Maternity

What Does A Nutritionist Advise Eating When Pregnant?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital this week for acute morning sickness - also known as hyperemesis gravidarum. What that means is ...

Man Recreates Maternity Photos With His Beer Belly

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When one woman refused maternity photos - and who'd blame her? They're naff - her husband decided to take matters into his own hands. "My wife didn...

Delivering Babies and Providing Abortion Care - Two Sides of the Same Coin

Clare Murphy | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Clare Murphy

The Mail asks whether it isn't "a grotesque conflict of roles to ask midwives to snuff out the lives of unborn babies they would normally be using all their skills to protect?" Well, frankly, no it isn't. In fact it is entirely in keeping with a profession for whom the needs and wishes of the pregnant woman are put first and whose members strive everyday to deliver woman-centred care.

Midwifery Training Video Launched to Save Babies Lives

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Heidi Eldridge

The UK has one of the worst stillbirth rates in the developed world and at least 1 third of stillbirths are related to fetal growth restriction. At least 10% of all babies born are growth restricted.

Why Made in Britain is Good for Business

Tiffany London | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Tiffany London

The 'Made in Britain' label, it seems, is making a comeback. Marks & Spencer has done it for the high street, Mary Portas has done it for knickers, and my maternity wear label Tiffany Rose has done it for the plethora of pregnant women out there looking for beautiful, flattering and well-made dresses.

Bold and Beautiful: Celebrity Style for Spring

Tiffany London | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany London

As we move in to spring all eyes will be on the blossoming bumps of these A-list mums-to-be and, more specifically, what they are wearing. I've said this before but I'm a firm believer that being pregnant is no reason to take a back seat in the style stakes.

The Bumps of the A-List: The Oscars Pregnancy Style

Tiffany London | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tiffany London

I loved watching the Oscars highlights on Monday morning (when you have children staying up until the early hours of the morning to catch it on E! just isn't an option!) and it was wonderful to see Hollywood embracing pregnancy.

Nigel Farage Couldn't Be More Wrong - Supporting Working Mums Is Good for Business

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sharon Hodgson

Nobody should ever judge mothers on the choices they make when it comes to balancing work and family life; it should always be a personal choice. But this choice needs to be a meaningful one, not simply picking the least worst option. Unfortunately, this still isn't the case for far too many women. We can and we must do better.

Four Days, Two Fittings, and 5,437 Miles Across the Atlantic: Dressing Naiyana Garth for the Golden Globes

Tiffany London | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tiffany London

Many say January is the most depressing month of the year but I love it. It's a time for new beginnings, a fresh start, refocusing and looking ahead to the next 12 months. January is also awards season, meaning that red carpets all over the world are, for a brief few weeks, the focus of the world's media.

Christmas All Wrapped Up With Tiffany London

Tiffany London | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany London

In spite of being mega busy, I love the Christmas period and seeing the excitement on my children's faces when we put up the decorations and their eyes lighting up when we open presents never fails to melt my heart. That's why I think it's so important to make time for my family at Christmas.

From Frumpy Smocks to Elegant Frocks: The History of Maternity Wear

Tiffany London | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany London

In the 80s there wasn't much on the market except for unflattering pieces, commonly referred to as 'tents'. They disguised the bump and the design tended to have a one-size-fits-all approach, which usually ended up adding 10 years and goodness knows how many pounds on even the slimmest and most youthful mum-to-be.

Forty and Fabulous: Mature Mums on the Rise

Tiffany London | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany London

Recently some stats were released showing that the number of new mums in their 40s is on the rise, with numbers increasing fourfold in the last 30 years. Surprising to some, but it's certainly a change I've also noticed over recent years.

Chicago, and an Alligator Has Been Found in the Airport

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

But all I can say is that this actress is a sensible mother. Not only are our cosy outerwear styles stylish and fun to look at but they are also environmentally responsible. This fabric, developed by us over years of testing, is cosy, very warm, soft, bright and more important than anything - made from 100% recycled fibres, mostly plastic bottles.

Los Angeles... It's Dirty, Noisy and I Don't Like It: Conquering the Americas - Day Nine

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

The next morning I get up early and do head out downtown to discover what this city is all about. Yet again, and on a much greater scale than ever before, I'm horrified by the number of homeless.

Wife, Mum & Entrepreneur - a Crash Course for Tiffany London

Tiffany London | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany London

It's hard for me now to imagine juggling two young children with a demanding home-business, but I guess I always had the bigger picture in my mind, which was the huge possibilities that lay ahead if I could get this to work. I looked permanently exhausted, but I didn't mind.

Nature vs Brands

David Bond | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

Bounty has come under attack for exploiting the sense that they are on important government business (they distribute child benefit forms). They imply that you need to give them all your personal data in order to get child benefit.

Ten Ways to Get to Know Your Unborn Baby

Alice Grist | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

I spent most of my pregnancy in some form of unity with baby. She was always at the heart of everything I did, even if I was doing nothing or was consumed by a task. Alongside this I made sure I had special time for exclusive bonding. And you know what, it worked. When baby arrived I felt I knew her.

Maternity Ward Sales Reps, Ultrasound Parties and 3D Models of Your Foetus - Welcome to the Commercial Face of Childbirth

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

Off my face on painkillers and hormones after an emergency c. section and haemorrhage, I was repeatedly pressured by a sales rep to buy baby photographs. She kept returning to see if I'd 'made a decision'; I could barely decide which way up my baby was supposed to be. Of course this should be banned. It's borderline barbarism and places commercial factors above maternal wellbeing.

Postnatal Cravings in Singapore

Priyam Sharma | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Priyam Sharma

Exhausted, time-poor new mothers relish the beautifully packaged bundles of nutritious goodness carefully crafted by clinical experts, together with advice from their Chinese Physician at Thomson Chinese Medicine. The 28-day menu is catered to mothers who have more discerning palates, whilst maintaining the nutritional aspects of the herbs used in preparing the meals.

Maternity Mental Health Care Has 'Worrying Gaps'

PA | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

There are "worrying gaps" in mental health services for pregnant women, a charity has warned. The NSPCC said that women face a "postcode lottery" o...

Maternal Bliss and Bondage

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Taking a lesson from history, we should be asking what social inequalities are contributing to women's and mothers' mental, physical and psychosomatic health problems. Traumatic, stressful, debilitating childbearing should never be accepted as the status quo.

Are You 'Baby Ready'? How to Have a Soulful and Transformative Pregnancy

Alice Grist | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Being 'baby ready' is so much more than purchases and the inevitable pushing. You can make heartfelt attempts to sort your self out. You can do a whole lot of growing up. You can deal with your inner issues, your angers, your resentments, your bitterness, your issues with your parents, your addictions etc

This Labour of Love

Lana Citron | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

So there we were at the end of a journey and the beginning of a lifetime. These past nine months have been the longest, shortest, most confounding emotional roller coaster since... well, probably since the first time round...

Spring/Summer 13 Maternity Trends - Celebrity Influence

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Style
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

If you're pregnant at this time of the year; how do you stay on trend and remain your stylish self whilst nurturing your bump?

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.