Birth

What's the Opposite of Earth Mother?

Suzanne Peters | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Peters

I don't remember much about the classes except I have hazy memories of very graphic birth flash cards, featuring very ugly, hairy-vagina'd mothers-to-be, often with baby heads crowning out of them. It was the stuff of nightmares.

Ultra Rare Birth Of Baby In Still-Intact Amniotic Sac Stuns Doctors (GRAPHIC IMAGE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains some graphic content, reader discretion is advised A baby born three months early has been photographed still in his...

What To Do When Your Obstetrician Is A Robot

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

We were talking about having a child, right? A cool thing. An episode that we all get to share. She as a professional expert, using her expertise and wisdom to help engineer a seamless birth. Us, as new parents, glowing with the opportunity to do this special project ever so well.

My Awful Secret

Lotte Lane | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lotte Lane

I feel like the most despicable person for admitting this, but part of me is dreading having this kid. I'm scared and I'm anxious. The excitement I felt first time round is notably absent. Sometimes I forget I'm pregnant at all, and it feels quite nice.

It's Time to Raise Your Standards and Stop Expecting Birth to Be Hell

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

As women, we have so much to thank our mothers and our grandmothers for. There was a time, when we were expected to sit at home, preparing the tea, cleaning the house and completing 'a woman's work' without fuss.

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Giving Birth

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

There isn't a single hypnobirthing technique that isn't a skill for life. So I encourage you, pregnant or not, the next time you notice you're having the urge to change what is, wishing for the future or yearning for the past, bring your attention to accepting the moment for what it is. Breathe out resistance and notice how much easier things feel. It works.

The No B***S*** Advice All New Mums Should Know

Olivia Siegl | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

One thing that was not lost amongst the milk hazed chaos was how at certain points during those first intrepid weeks, me and my post baby self could have done with a list of new mum home truths that cut through the inertia of new mum bullshit and instead brought me and my over active worries back down to reality.

Why Society Makes Giving Birth Harder

Alice Rossiter | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Rossiter

All the horror stories about pain, long drawn-out births, complications and instruments that "do what?!!" (trust me - everyone will want to tell you what happened once to a friend of theirs) no wonder women aren't even allowed to entertain the idea that birth can in fact be amazing, empowering and redefining.

Nine Pieces of Advice to My Younger (Pregnant) Self

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Goleniowska

A complete norm, or the truly typical does not exist. How long it takes to conceive, the exact length of your pregnancy, how much your baby weighs, feeds, fills her nappy, wants to be held and sleeps is no different. Neither your body, not your baby have the latest iBaby App or manual from a childcare expert telling them what is expected...

Artificial Womb and the Human Society: When Science Will Create New Grow-Homes for Babies

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

With church and religion being always against any form of interference in the natural course of childbirth, especially using science, it remains to be seen whether the doors will open for Ectogenesis or if they will be sealed shut. In any case, Science has already found its path now.

Josie Cunningham Is Selling Tickets To The Birth Of Her Third Child... And They've All Sold Out

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

Professional tabloid provocateur Josie Cunningham is selling tickets to witness the birth of her third child – and guess what? All four tickets ...

What These Total Strangers Did For A Grieving Father Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Never underestimate the kindness of strangers – as this grieving father found out for himself. Reddit user Steffel07 posted an image of his late...

Mothers Who Have Abortions - The Last Taboo

Francesca Richards-Spiller | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Richards-Spiller

As a mother myself, I feel very strongly that my children are part of me. To be able to absorb your babies back into your body rather than give birth to them in a place which is unsafe or where food and water is scarce would be the best option, if only it were possible in humans. So in that sense, isn't abortion the most maternal, selfless, protective act a mother can do?

Woman Gives Birth To Lizard - And Doesn't She Look Happy About It!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK

Congratulations, it’s a … lizard. Well that’s what the Indonesian press are reporting emerged from the womb of an expectant mother late last...

Want To Watch Women Give Birth In The Woods? Then This TV Show Is For You

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought 'One Born Every Minute' was graphic, brace yourself. A new reality TV show will film expectant mothers giving birth in the wild - gi...

This May Increase The Chance Of A Premature Birth

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A study that examined nearly 500,000 women revealed that those who have their babies less than a year apart are twice as likely to give birth prematur...

After the Babymoon - When Fathers Get Depressed

Torsten Klaus | Posted 16.06.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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...