UK Babies

The Bear Breast - A Paean to Breast Feeding

Lana Citron | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Together Bear and the Milk Lady persevered, practicing every few hours. At times the Milk Lady felt alien - not like an earth mother at all.

A Diary of a Mum-To-Be: The First Trimester, Stress and a Ticket to the Baby Show

Louisa Daniels | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

For the past three months I have spent most of my time horizontal on a sofa, feeling truly grim; nausea and lethargy, of the extreme variety, has left me completely drained and somewhat miserable. Want to know why? It is the 'miracle' of pregnancy.

The Day 'Agh' Was Supplanted

Lana Citron | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

In the beginning was the word and word was Agh. As with everything in the Bear's life, it happened almost imperceptibly. Mornings would begin with Bear Song, a definitive 'Agh', the opening of big brown eyes and a milk tooth smile.

Let's Talk About Infertility

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona McPhillips

I know what some of you are thinking: the world is overpopulated already, so many unwanted children out there, why don't you "just adopt"?... What about those who've already experienced the miracle of pregnancy and birth - why don't they adopt instead of having, say, a second or third pregnancy?

Is Prince William What A Feminist Looks Like?

Laura Potts | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Potts

There is a hope, be it ever so slim, that William could do something that would make women the world over - even women like me - hail him as the best thing to happen to Britain since Boudicca. Grab the burp cloth and pick out your preferred get-baby-to-sleep manual, Lt. Wales, it's time to become a house husband.

Telling Women To Have Babies Before 35 Will Only Create 'Panic'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A top expert on reproductive ageing has said that women need to face up to the facts of biology and have babies before the age of 35. For a lot of...

10 Reasons Why Puppies Are Like Babies

Rachael Buzzel | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Buzzel

We decided to get a puppy. Well, my husband decided to get a puppy. "Great for the kids," he argued. As it turns out, having a puppy is like having a baby. Yes, it is!

Mothers and Babies: Maternal and Paediatric Healthcare Around the World

Rosalyn Smith | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rosalyn Smith

The birth of the Royal baby, Prince George of Cambridge, was a time to celebrate for most of the British public. Unmarred by worries of a traumatic birth in volatile conditions in a country where we are lucky enough to have free access to healthcare. But others are not so lucky. Every day, around 1,000 women die in childbirth or from a pregnancy-related complication.

Most Baby Photos On Facebook 'Within An Hour Of Birth'

PA | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech

Many babies are making their photographic debut on social media within an hour of their birth, according to research. On average, images of more th...

Private Parts: A Male Take on the Jennifer Aniston Baby Banter

Simon Thompson | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

As much as I'm sure we'd all like to know, ultimately, it's none of our business. When we get down the nitty-gritty, and if we're really honest with ourselves, we're just being nosey... even if we're being well-meaning. Jennifer's a lovely woman, I'm sure she'd make a great mum but... it's also, ultimately, still none of our damn business.

Why Breast Is Best (WATCH)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The focus of this year's World Breastfeeding Week (1st - 7th August) is breastfeeding support. And with 21% of mothers feeling completely unsupport...

Ten Ways to Get to Know Your Unborn Baby

Alice Grist | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

I spent most of my pregnancy in some form of unity with baby. She was always at the heart of everything I did, even if I was doing nothing or was consumed by a task. Alongside this I made sure I had special time for exclusive bonding. And you know what, it worked. When baby arrived I felt I knew her.

Please Help Your Boyfriend To Cope With the Royal Birth

Ben Dalton | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Dalton

Baby Prince George's arrival has brought back into play long dormant paradigms of masculinity, and we've been suddenly left fighting to keep up. If Love Scene's audience had ever wondered why some men were awkward with babies, then they will soon find out; it has something to do with the fact, no matter how consciously, that each pram could contain within it a new Messiah, and that that Messiah might have bigger balls than him.

What Kind of Online Parent Are You?

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

With the media and social networking sites in full Royal Baby frenzy now seems as good a time as any to think about parenting. I find myself at that age where more and more of my friends are becoming parents. After a while you begin to notice patterns in parenting emerging based on how people discuss and portray their family life online.

'You'll Have To Shoot Through The Baby To Get Me!'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

An American shoplifting suspect used her three-month-old daughter as a human shield when police tried to apprehend her in a shopping centre car park. ...

What The Hell Is Our PM Doing?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics

Erm... we weren't expecting this. We've seen David Cameron recreating Bob Dylan, photobombing wimbledon champions and even shaking a lady's head li...

How to be Left the Fuck Alone by Small Children

Kirsty Smith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Kirsty Smith

Are you one of those people who tuts loudly when small children ruin your peaceful coffee break? Well I am (supposedly) in charge of those small children. And when you tut it just makes matters worse (for you, not me, my coffee break was already ruined).

WATCH: Babies Sing 'We Will Rock You'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Comedy

And your "Awwww" video of the day is... this one! Yes, even if you're not the sort of person to coo over babies, we defy you not to melt even ever-...

10 Pieces Of Advice William And Kate Could Use In The First Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We realise Kate Middleton isn't the first woman in Britain to have a baby (although listening to the hype, you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise), ...

IVF for 200 Euros: Too Good to be True? - Or the Dawn of a New Era?

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

The latest breakthrough should make a massive difference to the cost of IVF. It involves simplification of the laboratory by removing the need for an expensive IVF laboratory with CO2 incubators, medical gas supply and air purification systems.

Maternity Ward Sales Reps, Ultrasound Parties and 3D Models of Your Foetus - Welcome to the Commercial Face of Childbirth

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

Off my face on painkillers and hormones after an emergency c. section and haemorrhage, I was repeatedly pressured by a sales rep to buy baby photographs. She kept returning to see if I'd 'made a decision'; I could barely decide which way up my baby was supposed to be. Of course this should be banned. It's borderline barbarism and places commercial factors above maternal wellbeing.

Mission Impossible: Babies Edition

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Babies. They will insist on escaping, won't they? You put them in cots, you put up child guards, and yet... There they go again - escaping. As thi...

New Vaccine To Protect Babies From Highly Infectious Bug Starts Today

PA | PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A new vaccination programme which will protect all babies against a highly infectious bug that is one of the most common causes of diarrhoea in childr...

Human Rights in Childbirth - From Niche Cause to a Global Movement

Toni Harman | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Harman

Over the past year, I've become a champion of a niche cause. Few people have heard of it. But it's a cause that directly affects the health and well-being of millions of women around the world. That cause is human rights in childbirth.

Breakthroughs Designed to Make IVF a More Natural Process Should Be Welcomed

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

This week saw the news that the world's first baby had been born following the use of a naturally occurring hormone called kisspeptin. This hormone helps to induce egg development allowing women to avoid using the traditional IVF drugs.