Seven staff at Cwmbran solicitors fall pregnant

Top row (left to right) Angharad Morris with daughter Olivia, Laura Selby with daughter Charlotte, and Victoria Morgan with son Max. Front row (left to right) Vicky Marshall, Rebecca Baker, Jo Hiscocks and Helen Barry

Top row (left to right) Angharad Morris with daughter Olivia, Laura Selby with daughter Charlotte, and Victoria Morgan with son Max. Front row (left to right) Vicky Marshall, Rebecca Baker, Jo Hiscocks and Helen Barry

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THERE seems to be something in the water at a Cwmbran solicitors as seven of their 45-strong staff have given birth or fallen pregnant since July.

Kicking off the trend at Quality Solicitors Rubin Lewis O’Brien, was Victoria Morgan, 33, a solicitor who lives in Cwmbran.

She gave birth to her first child, Max, in July.

“I’m getting the blame for starting it off. Obviously I’m a trend-setter,” she said.

Three months later, her colleague Laura Selby, 30, also a solicitor from Cwmbran, gave birth to her first child, Charlotte.

In December, fellow solicitor, Angharad Morris, 30, gave birth to her first child, Olivia.

The three are now in a prime position to answer any of their colleagues’ baby related questions, as four of the staff prepare to give birth later this year.

Solicitor Helen Barry, 31, is due to give birth on March 21 to her first baby.

Then in April, Joanna Hiscocks, 33, a solicitor who lives in Monmouthshire, is due to give birth to her first child.

In total this makes five of the company’s 20 solicitors either having a baby in 2013 or preparing for an arrival in 2014.

Experienced mum-of-two, Rebecca Baker, 28, a legal secretary, is due to give birth to her third child in July.

She said: “I always wanted three children and seeing the other babies and the fact my colleagues were pregnant definitely made me broody.”

Finally, Vicky Marshall, 31, a legal secretary who lives in Newport, is due to give birth to her first child sometime in August.

She joked: “I was obviously feeling really left out so had to join in.”

Sharing her knowledge with the first time mums, Ms Baker, said: “My advice is mums shouldn’t forget to think about themselves too.

“What works for one mum doesn’t always work for another so just do what you think and everything will fall into place.”

Company partner, Jerome O’Brien, said: “I am delighted that we have had such a fruitful year, and look forward to welcoming our new mums back to work soon.”

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7:24am Thu 6 Feb 14

Fingers On The Pulse says...

Headline: 7 pregnant, photo: 7 people but . . . . you only name 6 in the photo !! DOH !!
Headline: 7 pregnant, photo: 7 people but . . . . you only name 6 in the photo !! DOH !! Fingers On The Pulse
  • Score: -6

8:36am Thu 6 Feb 14

Woodgnome says...

Company partner, Jerome O’Brien, said: “I am delighted that we have had such a fruitful year, and look forward to welcoming our new mums back to work soon.”
Says it all really!!
Company partner, Jerome O’Brien, said: “I am delighted that we have had such a fruitful year, and look forward to welcoming our new mums back to work soon.” Says it all really!! Woodgnome
  • Score: 1

8:41am Thu 6 Feb 14

inkyskin says...

when did becoming pregnant become headline news??? you have to love the argus on slow news days, they don't half post some tripe!
when did becoming pregnant become headline news??? you have to love the argus on slow news days, they don't half post some tripe! inkyskin
  • Score: 6

9:05am Thu 6 Feb 14

ncfcr says...

I bet the Christmas parties are fun at that place.
I bet the Christmas parties are fun at that place. ncfcr
  • Score: 15

10:42am Thu 6 Feb 14

Abertillery29 says...

I wonder what the clients who were being dealt by these solicitors think.
I wonder what the clients who were being dealt by these solicitors think. Abertillery29
  • Score: -10

1:08pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Krats1 says...

Wow. I am astounded that this is considered worthy news, when there are law firms going into administration and surely "proper" news in the Borough. As someone else has commented, it must be a slow news day. What a joke! Apart from anything else, it puts a spin on working mothers and shows it in a bad light that if you have women of child-bearing age in your employment, "look what could happen to you!" Come on Argus, you can do better than this!
Wow. I am astounded that this is considered worthy news, when there are law firms going into administration and surely "proper" news in the Borough. As someone else has commented, it must be a slow news day. What a joke! Apart from anything else, it puts a spin on working mothers and shows it in a bad light that if you have women of child-bearing age in your employment, "look what could happen to you!" Come on Argus, you can do better than this! Krats1
  • Score: -4

2:00pm Thu 6 Feb 14

ncfcr says...

Lighten up you bunch of bores. It's the 'most read' article of the day!
Lighten up you bunch of bores. It's the 'most read' article of the day! ncfcr
  • Score: 8

3:09pm Thu 6 Feb 14

whatintheworld says...

I love the phrase "there's something in the water".

SPERM, they mean SPERM!
I love the phrase "there's something in the water". SPERM, they mean SPERM! whatintheworld
  • Score: 11

6:13pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Magor says...

Nice to see some decent mothers and not the usual scruffy chavs.
Nice to see some decent mothers and not the usual scruffy chavs. Magor
  • Score: 10

9:36pm Thu 6 Feb 14

J0seph says...

The comments on the Argus site make me laugh. Generally most people will have an issue with the content.
Doesn't matter if it's bad news, good news or funny news... Someone will have an issue with it.

This is kinda funny news. And I personally like to read things like this occasionally. Rather than reading about murder, drugs and general violence all the time.

Maybe the Argus needs to do a article on popular hobbies for the miserable folk to take up?

News doesn't have to be bad, for it to be worth posting!
The comments on the Argus site make me laugh. Generally most people will have an issue with the content. Doesn't matter if it's bad news, good news or funny news... Someone will have an issue with it. This is kinda funny news. And I personally like to read things like this occasionally. Rather than reading about murder, drugs and general violence all the time. Maybe the Argus needs to do a article on popular hobbies for the miserable folk to take up? News doesn't have to be bad, for it to be worth posting! J0seph
  • Score: 17

10:14pm Fri 7 Feb 14

grumpyandopinionated says...

J0seph wrote:
The comments on the Argus site make me laugh. Generally most people will have an issue with the content.
Doesn't matter if it's bad news, good news or funny news... Someone will have an issue with it.

This is kinda funny news. And I personally like to read things like this occasionally. Rather than reading about murder, drugs and general violence all the time.

Maybe the Argus needs to do a article on popular hobbies for the miserable folk to take up?

News doesn't have to be bad, for it to be worth posting!
Totally agree, does make a heck of a difference to be reading something thats not bad news :)
[quote][p][bold]J0seph[/bold] wrote: The comments on the Argus site make me laugh. Generally most people will have an issue with the content. Doesn't matter if it's bad news, good news or funny news... Someone will have an issue with it. This is kinda funny news. And I personally like to read things like this occasionally. Rather than reading about murder, drugs and general violence all the time. Maybe the Argus needs to do a article on popular hobbies for the miserable folk to take up? News doesn't have to be bad, for it to be worth posting![/p][/quote]Totally agree, does make a heck of a difference to be reading something thats not bad news :) grumpyandopinionated
  • Score: 2

10:39am Sat 8 Feb 14

Cymru Am Beth says...

J0seph wrote:
The comments on the Argus site make me laugh. Generally most people will have an issue with the content.
Doesn't matter if it's bad news, good news or funny news... Someone will have an issue with it.

This is kinda funny news. And I personally like to read things like this occasionally. Rather than reading about murder, drugs and general violence all the time.

Maybe the Argus needs to do a article on popular hobbies for the miserable folk to take up?

News doesn't have to be bad, for it to be worth posting!
This post was very amusing and made me laugh.
[quote][p][bold]J0seph[/bold] wrote: The comments on the Argus site make me laugh. Generally most people will have an issue with the content. Doesn't matter if it's bad news, good news or funny news... Someone will have an issue with it. This is kinda funny news. And I personally like to read things like this occasionally. Rather than reading about murder, drugs and general violence all the time. Maybe the Argus needs to do a article on popular hobbies for the miserable folk to take up? News doesn't have to be bad, for it to be worth posting![/p][/quote]This post was very amusing and made me laugh. Cymru Am Beth
  • Score: 1

7:05am Mon 10 Feb 14

jimmysmith says...

Magor wrote:
Nice to see some decent mothers and not the usual scruffy chavs.
when have you ever seen a decent solicitor .? dont these people make an extortionate amount of money out of the less fortunate and poorer element of society .
[quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: Nice to see some decent mothers and not the usual scruffy chavs.[/p][/quote]when have you ever seen a decent solicitor .? dont these people make an extortionate amount of money out of the less fortunate and poorer element of society . jimmysmith
  • Score: -3

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