Birth

No Babies Were Born In This Town For 28 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents

A small town was overjoyed by the birth of the first baby born there in 28 years. Ostana, a mountain town in the Piedmont region of Italy, has seen...

Why Don't We Talk About the Heartbreak of Miscarriage?

Katy Evans | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents
Katy Evans

I went for my 12 week scan three weeks ago and found out I had a missed miscarriage. I hadn't even heard of missed miscarriages before then and have since realised that miscarriages in general aren't really talked about and are something we deal with in private. But I wish more people would talk about them.

Being in the Smug Set

Karen Hall | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Hall

In my role as fully paid-up member of the smug set, I like to empower parents and share information and strategies that they can use to make decisions that feel right for them at the time. I don't believe that having a good birth is the luck of the draw, but nor do I believe that your baby's mode of exit is really cause for smugness of any kind.

Sleepwalker Who Fell 50ft And Was Told She Couldn't Have Kids Gives Birth

SWNS | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents

A woman who was told she couldn't have kids after a 50ft fall while sleepwalking, has given birth to a baby boy. Amy Wigfull, 25, suffered serious ...

Holly Willoughby Gives Her View On Eating The Placenta

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby has waded in on the debate about eating your own placenta in pill form after giving birth. The mum-of-three decided to discuss the...

Coleen Rooney Reveals She'll Be Eating Her Placenta

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents

Coleen Rooney is celebrating the birth of her third son by eating her own placenta. The mum-of-three shared a photo of her Placenta Plus pills in a...

McFly's Harry Judd Has Become A Dad

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents

McFly singer Harry Judd's wife Izzy has given birth to a baby girl. The 30-year-old announced the news on Twitter, revealing the name the couple ha...

Michael Bublé Has Welcomed His Second Baby Boy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents

Michael Bublé's wife Luisana Lopilato has given birth to the couple's second child together. The 40-year-old singer shared the news on Twitter alo...

Wayne Rooney Shares First Photo Of Baby Kit

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents

Wayne Rooney has shared a photo of his newborn son. The dad-of-three tweeted a snap of the moment he met his third child for the first time in hosp...

Stretch Marks During Pregnancy: How To Prevent And Treat Them

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents

Women's bodies go through many physical changes during pregnancy, the majority which are out of their control. Stretch marks are a natural result o...

Louis Tomlinson's Newborn Son's Name Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has reportedly decided on the name of his newborn son with former partner Briana Jungwirth. The 24-year-old, who...

One Direction Star Louis Tomlinson Welcomes Son

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Parents

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has become a dad to a baby boy. His former partner Briana Jungwirth gave birth in a hospital in LA, The Sun conf...

Newborn's Face Makes Her Thoughts On Bath Time Perfectly Clear

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Parents

A newborn's first bath is definitely a camera-ready moment. One dad managed to capture his daughter's adorable reaction straight after her first so...

Caring For Your Baby's Umbilical Cord Stump: Dos And Don'ts

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents

How to look after a newborn baby’s umbilical stump is something many parents seek advice on. After giving birth, the midwife will clamp the umbil...

This Powerful Postpartum Selfie Has United Parents In The Beauty Of Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents

A new mother has shared the honest reality of how she looked and felt 24 hours after giving birth with a powerful selfie. Erica Andrews from Ohio ...

Dad Shares Hour-By-Hour Account Of Premature Son's Traumatic Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents

A new dad wrote an hour-by-hour account of the birth of his premature son, when he was torn between being at the bedside of his newborn or his wife. ...

Raw Emotions Captured During First Visits To Meet Newborns

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents

A birth photographer has captured the heartwarming moments friends and family members first visit newborns in hospital. Marry Fermont, the dutch ph...

Cat Deeley Gives Birth To First Child

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents

Cat Deeley is "completely in love" after giving birth to her first child. The 39-year-old and her husband Patrick Kielty welcomed a baby boy and th...

Sam Faiers Hits Back At Baby Name Criticism

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

Update: Since the publication of this article, Sam Faiers has removed the photo she shared of her son. Sam Faiers has made a stand against people ...

Take That's Howard Donald Names Newborn Son After David Bowie

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

Howard Donald has welcomed a baby son, who he has named in honour of David Bowie. The Take That star's wife Katie Halil gave birth on Tuesday 12 Ja...

A Year Of Birth Stories Captured In Moving 3-Minute Video

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents

A birth photographer has captured one year of birth stories in a moving video. Bree Garcia, from J&B Photography in Los Angeles, put together her f...

Baby Girl Born With Large Moles Covering Skin

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents

A baby girl was born with large moles covering much of her skin, due to a rare condition. Wu Zimiao, now two months old, was diagnosed with a type ...

Corrie's Simon Gregson's Wife Had A 'Four-Week' Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Parents

Coronation Street star Simon Gregson has spoken about his wife's dramatic labour and introduced his newborn son Henry to the world. The 41-year-old...

Liya Kebede: The Mother Championing Change In Global Maternal Health

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Parents

Liya Kebede might be most known as a frontrunner in the fashion world, but the mother-of-two has another significant passion outside her modelling car...

Seven Things Every New Mum Should Know

Ella Davis | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents
Ella Davis

Despite the plethora of books, articles and classes meant to prepare you for motherhood, why are the first weeks such a shock? Here's what I wish I'd known.