Having a Baby

Having A Second Baby? Eight Things You Need To Know

Celine Bell | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

For baby number two, everyone is too busy with their own kids to tell you what it's like. I'd tell my mates that it's really, really tough, only I've got to put a wash on and go to the supermarket. When we catch up, we are beyond talking about pooey nappies and sleepless nights, and instead debate Love Island and where does the best holiday babysitting service.

Fears Of A New Mother

Jessica Smith | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jessica Smith

When I discovered that I was pregnant, I was completely over the moon - mainly because I had suffered an eating disorder for many years and although I never spoke about it with anyone, I always had a lingering fear that perhaps the damage I had done to my body internally would be irreversible. But thankfully I was able to fall pregnant naturally.

When Your Friend Has A Baby

Lorna Farrell | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lorna Farrell

When you have a baby your whole life changes, it's overwhelming and exhausting and amazing all at once. Some people want to retreat and process that privately but a lot of people want to know that they aren't on their own, that their friends and wider family still care for them and are there for them to celebrate and support them. Mamas want to feel loved, and to feel that their baby is loved.

Where Do YOU Factor Into YOUR Pregnancy?

Lauren Derrett | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Derrett

Imagine if everything in pregnancy was written in a way whereby you could equate all your baby's milestones as a massive, stonking, you're the bomb, preggo high five to yourself and your amazing body that has worked silently and unquestionably 24/7!

Five Tips on Budgeting for a New Baby

Zara Walker | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Parents
Zara Walker

According to Forbes magazine it's costing the average millennial couple $245,340 (£173,084) per child from newborn to 18. Phew! That is a lot, right? The total includes housing food, clothing, education, extracurricular and many other costs you might associate with being a parent.

What My Baby Niece Has Taught Me About Wonder

Poorna Bell | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Babies and I have never really hit it off. But while I have never been that person who will coo on cue at the babies of strangers, I have a new-found appreciation of babies via my niece Leela who is just about The Best Thing Ever. When I visited my sister in the hospitable three weeks ago, I burst into tears at the sight of this tiny little person who hadn't even existed a year ago.

Breastfeeding: Love, Not Judgement

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

To say that breastmilk is more nutritionally and immunologically comprehensive than infant formula milk isn't being rude, or trying to make anyone feel bad, or just being mean. It's true.

Trying for a Baby This Year? Here Are My Top Tips for Getting Pregnant

Melanie Hackwell | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Hackwell

It's the New Year and many of us are thinking of resolutions. However, many are also in the unfortunate position of trying to have a baby, and experiencing difficulties. It's a hard time for those in that situation, and I fully understand the emotions that go with it, having been through this myself...

How Pregnancy Has Changed Since I Was Pregnant

Heidi Murkoff | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Murkoff

Childcare is more likely to be divided more equitably between parents too. Many of our mums commented that their partners are more involved than their dads were when they were growing up - and others noted that the shift towards greater sharing of the baby care workload is inevitable, given that most mums (as dads) are juggling parenthood with a career.

Why Intuition Is Your Best Friend Especially When It Comes to Having a Baby

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

My instinct tells me that if I want a baby it will come naturally or if it doesn't maybe it is not meant to be. Others have a different vibe about the whole thing and are comfortable with fertility treatment, IVF or other procedures. But for me and for many of my friends the cost was getting too high. It made me sick, frustrated, anxious and most of all I lost me.

I'm 38 and Want a Baby - Is it Too Late?

BritChick Paris | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I'm finally fully embracing the idea but very soon I turn 39. All through my thirties I thought I was bobbing along fancy-free and young at heart. Now the reality has hit that I'm one step away from 40. Cue sirens and red flashing lights.

To C or not to C

Wendy Wason | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wason

What really winds me up is the smugness of mothers who give birth naturally and seem to think if you have had a C-section you somehow opted out. It's not the case. I don't believe anyone would rather have an extra five days in hospital and be sliced open.

Study: Young Women Would Rather Buy A House Than Have A Baby

Georgia James | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Almost half of thirtysomething women would prefer to get on the property ladder than have a baby, according to a poll of 2,000 women. The survey, c...