 1.3 Million ViewsBailiff's sister, Hannah Allison, posted a video of the incredible accomplishment on TikTok, where it quickly went viral. She captioned it: "POV: you become a mom & doctor in the same 24 hours."The 9-second clip shows Bailiff's journey from the hospital to the stage, with a cameo from a very special guest of honor.The video garnered over 1.3 million views, nearly 170K likes, and 1300 comments. Bailiff was "blown away" by all of the support."This is the most bada$$ thing I’ve ever seen. 😍" One commenter wrote.Another wrote, "I don’t think Ive ever been so proud of someone I don’t know.""no one except women will understand how unreal amazing this is…. YOU GO GIRL."Commenter after commenter praised the new mom (and doctor!) and for good reason."At the moment, I was just like, I'll just go and do it, and then when my sister made the video, it just kind of put everything in perspective," Bailiff said.“I just felt like a superhero,” she added.One Woman’s Journey Is Inspiring OthersBailiff hopes that one day, Bodie will be inspired by his mom's story. And in the meantime, she hopes she can serve as an inspiration to other women out there, who are questioning if they really can do it all."Women are just so capable of doing whatever we can to accomplish our goals and still be a mom and still have career goals as well," Bailiff said.Her husband, Ben, agrees. He adds that this is just "a small sampling of how inspiring his wife truly is."Parenthood and pursuing one's dreams are not mutually exclusive. Women don't have to lose themselves in motherhood. “We as women can do whatever we set our minds to,” she concluded.More from Goalcast:Man Asks for Stories From People Who Only “Became Successful” After 40 Years and Twitter DeliversImmigrant Janitor Graduates From Nursing School – And Works at the Same Hospital He Used to Clean89-Year-Old Retiree Proves That Age Is Just a Number – He Defies All Odds and Gets His Ph.D. In Physics From Yale

Pregnant Woman Is Unable to Take Maternity Leave - Then, Her Manager Tells Her a Lie to Bring Her Into Work
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Pregnant Woman Is Unable to Take Maternity Leave - Then, Her Manager Tells Her a Lie to Bring Her Into Work

*Featured image contains photo by Matilda Wormwood and cottonbro studios.Some countries, including Canada, often boast that maternity leave is accessible for everyone for at least a year.However, what they don’t say is that many women are the sole earners for their family and rely on their entire income to make ends meet, so they can’t take maternity leave even if the government’s policy is seen as generous. Lisa Armstrong is a Vancouver Island native who works at A&W and absolutely loves her job. She values her customers and co-workers above all, calling them her “work family.”Why One Pregnant Woman Couldn’t Take Maternity LeavePhoto by Pavel DanilyukWhen Lisa announced that she was pregnant, her work family was obviously thrilled for her. They were less thrilled when they heard about her plans for maternity leave. In Canada, where Lisa lives, the government offers 12 months of maternity leave at 55% of the previous year’s salary. As her family’s sole earner, Lisa needs 100% of her income to get by, so she would not be able to take advantage of the government’s maternity leave program. Instead, she was planning on taking her two weeks of paid vacation, then returning to work afterwards. Lisa had no problem working while she was pregnant, but she didn’t expect to go into labor three and a half weeks early. The experience was frightening as her baby was born weighing less than five pounds and had to stay in the NICU for a while. Her plan to take only two weeks off for the birth of her son, Declan, was also foiled. She didn’t worry too much about the money, all of her energy was spent helping her baby son get strong, but she was happy when her manager Jillyse Fisher visited her in the hospital. Before she left the visit, Jillyse told Lisa that she would take her out to lunch as soon as the new little family felt ready. How Teen Employees Decided to Look Out for Their Co-worker Once Lisa and Declan were feeling ready for it, Jillyse picked them up for the lunch date she’d promised. On the way, she explained to Lisa that they would have to stop by the A&W as there was an urgent renovation issue she needed to tend to. That was a lie.Once they arrived at the A&W, Lisa found herself at a surprise baby shower -- the restaurant’s owners had provided food and cupcakes for the new mom. Then, her colleagues -- all teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 -- handed her an envelope. "It was $1,011.50 in there. It was almost my full paycheck in there. They didn’t want me to worry. They wanted me to take more time off,” Lisa said.The expression “it takes a village” is frequently used when we talk about raising a family. What comes to mind is often older, wiser people who can give us tips based on experience or help with childcare because they are retired. However, Lisa’s story proves that nobody is too young or too inexperienced to be a key part of your village. The teenagers who worked together to provide Lisa with something priceless -- more time with her baby son -- are pillars of her village. What an inspiration!

Husband Thinks Video Hes Making With His Wife Is for a Contest Entry - Is Shocked to Find Real Reason Why
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Husband Thinks Video Hes Making With His Wife Is for a Contest Entry - Is Shocked to Find Real Reason Why

It had been a rough 5-year patch for Doug and Brenda Price. They both needed an escape and were willing to try anything. But as they got in front of that camera with hopes of brighter days ahead, Brenda did something that would throw all of their plans off. A Married Couple’s Desperation for an EscapeAs the camera rolled, you can bet that 34-year-old Doug was dreaming of palm trees and daiquiris with Brenda. The two had recently celebrated ten years of marriage together, but the last 5 years were a strain. And so, the two were filming a video to try and win a trip to Aruba. To leave Nashville behind for a bit and bask in the sun would be a gift. Little did Doug know that in a few moments, he was about to be surprised with a gift far more shocking. A Wife’s Shocking Surprise for Her HusbandPhoto by Natalyia VaitkevichBrenda kicked off the video by saying that the trip would be nostalgic, as Aruba is where they spent their honeymoon. But then Brenda revealed other plans. She said that she and her 'dushi,' or darling, would actually prefer to go back on their 'Babymoon,' telling Doug 'I'm pregnant,' and showing him the test results. It was a magic moment five years in the making, as the couple had been struggling without success to get pregnant. Brenda had only learned the news 12 hours before the video, so she was antsy all day until Doug got home. The conception was 100% natural.Almost unable to talk, a teary-eyed Doug says 'Serious?' to a bawling, nodding Brenda as they both embrace. Then to lighten the mood, Doug asks 'What about our Aruba trip,' as they both laugh.Doug uploaded the video. In it, he said that while Brenda and he didn't get the trip to Aruba, 'I still think we got the better end of the deal'. Most of the over 2 million viewers agreed."This is so sweet. Made me cry. I'm happy for them! <3," wrote one."I burst in tears omg i didnt expect that you can see how much they want it ????," said another.One viewer did have a bone to pick, posting, "Dude, how could they NOT win that trip to Aruba?"Have to agree there.How One Couple Proves to Never Give Up on LifeDoug said that after the shock, he got papa bear protective feelings for his wife. He said he now 'just wants to be better' for Brenda and their child. Who can think of better motivation?Just what advice does the expecting couple have for others in the same struggle? "Not giving up hope is the number one thing," said Brenda. Doug agreed, saying, "To not give up hope is the one thing. Our biggest thing is we just wanted for people to have that hope." It actually gives hope to over 6 million. That's the number of women aged 15-44 the CDC reports have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. Let's hope this sweet story gives them motivation to not give up on life. Sending our love to the Prices!

Pregnant Woman Goes Into Labor on the Front Porch of Her House - Police Officer Jumps Into Action and Delivers Her Baby
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Pregnant Woman Goes Into Labor on the Front Porch of Her House - Police Officer Jumps Into Action and Delivers Her Baby

On a typical Monday morning in East Hampton, New York, a couple found themselves in a harrowing situation that could have gone terribly wrong if it weren't for the quick thinking and actions of a nearby police officer and her colleagues. “Have you ever done this before?” Cody Vichinsky asked East Hampton Town Police Officer Grace Peterson as the two knelt next to each other on Vichinsky’s front porch.“From the other side,” Officer Peterson responded, “Twice.”A Pregnant Woman Goes Into Labor on Her Front PorchThe pair were kneeling next to Vichinsky’s wife, Lauren, each holding one of her legs. Lauren Vichinsky was about to give birth to the couple’s second daughter — right there on the porch. A few minutes earlier, Officer Peterson had been assisting a woman who had fallen and broken her arm, when a call came in that a woman was going into labor.The 19-year police veteran sprinted to her car, and rushed to the house, pulling in to find Lieutenant Daniel Toia putting an oxygen mask on Lauren Vichinsky, who was on all fours on the front porch, in visible pain. “She was crying and timing her contractions with her phone — they were about two minutes apart — and she told me she had the urge to push,” the officer told local news. “It was her second child, so she knew that things were moving quickly. I could tell by her face that we were going to have that baby.”Though officers were trained in child delivery, for Peterson that was 19 years ago, and she largely relied on maternal instinct. Masterfully, she was able to orchestrate the scene, get necessary supplies and direct other officers on the scene -- who admittedly would have been lost without her. How One Woman Followed Her Instincts to Deliver a BabyThe local police chief even admitted that in his almost 3 decade tenure on the force, he had never seen a child delivery before. The other officers on the scene, both male, also acknowledged that Grace Peterson managed the scene instinctually, much to their relief. “Grace, it was like she’d done it a million times,” her colleague Toia said. “I asked her, ‘When the hell did you get an M.D.?’ She put on an outstanding performance. I’m really glad she was there.”Cody Vichensky, the new father, also added that “[Grace] was in the zone, instinctively. She was directing everybody, and you could see she was thinking about each step ahead of anyone else.”RELATED: Struggling Pregnant Waitress Sleeps in Her Car – Then Her School Teacher Changes Her Life With One MoveHowever, the delivery was hardly an easy one, and almost took a turn towards the tragic. As Lauren Vichensky started to push, and the head of the baby started to become visible, something was clearly wrong. “The head popped out, and she was blue as a Smurf,” Cody Vichinsky recounted. “She wasn’t breathing. The umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck.”Officer Peterson's quick thinking and swift action might have just saved the day. According to local news, she recounted, “It was scary. The umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck, and I could see fluid in her nose and mouth. I unwrapped the cord and was able to flip her over, and I put my fingers in her mouth and cleared out the fluid. And Cody got something, a suction thing, from the house, and was able to clear out her nose." How One Police Officer’s Quick-Thinking Saved a LifeFinally, to the great relief of everyone there, the baby released a cry, and was delivered. “I wanted to hear that cry so desperately," Peterson remembers.About an hour earlier, the couple first knew they were in for a surprise when Lauren Vichensky doubled over in pain at their East Hampton home. When she started to feel contractions, the two rushed out the door, but never made it past the front porch as the contractions intensified and quickened. “We’re walking out the door, and she stopped, and next thing I knew she was on all fours in agony and couldn’t move — it suddenly got very real,” Cody Vichinsky recalled.“Without those officers, I don’t think my daughter would be alive,” he said. “Officer Peterson, in our house, will always be a hero.” Peterson went above and beyond the call of duty in a remarkable way, and was able to assist two strangers in one of their most intimate, important, and vulnerable moments. Officer Peterson is certainly a hero, but humbly maintains: “Lauren was the hero on that porch. I’m just happy I was there to be able to assist her. Mother’s Day should definitely be a full week.”

Pregnant Woman Delivers Baby in Chipotle Parking Lot - And the Restaurant’s Response Wasn’t What She Expected
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Pregnant Woman Delivers Baby in Chipotle Parking Lot - And the Restaurant’s Response Wasn’t What She Expected

When it comes to giving birth, most women like to have some sort of plan. Like, for instance, what type of birth they want, or whether they want to give birth in a hospital or at home. But as doctors are prone to tell you when you're expecting, plans are made to be broken. And no one knows this better than Colorado mom, Adrianna Alvarez.How One Pregnant Woman Ended Up Giving Birth in a Chipotle Parking LotAdrianna Alvarez and her husband Saul Flores planned on having their fourth child in a hospital. Apparently, Baby Flores didn't get the memo. The couple was headed to the hospital when Adrianna's water broke and her contractions started coming fast and furious. “We were actually driving down this road to get to the hospital and we were getting really close to the street and I told him [Saul] 'we’re not going to make it, I feel like the baby is coming,'” Adrianna told KDVR.Saul immediately called 9-1-1.When the dispatcher, Angie Schell, found out that Adrianna's contractions were less than a minute apart, she knew the baby wasn't just coming, he was almost here.RELATED: Frantic Grandmom Calls Firefighters to Help Her Pregnant Daughter – 22 Years Later, They Meet the Baby They DeliveredThere was no way the couple was going to make it to the hospital in time. Angie instructed Saul to pull over. “We ended up in front of Chipotle. It was really weird,” Adrianna said.As it happens, the couple and Chipotle have a history together. The parents first met while they were both working there.And now, in a surprising twist of fate, they were about to meet their son for the first time there too.With the help of Angie coaching the couple over the phone, Adrianna ended up delivering their son, Jaden Flores, in the back of her car in the Chipotle restaurant parking lot. Giving a whole new meaning to the term "burrito baby."How Chipotle Responded to the Surprise BirthTo celebrate the surprise delivery, Chipotle decided to throw the couple a baby shower at the restaurant where he was born. The theme? "Burrito Baby," of course. "When we heard about baby Jaden, who was born in our parking lot, and the amazing teamwork between the family and the dispatcher, we were so excited for the opportunity to do something special for them," said Quinn Kelsey, public relations and communications manager for Chipotle.In addition to decorations, balloons, and a letterboard that read, "Congrats on your Little Burrito," the restaurant also put its own unique spin on the food, setting up a dessert table filled with cupcakes and cake, each one adorned with a burrito cake topper. They even went so far as gifting an adorable tortilla swaddle blanket to "wrap" the guest of honor, Jaden, in.Chipotle Introduces Parents to the 9-1-1 Dispatcher Who Helped Deliver Their BabyWhile the baby shower itself was incredible, Adrianna and Saul were most excited about the chance to meet their 9-1-1 angel, Angie. An opportunity Angie was thrilled about too. After all, Jaden's birth was a first for her too. In her 18 years of working as a dispatcher, it was the first time she got to help with the delivery.“We do a lot of childbirths but we rarely get to the actual birth part,” Angie said. “This one was the first one in 18 years that I actually got to dispatch and help with the baby being born.”She continued, "I've been the last voice that many people have spoken to, so it's really nice to be able to be there for their first breath, too."And she's got one heck of a birth story to share, along with Jaden's parents.Delivering a baby in a Chipotle parking lot obviously wasn't a part of Adrianna's and Saul's birth plans. But sometimes, the most unexpected moments bring the greatest blessings.

Woman Trusts Her Instincts And Delivers Her Own Baby Inside of a Car
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Woman Trusts Her Instincts And Delivers Her Own Baby Inside of a Car

With a baby on the way and miles from home or hospital, one remarkable mom took matters into her own hands.Labor dayWhen 35-year-old opera singer Emily Geller Hardman was attending a wedding in Lancaster Pennsylvania with husband Travis Hardman, she was packing more than just a dress.Emily was 37 weeks pregnant with their second child, but that didn't stop her from enjoying a great night full of dancing without a hitch.Everything was going smoothly until that night at the hotel when Hardman's water suddenly broke. Amazingly unphased, she went back to sleep to rest up for a trip to the hospital with Travis.It turns out the baby had other plans. That's because just a few hours and many intense contractions later, she was in back of the couple's car as Travis raced to the nearest hospital. Talking with PEOPLE, he remembers the chaos clearly. "She was like, 'pull over,' and I said, 'I can't pull over here. It's a deathtrap."- Travis HardmanDIY DeliveryFinally, Travis found a spot for them to safely pull over and Hardman to get out and stretch. She was barely hanging on. "I remember my legs were shaking," she says. "I was thinking, 'I'm bearing down too early. I'm pushing too early.' I had no control over my body at that point."That's when her motherly instinct kicked in."But, I willed myself back into the car at that point because I just thought, 'Well, we have to make it to the hospital.' "Back in the car, Harden tells GMA that she summoned all of her preparation and research on breathing and prenatal exercises to trust her body. "This baby was coming out of me one way or another," she said. "I either needed to, for lack of a better word, get on board with what was happening and just allow my body to do what it was doing or I could fight it tooth and nail, which didn't seem like it was going to be helpful."- Emily Geller HardmanAnd then, they were two."I was just feeling a lot of pressure," recounted Hardman. "So instinctually, I just put my hands down and then I felt the head and immediately after that, she flew out in the next contraction. I caught her and brought her up to my chest and I said, 'There's the baby.' "In one fell swoop, out came a beautiful and healthy Rosemary Claire. An ambulance arrived 10 minutes later to transport them to the hospital for some much-need R & R.Preparation creates courageAmazingly, Hardman downplays any stress from the wild birth. Instead, she credits being an opera singer and especially the work she put in to being ready for the moment. "You have to perform at a high level under stress, so you're used to those types of situations and having to focus on what you're doing and not how you're doing."- Emily Geller HardmanMuch of that comes from her belief that childbirth is a process a mother should own. "I think I'm really lucky in a lot of ways, but I do view birthing babies as a natural process, and that for the most part, it doesn't need a lot of intervention," she says. Hardman's wild story shows that however a woman chooses to give birth -- and whatever unexpected bumps happen along the way -- it's a process to own and savour. More uplifting stories:Scuba Diver Found Lost Ring Worth $17,000–And Returned It To Its OwnerFamily Buys Ice Cream Vendor’s Whole Stock, Raises Over $53k To Help Him RetireNewlywed Nurse Jumps To Rescue A Car Crash Victim While Still In Her Wedding GownMom Of Online Troll Who Harassed Female Gaming Writer Has Unexpected Response

Manager Forces 8-Month Pregnant Employees To Tuck In Shirt, Shocked Customers Intervene
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Manager Forces 8-Month Pregnant Employees To Tuck In Shirt, Shocked Customers Intervene

A couple of employees were told by a manager that no exceptions would be made to the uniform policy, despite the fact that they were eight months pregnant. So the employees complied, only for the manager to be yelled at by his boss and fired shortly thereafter.The manager was 'clueless'In a Reddit post, user u/zzz0mbiez describes an incident at work in 2011 that is as outrageous as it is comically ridiculous. In the post, she says she was working at a "big pet store" when a manager took her and a fellow employee aside to speak to them about their uniforms. "The other cashier and myself are just '????,' because we both had our khakis, uniform shirts and black sneakers," she wrote. "Everything was neat and clean, so we both had no clue what he was talking about. I ask him what he is referring to, he replies that our shirts have to be tucked in."The thing was, the "painfully clueless and stupid" manager was wrong — pregnant employees were exempt from tucking in their shirts in the policy, and the staff told him that but he didn't listen."The other manager that is there acting as a witness chimes in that we are correct, but clueless manager cuts witness manager off and says he knows what the policy is and that previous management was just being lax (they weren’t, pregnant employees were actually exempt)," she added.Compliance, but with malicious intentSo the employees obliged, doing their very best to keep their pants up despite their huge bellies. The writer had her pants hiked up to just below her breasts, and the other cashier had hers tucked into her pants that were held together with a hairband, exposing her leopard print underwear. "For those unfamiliar, by eight months pregnant you are basically Violet from Willy Wonka with an internal Oompa Loompa kicking you in the bladder every 20 mins," she wroteWhen regular customers saw their outfits, they were shocked. "For two full days (and part of that first shift after clueless manager left for the day), customer complaints to corporate about our treatment rolled in and coworkers called the employee hotline to report clueless manager," she wrote.Backlash hits hardOn the third day, the manager returned to work and asked why they were dressed like that. "¯\(ツ)/¯ 'You told us to tuck our shirts in,'" the writer recalls saying. "He gets red in the face and beelines to the office. He calls us into the office IMMEDIATELY and starts going off on us for not taking the uniform policy seriously."Mid-tirade, the district manager arrives and laces into the lower ranking manager for ignoring the uniform exemption for pregnant women. "Turns out clueless manager ruined district manager's day off because of all the complaints that came in about the two pregnant employees forced by a male manager to show their underwear/pregnancy attire in public due to an absurd uniform policy," she wrote. "...the sheer number of complaints in such a short time meant that the regional manager was breathing down the district manager's neck to resolve the issue."The writer added that the manager didn't allow them to use stools while working the cash, saying “if you can lean, you can clean.”The manager was forced to apologize and buy the employees lunch. He was also sent to HR training, but it doesn't look like it helped — the manager was fired soon after for not allowing an employee with a pacemaker to use a pin-backed nametag."This guy was actually insinuating that this employee was just looking to make trouble and get special treatment over a name tag."Justice is servedPregnancy is hard enough, nobody needs a pesky manager telling them what they can wear, especially when they're already being compliant with the policy. Thankfully, customers stood up for these employees and justice was served. This is definitely a good reminder that if you see someone treated unfairly, speaking up can really make a difference. More uplifting stories:His Village Was Turned Into A Ghost Town By Millionaire Vacation Homes – Here’s Why He Refuses To GoWoman Kicks Neighbors’ Kids Off Her Yard, Tells Parents To Get Bigger HomeWoman Too Heavy For Her Scale Has Major Wake-Up Call And Loses Over 200 Lbs In 1 YearWoman Gets Invited To Wedding, Finds Out They Want To Use Her For Free Makeup

Woman Finds Husband's Secret IG Account, Feels Shocked For All The Right Reasons
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Woman Finds Husband's Secret IG Account, Feels Shocked For All The Right Reasons

Rachael Sullivan was shocked to discover an Instagram account with her husband's name on it. She was surprised even more when it turned out to be filled with recipes he made for her.A secret accountSullivan was on Instagram's "people you may know" section when she noticed an account with her husband's name on it. "It said 'Tom Sullivan @MealsSheEats,' and I was like, 'Who is this 'she'?'" Rachael told Today.When Rachael clicked on the photos, it became clear that she was the "she" referred to in the account. Each post featured photos of food her husband of four years made for her to help regular her hormones as she tries to get pregnant."I went to the doctor for a checkup and my hormone levels came back all whacked out and I had cysts near my ovaries," Rachael said. "That's when I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. They recommend you do a gluten- and dairy-free diet, and Tom just went full force into it."She shared her discovery on TikTokRachael went on to post a video to TikTok, sharing her discovery of Tom's secret account."Last week, I found out my husband had a secret Instagram account," the post begins. "See I have this condition that could effect my fertility. So for the last year my husband's been helping me regulate my hormones through food so I wouldn't have to go on birth control 'cause I'm just trying to have little giants like him you know?"Tom's inspirationTom loves being a home cook and was inspired by the book "WomanCode" by Alisa Vitti. The book shares recipes ideas for women to eat during each part of their menstrual cycle to regulate their hormones and Tom would add his own flare to the recipes when he made it for Rachael."An Instagram page just seemed like an easy place to organize [these recipes]," he told Today. "It was for when Rachael would say, 'Hey, what was that meal you made here,' or when friends would ask what Rachael posted on her Instagram and ask for the recipe.""Tom knows more about menstrual cycles than most women do. And, I'm six months regulated right now, which is super exciting."- Rachael Gone viralAs a result of Rachael's viral TikTok post, Tom's Instagram account has skyrocketed from 69 followers to over 24,000. Meanwhile, the phrase "Last week, I found out my husband had a secret Instagram account" has also gone viral."I literally love this man so much," Rachael says at the end of her TikTok. "And there's nothing I want more in life than to just have his babies."Two people make a babyMaking a baby is a two-person job, but for so long the business of baby-making was strictly for women to deal with. Not any longer.Men may not be able to give birth, but there are ways they can give of themselves to help their partners along in the fertility and pregnancy process. Wondering how to do that? Just take a look at the sentiment behind @MealsSheEats for inspiration.More uplifting stories:They Were Torn Apart By Distance – 70 Years Later, They Reconnect And Get MarriedWidowed Dad Raises 8 Kids Following 15 Rules Late Wife Left For HimDomestic Abuse Survivor Marries The First Responder Who Saved Her LifeHow Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Went From Friendship To Love