Birth

Nine Pieces of Advice to My Younger (Pregnant) Self

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 11.09.2014 | 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 22.08.2014 | 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...

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.