Giving Birth

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

Jessica Shortall | Posted 02.08.2014 | 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...

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...

WTF Is A 'Sumo Baby'?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Overweight women who "eat for two" during pregnancy could be at risk of giving birth to a "sumo baby", experts have warned as the number of larger-tha...

Royal Baby: 22 Things You Should Never Say To Someone In Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We need something to pass the time while Kate Middleton's pushing for Britain, so we asked you - our HuffPost UK Lifestyle readers - to tell us the to...

Syria: I Drove My Car, I Painted My Nails... Just Like You

Cat Carter | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Carter

"I want the world to feel us, to have compassion, to listen to these stories of our lives and our suffering. To know that no-one wants to leave their home. We were living a normal life - we had houses, jobs, shops, warehouses. Now we have lost everything, we have nothing. I just want the people outside to know that we were just like you."

Government Urges GPs To Cut Pain Relief For Women Givng Birth

Catherine Balavage | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics
Catherine Balavage

If women stopped having children the world would stop. We need to be given more respect for the ordeal of being pregnant for nine months and then giving birth.

Should We Be So Very Scared of Giving Birth?

Milli Hill | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Milli Hill

It's not really surprising that so many women feel this way. The media portrayal of birth ranges from the rather ridiculous soap opera version - 'woman looking terrified and sweaty delivers baby in pub drama' - to programs like One Born Every Minute - 'woman looking terrified and sweaty begs for drugs in hospital drama'.

Cambridge Student Who Sat Exams One Day After Giving Birth Gains First

Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A student has gained a first in English from Cambridge despite sitting her exams, with catheter still attached, 28 hours after giving birth. Gradua...

Your Post Pregnancy Body

Joanna Bolouri | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Bolouri

There are women out there who are made entirely of elastic.

Looking Back to Darkness

Julie Smith | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Smith

In the run up to Mother's Day I am working with the mental health anti-stigma programme Time to Change, run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, to raise awareness about a mental illness that affects one in 10 new mums.

Fertility Rate Rises As Average Woman Has Two Children

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There has been a continued fall in the proportion of women giving birth at home, according to new data. In 2010 in England and Wales,...

What Now?

Wendy Wason | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wason

Most mothers who have C-sections feel a little guilty, as we're not having a natural birth. Even when you tell yourself that it's best for you and baby you still feel a little pang.