UK Birth

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

By Mary Common | Phillip Othen | Posted 13.05.2016 | 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...

Mindful Birthing: Using Mindfulness During Labour

Liz Lowe | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

I had thoroughly prepared for a positive birth experience, but not for one that went so far off plan. It took me a long time to be able to discuss the birth calmly, and even longer to forgive myself for decisions made in moments of panic.

Photographer Captures Birth In Back Seat Of Car

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Parents

A photographer was lucky to capture the moment a woman gave birth in the back seat of a car, right outside the maternity unit. Paula D'amore from Flor...

Giovanna Fletcher Details 'Intense' Birth Experience

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Parents

Giovanna Fletcher has opened up about her "intense" labour with her youngest son, Buddy Bob. The 31-year-old author, who gave birth to her second chil...

Anne Hathaway Gives Birth To A Baby Boy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Parents

Anne Hathaway has given birth to her first child with her husband Adam Shulman. The couple welcomed a baby boy, who they have named Jonathan Rosebanks...

Mum Watches Son Being Born In Heartwarming Surrogate Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Parents

A new mother was photographed as she watched a surrogate give birth to her son. Kim Overton, 45, who documented her reaction to the birth of her seco...

Grandmother Who Gave Birth Aged 55 Hits Back At Critics

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents

A grandmother who gave birth to triplets aged 55 has hit back at critics who have called her "selfish". Sharon Cutts and her 40-year-old boyfriend Stu...

These Graphic Photos Show What A Placenta Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Readers may find these photos graphic. A birth photographer who believes the role of placentas is often overlooked has published a series o...

Brothers' Wives Give Birth At Same Time On Same Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Parents

Two brothers' became dads at the exact same time on the same day just in time for Easter celebrations. Matt Thayer and Stephen Thayer, from North Car...

Touching Photographs Capture The Beauty Of Caesarean Births

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: some readers may find the photos below graphic. A group of photographers have shared emotive pictures of women giving birth via caesarean se...

Meet The Celebrity Babies Born In 2016

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents

It's always exciting when a celebrity baby is welcomed into the world. Find out which famous faces had new additions in their families in 2016 with ou...