Giving Birth

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...

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.