Baby Boom

Keep Calm, We're British!

Julian Bond | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Julian Bond

I couldn't resist the trite title. Fretting about 'Britishness' seems to be at heart of what it means to be British. It has a familiar feel to it in our media, and not just the tabloids...

We Have an Opportunity to End England's Midwife Shortage

Cathy Warwick | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Cathy Warwick

A quarter of new mothers are left alone in labour, according to a new survey from NHS watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC). That is about 175,00...

Will A Baby Boom Deepen The Housing Crisis?

PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

The country's housing crisis will deepen due to a failure to build enough homes to cope with a baby boom in the last decade, a report has warned. G...

Royal Hooter Sparks Plastic Surgery Trend: Nation Synchronises Wombs AND Noses With Duchess Kate

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge's "straight, cute" nose has inspired a plastic surgery trend - with the number of "Kate" requests trebling since 2011. Ye...

Duchess Of Cambridge Pregnancy Sparks Boom In Sales Of Fertility Products

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Sales of home fertility monitors and pregnancy tests have soared by 60 per cent since the Duchess of Cambridge announced her baby news. As Kate an...

Is the Government Waking up to Midwife Shortage?

Cathy Warwick | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Cathy Warwick

Our number-crunching, for the year 2011, suggests that England is short of as many as 5,000 midwives. Progress on midwife numbers since the turn of the century reminds me of the tortoise and the hare. I just hope that, as in the case of that fable, the tortoise ends up winning.

Biggest Baby Boom In 40 Years Due..

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The biggest baby boom in 40 years is expected just as maternity cutbacks hit hospitals. New figures suggest more than 700,000 babies will be born i...

Primary Schools To Feel The Pressure As Pupil Numbers Soar By 18%

PA | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The number of children in England's primary and nursery schools is set to soar by 18% in the next eight years, official figures show. By 2020, the ...

Mini Baby Boom Fuels Need For 2,000 More Primary Schools

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Around 2,000 primary schools need to be built to provide children born during a 'mini baby boom' with an education, Labour claims. Shadow education...

Baby Boom Puts Pressure On Primaries

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The numbers of children at primary school are expected to rise by a fifth over the coming decade, official figures suggest, putting huge pressure on p...

Mums and Midwives Get Older as Births Keep Booming

Cathy Warwick | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Warwick

Mums are getting older. The number of births to women (and girls) under 20 is down in all four parts of the UK. In Scotland there are now fewer births to teenage mums than in any year since 1952.

Subliminal Pressure Tips Baby Boom

Sonja Lewis | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

The bottom line is that whether we like it or not, our decision-making, even if it does feel natural, is influenced by pressure.

Baby Boom is the Real Story, Not Teenage Mums

Cathy Warwick | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK
Cathy Warwick

If the tabloids are looking for the real story here, it is not about teenage mums or even twentysomething grandparents, it is the baby boom, and the extreme pressure that is now placing on midwives and the care they provide.