UK Birth

Paloma Faith Has Given Birth To Her First Child Via Emergency Caesarean

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents

Paloma Faith has given birth to her first baby with partner Leyman Lahcine. The former ‘The Voice’ judge shared an Instagram photo of a handwritte...

Sophie Austin Gives Birth To First Child With Shayne Ward

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents

Sophie Austin has given birth to her first child with Shayne Ward. Ward announced the news with a tweet and shared their choice of baby name for their...

Jamie Oliver Defends Having His Daughters In The Room While Jools Gave Birth

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents

Jamie Oliver has opened up about his family’s decision to let their eldest daughters in the room while his wife Jools gave birth. The celebrity chef...

Bonding, Baby And Belligerance

Pete Wallroth | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Parents
Pete Wallroth

bmm banner.jpg I felt like a crap dad because Martha was missing out on playtime with me, drawing, building daft things out of bricks etc. I tried to fit it in around his naps but even then my attention turned to Mair, going up and checking in on her.

Photograph Captures Exact Moment Mum 'Looked Between The Legs' Of Her Newborn Baby And Realised She Didn't Have A Daughter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

Most parents are too excited to wait nine months to find out the gender of their baby, but others prefer to keep it a secret and find out on the day. ...

This Woman Gave Birth On A Bus (And Passengers Came To Her Rescue)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Parents

The unexpected moment a woman gave birth while travelling on a bus was caught on CCTV. The clip, reported to have been captured in the Guangxi Provinc...

The Truth About Post-Birth

Meagan Jukes | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Meagan Jukes

But then I lost it. Where did the overwhelming rainbow feeling go? I lay in bed with my 2 day old son who keeps licking his lips at me. He doesn't love me. He doesn't know who I am. He just wants milk.

Should Home Births Be Allowed?

Toni Harman | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Toni Harman

It's time for other countries to catch up with the UK with regards to supporting women's choices in childbirth. It's time for the majority of the Grand Chamber of the ECHR to catch up. Indeed five members of the Grand Chamber have already caught up.

Penny Lancaster Reveals Doula Massaged Her Perineum To Make Giving Birth 'Pleasurable'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents

Penny Lancaster didn’t hold back when she opted to speak about how her doula made the birth of her children “pleasurable”. The 45-year-old, who ...

The Stages Of Pregnancy In GIFS

Lauren Derrett | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lauren Derrett

So I thought, as I've wasted a shed load of time essentially killing off brain cells watching GIFS it's about time I got some work done! As a doula, my work involves pregnancy and birth, so I'v decided to merge my two favourite things.

The Number Of Teenagers Giving Birth Has Halved Over The Past 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents

Update: The NHS maternity statistics released on Wednesday 9 November contained some errors. Updated statistics can be seen below: - The number of del...

Russell Brand 'Announced Birth Of Baby' During Stand-Up Gig

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents

Russell Brand has reportedly announced his fiancée Laura Gallacher has given birth to their first child. During a stand-up gig on Sunday 6 November, ...

Did You Have Pain Relief During Childbirth? This Is Why You Shouldn't Feel Ashamed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents

Women shouldn’t feel ashamed if they have pain relief during the birth of their child, according to doctors and midwives. Medical staff intend to br...

Watch Peter Andre Writhe In Pain As He Tries Birth Simulator To Understand Emily's Braxton Hicks

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents

Peter Andre writhed in pain as he was hooked up to a ‘birth simulation machine’ on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’. Andre’s wife Emily MacDonagh was r...

Find Out How Your Local Hospital Fared In The New NHS Maternity Care Ratings

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Parents

Maternity care at almost three-quarters of NHS groups across the country needs to improve, new figures have shown. In total, 209 Clinical Commissio...

Bringing New Life To Maternity Care

Professor Tim Draycott | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents
Professor Tim Draycott

The old adage that 'practice does not make perfect, if it is the wrong practice' is certainly true and some training programmes have even been demonstrated to do more harm than good. However, when the right training is provided for all staff in a unit, the results can be dramatic.

DJ Khaled Snapchatted While His Wife Was Giving Birth

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents

DJ Khaled shocked his fans (and parents around the world) by Snapchatting while his fiancée Nicole Tuck was in labour. The music producer, 40, docume...

Just 2.3% Of New Mums Had Home Births Last Year

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Parents

Only 2.3% of new mums gave birth at home in 2015, a figure that has remained unchanged since 2012. Women aged between 35 and 39 were most likely to h...

This Dad Delivered His Baby On The Front Garden

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents

The incredible moment a dad managed to deliver his baby on his front garden was caught on camera. His wife Candace Marie, from Florida, US, had been e...

Mums Go Into Detail About Their Embarrassing Birth Stories

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents

Mums have been sharing their hilarious, cringe-worthy and embarrassing birth stories on Facebook. They were encouraged to go into the minute details a...

Mum Posts Graphic Photo Of Raw Caesarean Scar (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Some readers may find the photo in this article graphic. A new mum has posted a raw photo of her caesarean scar to prove she still “gave ...

Why You Need To Hire A Doula

Kate Davies | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Davies

A common misconception is that doulas only attend home-births but as doulas are concerned with empowering women they usually attend all types of birth; home-birth, hospital birth, elective c-section and any others.

What Working With An Independent Midwife Taught Me About Working With My Body

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
Suzy Ashworth

As my youngest daughter approaches her eighth week on this earth and I feel as if the waves of hormonal emotions are levelling out, I've been enjoying taking the time to reflect on all that Aluna Grace's birth brought earth-side. It's really quite amazing when I think about it....Ooh, there go the tear ducts...again....

Mum Shares Photo Of C-Section Scar In Powerful Post

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a proud photo of her caesarean scar to remind other mothers they should not feel ashamed of their bodies. Candice Williams, from Aust...

Graphic Photos Of Home Birth Reveal Beautiful Heart-Shaped Placenta

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Some readers may find the photos in this article graphic. A midwife has shared a selection of intimate and poignant photographs to inform, ...