UK Birth

Why High Achievers Could Find Parenitng A Challenge

Jerilee Claydon | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Jerilee Claydon

Would you consider yourself a high achiever? It may come as a surprise but being a high achiever when it comes to having a baby may not be to your advantage.

The First Weeks Of Being A Parent. I Missed Out

Tamara Spurway | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Parents
Tamara Spurway

When will I learn? I made the mistake of watching One Born Every Minute today. Sometimes it has no effect on me at all but I must be tired because I cried and it wasn't even a really emotional one.

If You Think A Placenta 'Ruins' A Birth Photo, This Photographer Has Some Serious Words For You

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Parents

A birth photographer has issued a rallying cry against “birth shaming” after her photo of a father cradling his newborn was criticised for showing...

Helen Skelton Has Given Birth To Her Second Child With Richie Myler

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Parents

Helen Skelton has revealed she has given birth to her second child with her husband Richie Myler. The 33-year-old, who is already mum to one-year-old...

Dad Recommends Frozen Condoms To Ease New Mums' Pain After Birth, So Does It Work?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Parents

A dad has recommended an alternative use of a condom that will help to ease a new mum’s pain and swelling after she has given birth. Dad Martin Wanl...

'One Born Every Minute' Viewers Divided Over Dad Who Complained He Was 'Tired'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents

‘One Born Every Minute’ viewers were divided over a dad who featured on the 10th series of the Channel 4 programme because he complained he was ...

Mum Had A Huge Shock When Giving Birth And Her Reaction Summed It Up Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum’s reaction after giving birth to an 11lb 2oz baby at home with no intervention summed up the experience perfectly. Natalie, from the US, had a...

Benedict Cumberbatch Has Become A Dad For The Second Time

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Parents

Benedict Cumberbatch has become a dad for the second time. The 40-year-old’s wife, Sophie Cumberbatch [née Hunter], gave birth to a boy called Hal...

Husband Carries Baby For Wife After She Couldn't Fall Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents

A transgender man said he is “very proud” to have given birth to his first child when his wife struggled to conceive. Chris Rehs-Dupin, 32, from O...

Flipping The Narrative On Scary Birth Stories

Rachel Murray | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Murray

I will never know for sure, but I think a big factor in my birth experience was my feeling of confidence and self-efficacy. Thanks to the women who shared their positive birth stories with me, I could so clearly visualise a calm, positive birth of my own. I'd played it out in my mind that many times, is it so surprising that the reality was just that?

From Birth-Day To Birthday

Tina Medlock | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina Medlock

I on the other hand, wondered what the shitting hell had happened to me. My body had been violated, I was exhausted and all of a sudden I had to deal with this crying seven pound bundle of skin and hair. I wondered where my motherly instinct had pissed off to and why I had no idea as to what type of cry my baby was making.  Please tell me I am not the only one who could not decipher, hungry, tired, sick and bored cries?

How The Media Are Gearing Us Up For Traumatic Birth Experiences

Lauren Vaknine | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Vaknine

Don't get me wrong, my labour was long and it was hard work, that's why it's called labour. But it was the most incredible experience of my life and I'm so glad I did the research beforehand to enable me to re-evaluate everything I'd ever been told about birth and to therefore switch off from the negativity surrounding the subject and be able to believe that it could be a positive experience.

Watch A Baby Slowly Being Pulled From Mother's Stomach During 'Gentle' Caesarean

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: This article contains images and a video of a medical nature. The moment a baby was born slowly during a “gentle caesarean” has been ca...

The Unkind Chord Of An Umbilical Cord

Alex Muller-Nicholson | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents
Alex Muller-Nicholson

It's an umbilical cord - it nourished and connected baby to mother for nine months. Without it there would be no baby - it is a miraculous part of our human engineering and so why does it provoke a reaction of such disgust? Rochelle is proud of hers - so why does her decision to preserve it warrant such discussion?

Kym Marsh Was 'Absolutely Terrified' Daughter Polly Would Die After Losing Archie

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Kym Marsh has opened up about her fears that her daughter would die after losing her son Archie at 21 weeks. When the actress was pregnant with Polly,...

Rochelle Humes Turns Dried Umbilical Cord Into Piece Of Art

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents

Rochelle Humes has marked the birth of her second daughter by turning her dried umbilical cord into a piece of art. The 27-year-old, who gave birth t...

Rochelle Humes Has Given Birth To A Baby Girl

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents

Rochelle Humes has given birth to a baby girl, her second child with husband Marvin Humes. The new arrival will be joining big sister, three-year-old ...

Billie Faiers Confirms She Has Given Birth To A Baby Boy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Parents

Billie Faiers has confirmed she has become a mum for the second time, after giving birth to a baby boy on Tuesday 7 March. The former TOWIE star share...

Three Mums Share The Touching Reasons They Decided To Become Surrogates

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents

Three mums have opened up about how they reached the decision to become surrogates, after having children of their own. The women all have different r...

Natalie Portman's Baby Name Choice Is A Variation Of The UK's Most Popular Moniker

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents

Natalie Portman has given birth to her second child with her husband Benjamin Millepied and revealed the newborn’s name. The 35-year-old, who is als...

Orgasm During Labour: What Is It And Why Does It Happen?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents

Most mums-to-be don’t associate going into labour with the prospect of imminent pleasure, but some mums say their experience of childbirth was orgas...

Facebook Post Celebrates Vernix, The 'Birthday Frosting' Some Babies Are Born With

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: This article contains images of a medical nature. A parenting Facebook page is celebrating “birthday frosting” on newborn babies with a ...

How Can A Woman Survive Ebola And Then Die In Childbirth? The shame of Global Health Governance

Sophie Harman | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Sophie Harman

How can a woman survive Ebola and then die in childbirth? Easily, if you live in a low-income country where there are big gaps in skilled birth attend...

I Met My Birth Partner On Instagram

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

Yes, I will be having my partner and someone I met on the internet attend the birth of my second child. But I am happy with this, so that's all that matters.

Photographer 'Refused' To Document Woman's Birth For Controversial Reason

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mother has shared a shocking exchange she had with her birth photographer, who reportedly refused to document her caesarean section. The mum, whose...