UK Babies

Abortion: What Are We Really Getting Rid of?

Esther Rich | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Rich

In order to truly understand the magnitude of what we are considering, we must return to the child at the centre of it all. A child who did not ask to be conceived in such a way, nor ask to be unwanted in any way, but could have grown up to be a child with a voice asking for love, respect and dignity. For now, we must be their voice.

Conquering the Americas Day 12 in Atlanta, Georgia and Hope Comes to the Rescue

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

Our JoJo UK team still travel and exhibit at the key trade shows to learn from our clients and help to brand build, but in all areas of the Americas (other than the East Coast) using reps is how independent retailers buy.

Los Angeles... It's Dirty, Noisy and I Don't Like It: Conquering the Americas - Day Nine

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

The next morning I get up early and do head out downtown to discover what this city is all about. Yet again, and on a much greater scale than ever before, I'm horrified by the number of homeless.

Bite Size Memories

Lana Citron | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

The Bear bites. He was teething and nipped; lips, cheeks, necks, collar bone and fingers. Word quickly spread of his clenching jaws. Our Bear was a nipper. Few could believe such an angelic boy, a font of joy would do such a thing.

WATCH: An Impressive Imitation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Which is cuter? a) A baby b) A crawling baby c) An Alaskan Malamute d) An Alaskan Malamute imitating a crawling baby e) Two Alaskan Malamutes i...

Fear and Shame Prevent Mothers Getting Help With Mental Health Issues

Chris Cuthbert | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Chris Cuthbert

The poor awareness and understanding of these problems in our society mean that many women feel that they are on their own. Fear and shame mean that they don't ask for help, and as a consequence, they don't get the support they need.

Winning at the University of Life?

Kerrie McGiveron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kerrie McGiveron

So I am technically classed as a 'mature' student. Mature students make up about a third of all students in the UK, so I'm certainly not alone in this. Sometimes, though, being a mature student can feel like the loneliest role in the world...

Couvade, The Right of Passage for Fathers

Nick Clements | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

As someone who works with men and boys, these two descriptions of couvade, inspire and excite me. Our ancestors knew the importance of having the father bond with the baby as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. The reduction in testosterone shows how this is a biological and evolutionary imperative.

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).