UK Birth

Dad-To-Be Played Pokémon While Wife Was In Labour

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Parents

A dad-to-be was so addicted to his latest smartphone game, he couldn’t help but play it when his wife was about to give birth. The augmented-reality...

New Mum Shares Raw And Hilarious Photo Wearing 'Giant Nappy'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mother shared a photo of herself wearing a “giant mum nappy” after giving birth because she wants to “empower” women about every aspect of c...

Dad-To-Be's T-Shirt Choice Did Not Impress Wife During Labour

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

As a dad-to-be, preparation for labour will usually entail ensuring the hospital bag is packed and your partner is feeling calm. But for Reddit user R...

This Home Birth Photo Reportedly Keeps Being Removed From Instagram

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Some may find the image in this article graphic. A birth photographer is refusing to stop sharing one of her home birth photos, despite clai...

Eddie Redmayne's Wife Hannah Has Given Birth To A Baby Girl

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Parents

Eddie Redmayne's wife Hannah has given birth to the couple's first child together. The actor, 34, and his wife, 33, are said to have welcomed a baby g...

Childbirth: Why Women Forget The Pain

Lucy Dukes | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Dukes

The downright gorgeous Holly Willoughby has recently been quoted saying that she loves giving birth. She said that although birth was painful, it was a different kind of pain and it made her feel more alive that ever before - a feeling she has not gotten from anything else.

This Mum Gave Birth In A Car On Her Driveway

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents

A new mum realised her baby was not prepared to wait when she gave birth in her car, sat on the driveway. The mum's sister - Imgur user BeckEiche - up...

Holly Willoughby Shares Tip For New Mums After They've Given Birth

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby is on a mission to encourage others to be "brutally honest" about pregnancy, birth and being a new parent. The mum-of-three, who has ...

Holly Willoughby Admits She Loves Giving Birth: Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby has revealed she loves giving birth - despite the pain. The 35-year-old 'This Morning' presenter said women too often hear about "on...

This Mum Was In For A Shock When She First Saw Her Baby

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Parents

"I don't mind if it's a boy or a girl, as long as it's healthy," is a mantra often repeated by mums and dads-to-be. But how would you feel if an ultra...

Mum Gives Birth To 'Heaviest Baby Girl Ever Born'

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has given birth to a baby girl weighing 15lbs and doctors claim she's the "heaviest baby girl ever born in the world". Nandini, 19, who goes ...

Graphic Photos Show Woman 'Safely' Give Birth To Breech Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: readers may find the photos in the article extremely graphic. Fascinating images of a woman giving birth to a baby who was breech, aim to "e...

Women With Epilepsy Must Be 'Empowered' To Become Experts During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents

Pregnant women with epilepsy are faced with worries that go beyond morning sickness and heightened hormones. They have to consider the likelihood of s...

Fascinating Video Shows Mum Having 'Natural Caesarean'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Some viewers may find the content in the video graphic. A woman has shared a fascinating video of her "natural caesarean" to show it's the ...

A Woman Gave Birth Live On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Parents

A woman chose the wonder of social media to air her labour and birth to the world. Her partner, Fakamalo Kihe Eiki, filmed her labour live from approx...

Woman In Her 70s Gives Birth To First Child Following IVF

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Parents

A woman in her 70s has become a mother for the first time following her third round of IVF treatment. Daljinder Kaur and her partner Mohinder Singh Gi...

Rediscover Full Fitness After Giving Birth

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Parents

Your body has done an amazing job of nurturing your growing baby for nine months, so give it time to recover from pregnancy and your baby's birth. Don...

Kate Beckinsale Marked Her Daughter's 16th Birthday In A Very Unusual Way

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Parents

Kate Beckinsale has revealed the unusual way she decided to commemorate her daughter's 16th birthday. The 42-year-old actress said she and former part...

Mum Gives Birth In Car, Asks Honda For A Free One

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents

A comedian who unexpectedly gave birth in the back of a car decided to share her birth story in the way she knows best... as a joke. Beth Newell, 30, ...

Mums Shocked By How Much This Baby Weighed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents

A woman has given birth to a baby weighing 13.2 pounds. Breanna Sykes, from Australia, welcomed a boy, who she named Ziad Kadic, on 30 April. Doctors ...

Mothering the Mother: New Mothers Need a Focused Period of Rest and Recovery

Heng Ou | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Parents
Heng Ou

During pregnancy a woman's body must go through a stunning transformation. Her blood volume will nearly double to support the growing foetus, her organs will be pushed to the side by an expanding uterus, her breasts will swell in preparation for lactation and her hormones will rise and dip exponentially.

Mum Honours Airline That Helped Her Deliver Baby In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

A woman who gave birth on a plane decided to name her newborn son in honour of the airline. Saw Let Htu, who was flying from Singapore to Myanmar on a...

Midwife Rode Inflatable Swan To Reach Woman In Labour

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Parents

A determined midwife wasn't going to let anything stop her from delivering a baby, not even a major flood. Cathy Allen, who works at the Katy Birth Ce...

The Caesarian I Wish I'd Had

Lisa Barry | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Barry

April is caesarean awareness month and exactly three years and seven months since I had mine. It was the day we welcomed our second daughter into our lives and so a memory I will always cherish.

These Police Officers Helped Deliver A Baby On A London Street

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Parents

Two police officers helped a woman deliver her baby on a street in London. PC Steve Parmenter and PC Rob Ruston from the Tower Hamlets Borough noticed...