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Pregnancy Shaming

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

All we need is for someone to tell us we are doing great, we look okay and to give us cake. No shame, no stigma, but instead more support, more empowerment and most of all more cake is needed. After all growing a baby, carrying them for nine months and then giving birth is the biggest change in a women's life and she needs all the kindness, power and positivity around her she can get.

This Candid Postpartum Photo Is Encouraging Mums To Celebrate Their Delivery Nurses

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has written a heartfelt message praising the nurses who cared for her after she gave birth, and encouraged other mothers to do the same. Jill K...

Mum's Response To Giving Birth Naturally To 12lb Baby: 'It Was Not Pleasant'

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Parents

A mum gave birth naturally to one of the biggest babies midwives at the birthing unit had seen in years. Paula Brown’s baby boy was expected to be ...

Peter Andre's Wife Emily Andréa Reveals She Was 'Disappointed' She Had To Have A Caesarean

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Parents

Emily Andréa has said she felt “disappointed” that she had to have a caesarean with her second child, Theo. The 28-year-old, who is mum to three-...

Danielle Lloyd Has Given Birth To Her Fourth Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Parents

Danielle Lloyd has given birth to her fourth child, her first with fiancé Michael O’ Neill. The 33-year-old, who is already mum to Archie, six, Ha...

How To Give Birth - Start By Shutting Your Ears

Celine Bell | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

A friend of mine has just had her baby. She's knackered, milky, blissed out, and then knackered again. Our beloved NHS got her baby out safely - gosh, how easy it is to forget that no matter how tough a labour experience we have, we are so very lucky.

Massive Newborn Breaks Hospital Records (And Confirms Mum Is A Total Queen)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents

It would be fair to say that most women experiencing childbirth would not be aiming to deliver a record-breakingly large baby (ouch). But that’s exa...

Birthing Plans - What Would You Change?

Kerry Thomas | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Parents
Kerry Thomas

Every woman's pregnancy and birth is different. Mine started out with difficulty because we had IVF. Once we were successful we had our six week scan and we were transferred to the NHS for the remainder of our care. It went downhill from there.

Mumbod Worries Aren't Only External - What Happens When You Tear During Birth

Celine Bell | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

mum bod Everything feels different after you birth a baby. Your boobs swell, your tummy sinks, and in my case, my most intimate area was incredibly sore. I couldn't sit down without a rubber ring, and moving at night to collect my mewling baby for a breastfeed was agony.

Cheeky Newborn Twin Sticks His Tongue Out At Caesarean!

Helen Turier | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Parents
Helen Turier

My three (twin girls and a boy) are way past the nappies and bottles stages, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy a cute twin picture from time to time...

Baby Was Born In Amniotic Sac In The Front Seat Of A Car

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: This article contains an image of a medical nature. A mum has shared her incredible birth story after her son was born in the amniotic sac i...

The Secret Shame Of Mothers - Birth Trauma

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

There are a handful of amazing people actively looking to change the way we see and talk about birth trauma. This is why I am sharing my birth trauma without shame, to talk about the lasting impact it had on my mental health. One that nearly saw me not having any more children. One that took the enjoyment out of my second pregnancy and replaced it with constant fear and flashbacks.

I Had A S**t Birth. Here's Six Reasons I Really Want Others To Know

Sarah Howson | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Howson

I had an awful birth experience. But I didn't die. My baby didn't die. In fact, she is thriving - the brightest, happiest little ray of sunshine you ever did meet. And, almost two years on, here I am, getting the help I need. We all lived to tell the tale. So why does that tale even need to be told any more?

Midwives Concerned At Small Number Of Women Getting 'Continuity Of Carer'

PA for HuffPost UK | By Ella Pickover, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents

Midwives have raised concerns over the small numbers of women who are getting “continuity of carer” throughout their pregnancy, birth and aftercar...

Are You Scared Of Giving Birth? A Guide To Tokophobia During Pregnancy And How You Can Get Support

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Parents

Tokophobia, the extreme fear of childbirth that can be triggered by thinking or even talking about pregnancy, is becoming increasingly common. That...

Mum Shares Raw Photo Of 'True Knot' In Her Umbilical Cord

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: This article contains an image of a medical nature. A mum has shared a photo of her daughter’s knotted umbilical on Instagram. Rebecca Mel...

Pregnant Doctor Delivered Another Woman's Baby 'Seconds' Before Being Induced Herself

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Parents

A pregnant doctor who was waiting to be induced delivered another woman’s child after overhearing nurses say the baby was in distress. Dr Amanda Hes...

'Strictly Come Dancing' Star Aliona Kavanagh Has Given Birth To Her First Baby

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Parents

Aliona Kavanagh has announced she has given birth to her first baby. The former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star and her husband Vincent Kavanagh ha...

Healthy Eating And Exercise Cut Chances Of Needing Caesarean Section, Study Says

PA for HuffPost UK | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Parents

Women who eat healthily and stay active during pregnancy cut their chance of needing a caesarean section by around 10%, experts say. A review of 36...

'Hollyoaks' Actress Chelsee Healey Has Given Birth To Her First Baby

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents

Chelsee Healey has given birth to a baby girl. The ‘Hollyoaks’ actress announced that she and her boyfriend Jack Malloy’s first child had been b...

Dawn O'Porter Announces Birth Of 'Chirpy Little Chap' Son With Husband Chris O'Dowd

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Parents

Dawn O’Porter has given birth to her second son. The TV presenter shared a photo of her newborn wearing a bodysuit with a duck on the front and wrot...

Placenta Pills Could Increase Your Baby's Risk Of Group B Strep, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents

Aside from having no proven benefits, eating your placenta could actually harm you and your baby, a new study has suggested. Many women - celebrities...

Man Learns How Childbirth Works And Can't Believe His Eyes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents

A man’s reaction to watching a baby being born for the first time, has had the internet in hysterics. The clip, which had four million views online...

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Has Given Birth To Her First Baby With Jason Statham

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Parents

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has given birth to her and her fiancé Jason Statham’s first baby. The British model, 29, announced that her “little man...

Grandpa's Reaction To Seeing First Photo Of Newborn Was A Little Unexpected

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Parents

A girl shared a screenshot of her grandpa’s reaction when seeing a photo of his grandchild for the very first time - and it wasn’t what you’d ex...