UK Birth

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...

Jennifer Metcalfe Has Given Birth To Her First Baby

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

Jennifer Metcalfe has given birth to her first baby. The ‘Hollyoaks’ actress and her husband Greg Lake welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday 20 June. Met...

Beyoncé Has 'Given Birth To Twins'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Parents

Beyoncé has reportedly given birth to twins. The 35-year-old ‘Formation singer’, her 47-year-old husband Jay Z and their five-year-old daughter B...

Mum Gives Graphic (Yet Hilarious) Account Of How 'Rotten' It Is To Give Birth

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has given a graphic account of what happens to a woman’s body while giving birth and didn’t hold back with the details. Jordan Kennedy, fro...

Photographer Captures What Happens To A Baby's Head During Birth

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: This article contains images some may find graphic. A photographer has captured what happens to a baby’s head as during birth. Kayla Reed...

Emotional Photos Capture The Beautiful Bonds Formed By New Mums And Midwives Around The World

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents

A beautiful photo series captures new mums and the midwives who assisted them in an emotional moment of shared joy. The photos, taken in the hours af...

One Of Britain's 'Most Premature Babies' Defies Odds After Being Born At 22 Weeks

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents

One of the most premature babies to be born in Britain has defied the odds by surviving being born at 22 weeks, weighing just 1lb 4oz. Austin Douglas...

12-Year-Old Girl Helps Deliver Baby Brother

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents

The incredible moment a 12-year-old girl helped deliver her baby brother was captured on camera. Jacee Dellapena, from Mississippi, US, was in the del...

Mum Who Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Gave Birth To Son In Supermarket And Had A Very Fitting Photoshoot

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who had no idea she was pregnant gave birth in a supermarket - and decided to document her surprise in a very fitting way. Ashleigh Miller-Cross...

Investment In The Future Begins With Babies

Clair Rees | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Parents
Clair Rees

The quality of everyday physical and emotional experiences they have with parents, families, caregivers and communities all determine the strength of the foundation. The strength of the foundation we give babies now will help determine the strength of our nation's potential in the future. All of this begins in pregnancy.

Mum Gave Birth To 13 Pound Baby: 'It Looked Like They Pulled A Toddler Out My Belly'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who gave birth to a baby weighing 13 pounds and 5 ounces has said she wasn’t prepared for having such a big baby. Chrissy Corbitt, from Florid...

Raising A Kid? Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Celine Bell | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

Ok, so some of this might not feel like small stuff, but I promise you it is. If little Jemima finds your secret stash of Jaffa Cakes and eats them all, aged 14 months, it doesn't condemn her to a life of obesity. If all the other newborns from your NCT class sleep in their cots from day one, and yours doesn't, it doesn't mean they'll still be sleeping in your bed aged 19.

Causes Of Major Birth Defects Still 'Largely Unknown'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents

Causes of major birth defects remain largely unknown, according to a new study. The researchers, based at the University of Utah School of Medicine, w...

Lucy Pargeter Was 'Gutted' She Couldn't Watch Twins Being Born During Caesarean Birth

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents

Lucy Pargeter has introduced her newborn twins to the world and opened up about her caesarean birth at 37 weeks. The ‘Emmerdale’ actress, who welc...

Lotus Birth Trend: What Is It And Is It Safe?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents

Mums are posting pictures from their “lotus births” on Instagram and, although the trend is not a new one, the alternative birth practice seems to...

What Should I Expect From My Vagina Post-Birth?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Alexandra Johnson

As far as I can tell, the best thing I can do is go into labour with an open mind, be adaptable, and push safe in the knowledge that if it does all go horribly wrong, my vagina won't have to resemble a car crash for life.

Why Cheryl And Liam Payne 'Could Face A £200 Fine' Over Baby Bear

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents

Cheryl and Liam Payne may face a £200 fine for failing to register the birth of baby Bear before the deadline. Life admin can understandably take a b...

Helen Skelton Reveals The Fire Brigade Arrived As She Gave Birth On Her Kitchen Floor

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents

Helen Skelton has revealed that a team of fire fighters stepped in to be her birthing partners as her husband was in another country when she went int...

'One Born Every Minute' Viewers Praise Teenager As She Watches Mum Give Birth

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Parents

’One Born Every Minute’ viewers praised a teenager on the show who stayed in the delivery room and watched her mum give birth. 16-year-old Jess sa...