Giving Birth

Now The Miscarriages Are Over

Lucy Howard | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Howard

I know society expects me to be completely over the miscarriages now. I have my longed for family and I should just move on with my life. And in many ways that's true. I am overwhelmingly blessed to have a beautiful family that I adore. It was a fight to get here. But it was worth it.

Emotional Photos Capture The Beautiful Bonds Formed By New Mums And Midwives Around The World

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents

A beautiful photo series captures new mums and the midwives who assisted them in an emotional moment of shared joy. The photos, taken in the hours af...

How Can A Woman Survive Ebola And Then Die In Childbirth? The shame of Global Health Governance

Sophie Harman | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Sophie Harman

How can a woman survive Ebola and then die in childbirth? Easily, if you live in a low-income country where there are big gaps in skilled birth attend...

Mum Gave Birth To 6lb Baby In Her Sleep After She Dozed Off During Labour

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has explained how she gave birth in her sleep after she dozed off while in labour. Alice Payne, 23, from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, woke from an hou...

5 Ways To Predict Your Baby’s Gender Before Your 12 Week Scan

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents

For most parents one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy is finding out the gender of your child, and waiting for the 20-week-scan (any earlier re...

Rebekah Vardy Celebrates Birth Of Fourth Child By Eating Her Own Placenta

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents

Rebekah Vardy is celebrating the birth of her second child with her husband Jamie Vardy by eating her own placenta. The 34-year-old shared a photo of ...

15 Home Birth Photos Showing The Beauty Of Having Family Around You

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Parents

Some mums choose to give birth at home, so they can bring their baby into the world in a familiar environment. JoAnn Marrero, the photographer behind ...

Why This 'Disconnected' Photo Of A Mum Postpartum Is Resonating With New Parents

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum was brought to tears when she came across a postpartum photo of herself that showed “no attachment” to her baby. Lacey Barratt, a photograph...

10 Things You Only Know When Your Baby Is Overdue

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents

It has been 40 whole weeks, you have paid your pregnancy dues, and now you just want your baby to be out. But apparently your baby didn’t get the m...

Woman Wears Chewbacca Mask While In Labour, Tells People To Never Take Life Too Seriously

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents

A woman decided to wear a Chewbacca mask while she was in labour so her painful screams sounded like the Wookie language from ‘Star Wars’. Katie S...

Peter Andre's Wife Emily MacDonagh Has Given Birth To A Baby Boy

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

Peter Andre has announced his wife Emily Macdonagh has given birth to their second child together. The dad-of-four made the announcement on Twitter on...

BBC Breakfast Presenter Goes Into Labour After Live Broadcast

SWNS | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents

A BBC presenter gave birth after reading the news on live TV - with a fellow newsreader as her birthing partner. Victoria Fritz, who reads the busines...

10 Things That Happen To Your Body After You Give Birth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Parents

When you’re preparing to become a mum you think a lot about pregnancy and childbirth, but a lot less about what happens to your body once your littl...

Twins Born In Different Years

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has given birth to twins in two different years. Maribel Valencia, 22, gave birth to her daughter Jaelyn at 11:59pm on New Year’s Eve 2015,...

No-Bathe Birthing Trend Sees Parents Not Washing Newborns For Days

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Parents

Many new parents are choosing to delay their baby's first bath - sometimes waiting a few days after the birth before washing their baby. The no-bat...

Mums Reveal Their Hilarious First Words After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Parents

After labour, the first words that come out of a new mother's mouth are always going to be interesting. Parenting site Babble decided to ask 30 mum...

Woman Gives Birth In A Taxi, Driver Demands She Pay For Making A Mess

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Sam Blewett | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents

A mum who gave birth in the backseat of a taxi was stunned when the cabbie demanded money for cleaning his car. Karolina Dabrowska's son Sebastian...

The NHS Answer To Whether You Can Drink Alcohol While Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is a hotly debated topic. Sometimes, the conflicting advice is so overwhelming it's hard to know where to start. ...

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 ...

The Most Important Piece of Advice a New Mother Needs to Hear

Lotte Lane | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lotte Lane

Resentful that the hordes of visitors are infinitely more interested in the baby than you, even though YOU'RE THE ONE THAT DID THE AGONY? That's OK. You're still a good mother.

Childbirth: The No Bullshit Advice All Mums Should Know

Olivia Siegl | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

We have all been there fit to bursting, rubbing our fast expanding tummy and hanging off every last detail from a mum painting the story of her birth ...

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.

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.

In Breastfeeding, 'Good' Beats 'Perfect' Every Time

Jessica Shortall | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

When I was pregnant with my second child, I thought about perfect and good. So this time around, I called three friends and made them promise: when my daughter was three months old, they were to call and ask me if she'd had any formula. I would not lie. If the answer was no, they had to come over and give it to her themselves.

This Proud Father Filmed His Wife Giving Birth On The Pavement

Barcroft Media | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You'd think delivering your wife's child in the street would be a stressful affair, but one man managed to do just that....and film it at the same tim...