Birth

Photographer Takes A Stand Against Caesareans By Capturing Girlfriend's Home Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents

A photographer captured his girlfriend's "intense" 20-hour labour and birth of their daughter in their own home. Gustavo Gomes, from Brazil, was us...

Mum Wants To Give Birth In The Sea With Dolphins, May Be A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents

Katie Piper met a mum-to-be who wants to give birth in the sea and use a dolphin as her midwife. Piper met her as part of Channel 4's Extraordinary...

The Birth Plan, Really?

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Birth doesn't always allow for a 'heads up' on what is likely to happen. Are we giving some women the idea that they will be in control of something that really is an unknown, just by calling it a 'Birth Plan'? We can only really be in control of how we respond to some events, not the events themselves.

Weightlifter Gives Birth To Twins Who've Already Racked Up 25,000 Instagram Followers

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents

Weightlifter Sophie Guidolin, known for carrying on training until she was 34 weeks' pregnant, has given birth to twins. The fitness guru garnered...

Planning for an Emergency Caesarean

Nicola Bonn | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Parents
Nicola Bonn

When I ended up having an emergency caesarean it kind of took me by surprise. Mentally I had prepared myself for pushing my baby out but hadn't really given the ins and outs of a C-Section much thought. I kind of thought that if I needed one so be it. There was nothing much I could plan for. I was wrong.

Kim Kardashian Reveals Condition That Affected Her Ability To Conceive

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents

Kim Kardashian has revealed the condition that affected her ability to conceive her second child, as well as admitting she might be forced to have a h...

Dad Nearly Misses Son's Birth Due To Extreme Diarrhoea

PA Real Life | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Parents

A dad nearly missed the birth of his first child because the combination of stress and his severe bowel disorder meant he needed to go to the toilet 2...

Mum Finds Brilliant Way To Get Through Labour Pain

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Parents

A mother found a good way to get through labour pains by energetically dancing in the delivery room while being filmed by her husband. Yuki Nishiz...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Surprises Fans... By Becoming A Dad

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Parents

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has become a father for the first time after his wife Tasha McCauley gave birth to a baby boy on the weekend of 15 August. The...

Helen Flanagan Surprised By Pain Of Childbirth

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents

Helen Flanagan has revealed she was in labour for three days, but she says the pain was "worth it" for her baby daughter. Flanagan gave birth to Ma...

The Size Of The Average Family In The UK Has Changed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Parents

The number of families in the UK with four or more children has reached its highest level for five decades, new figures show. In 2013, 9.5% of babi...

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Become a Father

Suzi Godson | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Parents
Suzi Godson

Throughout this month, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour is broadcasting my interviews with men aged from twenty to eighty. The first week focussed on young men, role models and the way in which parental behaviour influences attitudes towards relationships. Last week we spoke to young men about their experiences of pregnancy, birth and fatherhood...

This Photo Has Started A Global Conversation About The Beauty Of C-Section Scars

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Parents

Photographer Helen Aller often takes photos of newborns and their mums, but she wasn't prepared for the reaction her latest shot has received. On f...

18 Photos Of Mums In All Their Unretouched Postpartum Glory

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Parents

Photographer and mum Liliana Taboas hopes her "Divine Mothering" project will bring joy and encouragement to her fellow mothers by celebrating the m...

Keira Knightley Finally Reveals Daughter's Name

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Parents

Keira Knightley has revealed her daughter's name, as well as speaking about how motherhood has given her body confidence. The 30-year-old and her ...

Moving Video Shows Joys (And Fears) Of Becoming Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Parents

Digital mindfulness app Headspace has released a moving video documenting new parents bringing their babies into the world. The founders said paren...

The Honest Body Project Captures Women's Beauty Pre- And Post-Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Parents

Mother-of-two and photographer Natalie McCain wants to help mums of different shapes, sizes and backgrounds feel beautiful and empowered. McCain's ...

Zooey Deschanel Gives Birth And Reveals A Secret

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents

Zooey Deschanel has given birth to her first child with husband Jacob Pechenik. Yes, we said husband. The 35-year-old secretly married Pechenik in ...

Ashlee Simpson Takes Inspiration From Rock Legend To Name Baby Girl

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

Ashlee Simpson, the younger sibling of Jessica Simpson, has given birth to a baby girl and has chosen a name for her daughter that is a little unusual...

Jodi Albert: 'It Absolutely Breaks My Heart That My Mum Will Never Meet Zekey'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Parents

Kian Egan's wife Jodi Albert has said the birth of her second son Zekey helped her through the grief of losing her mother to cancer. The couple's s...

Crowdbirthing Phenomenon Sees Average Of Eight People In Delivery Room

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Parents

Births may have been intimate occasions with only the father-to-be present, but now they are start to resemble something of a small house party. S...

Rebecca Adlington's Advice For Parents Taking Their Babies Swimming

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Rebecca Adlington gave birth six weeks ago and has wasted no time in heading to the pool with her newborn daughter Summer and husband Harry Needs. ...

Taylor Swift's 1st Godchild Is Born

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents

Jaime King has given birth to her and Kyle Newman's second child together. The couple's new son, whose famous godmother is Taylor Swift, was born o...

You Won't Have Heard This Labour Story Before!

Daniel Rourke | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Rourke

Once we had the drip in her hand it was decided that she was going to have an epidural and an anaesthetist was called for. Obviously I'm very anxious at this point and every minute seemed like an hour.

Woman Gives Birth To 10lb Baby In Moving Car

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents

The moment a mum gave birth to a 10lb baby boy in the front seat of a moving car has been captured in an incredible video. Lesia Pettijohn and her ...