Birth

After the Babymoon - When Fathers Get Depressed

Torsten Klaus | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Many men feel guilty or even ashamed of these feelings, some resentful or angry at their partner or child. A lot of new dads find themselves alone with these feelings. Helpless and unable to share with anyone, they retreat emotionally as the pain of emotional isolation is so hard to bear. As a result of this, some men also decide to leave the family.

Do it for Denmark: New Advert Encourages Danes To Have More Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Population increase in Denmark has been described as "dangerously low" but that might be about to change - a travel company have created an advert tha...

Microbirth: Why 'Seeding Baby's Microbiome' Needs to Be on Every Birth Plan

Toni Harman | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Harman

The latest scientific research is now starting to indicate that if the baby is not properly seeded with the mother's own bacteria at birth, then the baby's microbiome, in the words of Rodney R Dietert, Professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell University, is left "incomplete". Consequently, that baby's immune system may never develop to its full potential, leaving that infant with an increased risk of developing one or more serious diseases later in life.

Babies Conceived Via IVF Are Twice As Likely To Have Serious Birth Problems

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Babies conceived through IVF should be paid special attention, after a study found that serious birth problems are twice as likely to affect them than...

The Adult Onesie May Be Gruesome But It's Been Credited With Saving A Newborn Baby's Life

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A mother is crediting giving birth in her onesie for saving her baby’s life. In what is probably the first documented case of an adult onesie be...

Was A Baby Born In A Sports Direct Warehouse'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police have launched an inquiry after a baby was born at a warehouse on New Year's Day and then admitted to a neo-natal unit. Officers were unable ...

Severe Weather - of the Emotional Kind

Karin Sieger | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Some of us have a very delicate, sensitive and finely tuned internal radar that picks up signs of danger. Others are more or less constantly tuned to the 'attack and defense channel', always ready to expect the worse, tense, anxious, highly irritable and stressed. Probably for good reason.

It's Twins! First Ever Colour Footage Of Polar Bear Birth (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A polar bear has given birth to twin cubs at a German zoo – and the happy event has been captured on film. Giovanna delivered her babies at Muni...

'Forced Caesarean' Woman 'Begged' To Keep Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Court documents have shed vital new light on the tragic case of an Italian mother who was sedated, given a c-section and had her baby forcibly removed...

MP Vows Help For Italian 'Forced Birth' Woman

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An MP has contacted the Italian embassy over the case of a pregnant woman whose baby was reportedly forcibly removed by caesarean section in Britain b...

A Baby Boy Born On The Toilet Floor Of McDonald's Has Been Nicknamed...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: McDonald's Wedding Reception For Bride And Groom (PICTURES) A baby boy who was born in a McDonald’s toilet has been nicknamed “Ronald...

Mexican Woman Forced To Give Birth On Hospital Lawn After Medics Turn Her Away

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Crouching in the grass, her face etched with pain, this young mother was forced to give birth on a hospital lawn after she was denied help by medics. ...

Teacher Gives Birth In Classroom

PA | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

A primary school teacher got her baby son's education off to an early start - by giving birth to him in a classroom. Diane Krish-Veeramany, 30, wen...

WATCH: Amazing Baby Dolphin Calf Birth

Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Rare footage of a dolphin giving birth to a calf has been captured on camera at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/...

Royal Baby: Prince Harry Relishing Uncle Role

PA | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Prince Harry declared tonight he was ready to play the proud, protective uncle for his new nephew Prince George and "make sure he has fun". Harry c...

Five Worst Royal Baby Tie-ins

Marianka Swain | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marianka Swain

In what can only be described as adding insult to injury, the Ham & High reported a badly injured cyclist being taken to St Mary's Hospital, "where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth". The bizarrely inappropriate royal reference has since been removed from the article.

Preparing For Birth- How Yoga Can Help

Tara Lee | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Lee

As her big day draws near Kate will be feeling both excited and nervous as she prepares for the birth of the royal baby. It has been reported that Kate has been using yoga to help her through her pregnancy. The Duchess of Cambridge is one of a growing number of expectant mothers turning to yoga to help ease physical and emotional strain.

Human Rights in Childbirth - From Niche Cause to a Global Movement

Toni Harman | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Harman

Over the past year, I've become a champion of a niche cause. Few people have heard of it. But it's a cause that directly affects the health and well-being of millions of women around the world. That cause is human rights in childbirth.

When Kate and I were BFF's - My Soulful Momma Advice to Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Alice Grist | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Last night I dreamt that Kate Middleton was my next door neighbour and that she and Wills had their baby. It was a boy in case you were wondering, and...

Newborn Baby Pictured In Still Intact Amniotic Sac

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK

Huddled in its still-intact amniotic sac, this newly delivered baby is unaware it has even been born. The captivating snap revealing a caesarean d...

Are You 'Baby Ready'? How to Have a Soulful and Transformative Pregnancy

Alice Grist | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Being 'baby ready' is so much more than purchases and the inevitable pushing. You can make heartfelt attempts to sort your self out. You can do a whole lot of growing up. You can deal with your inner issues, your angers, your resentments, your bitterness, your issues with your parents, your addictions etc

More Lion's Fat, Ma'am? Bizarre Birth Customs from History

Amy Licence | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Amy Licence

With the Duchess of Cambridge now in her final trimester, the UK is anticipating the arrival of a new future monarch this July. There has never been a better time to give birth. Really, I'm not just offering that as a platitude, the customs and advice relating to pregnancy and birth in the past make for horrific reading. Of course, the lack of hygiene and gynaecological understanding caused untold suffering but setting mortality rates aside, midwives and the fashionable male accouchers of the past had some strange ideas about what was best for their patients.

Water All the Way!

Dr Gowri Motha | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Gowri Motha

Water births are gaining in popularity, although some people still consider them to be rather unconventional! I personally believe water birthing gives the mother, baby and partner the best possible experience.

Taming of the Shrewd

Lana Citron | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

I don't get it. What is it with women? As a gender we seem to be our own nemesis. The rubbish we tell/sell ourselves is far more detrimental to the modern female psyche than the shit men mete out.

Woman in Hormonal Maelstrom - Approach With Caution!

Lana Citron | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

They say a picture paints a thousand words....