Maternity

Simple Accessories to Make a Beautiful Nursery

Faye Jacobs | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

Finally the nursery is complete! In a total contrast to the girls bold prints and bright colours, Anastasia's nursery is calm and tranquil with new white furniture and pastel coloured textiles. Her room is quite small so using these shades opened up the space and makes it feel much bigger than it is. Let me talk you through the details...

Post-Baby Pampering

Faye Jacobs | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

Nine months of pregnancy can really take its toll on your body. Your hair, your skin, your nails, even your teeth can be effected by the new hormones circulating your body and it's rarely for the better!

The Products Every New Parent Needs

Faye Jacobs | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

Here are a few things we have discovered that might help you during those troubling times as well as a few luxuries that make the good times even better during those early days with your new baby.

Maternity Fashion: Styling Your Bump For Spring

Faye Jacobs | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Style
Faye Jacobs

There have been some major changes occuring this week... The Uggs have been replaced with loafers (more so because I can no longer get them on), I am back to walking the 100 yards to Scarlett's nursery instead of shamelessly driving it, and last years daffodils have made a fresh appearance in my garden pots!

Packing for Labour: What's in My Hospital Bag

Faye Jacobs | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

I am not pinning my hopes on this baby arriving on time! I am however, slowly but surely getting the house together and sorting things out in preparation for the little ones arrival. So starting with the hospital bag, I wanted to share with you what I would be packing.

Language Matters! Maternity Experience and NHS Change Day

Leigh Kendall | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

Being in any healthcare environment for any reason can feel disempowering for a patient. Effective communication between healthcare professionals and patients can help build trusting relationships, improve patient outcomes and patients' experiences.

Pregnant Models Steal The Show At London Fashion Week

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Everybody knows that when it comes to model diversity, the world of fashion remains stuck in the Middle Ages. But Temperley London clearly have ot...

My Top Five Baby Changing Bags for 2015

Faye Jacobs | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

So being a 'Bag Girl' myself, choosing my first ever nappy bag was up there with the most exciting purchases made during my baby shopping frenzy back ...

The 'Must Have' List for Mum's to Be!

Faye Jacobs | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

With just over 8 weeks until the due date I am seriously excited about welcoming this little baby into our family! Third time around I have shopped smart. Investing in quality pieces that will get maximum use as opposed to the vast quantities I have bought in the past that were given to charity still with the labels on!

Can Your Career Survive Motherhood?

Marina Gask | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Gask

Depressingly - yet perhaps inevitably - recent research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) found that half of women believe that having a baby poses such a risk to their career that they would consider remaining childless.

Top Five Maternity Dresses

Faye Jacobs | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

I've managed to collect some beautiful dresses this time around that I'd love to share with you now, most of which are in the sale and are guaranteed to make you feel good when you wear them and can be worn easily for day to day wear. So in no particular order...

Women: It's Time to Stop Judging One Another

Rachel Thompson | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

Women are not just unkind to themselves in this quest for perfection; they can also be extremely unkind to other women. This unkindness comes in many guises; in passive aggression; in bitching; in judgement; and in straight-up nastiness.

Breakthrough Research on Maternal Prenatal Stress Astounds Scientific Community

Priyam Sharma | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Priyam Sharma

As many readers might already know, exposing pregnant women to stress at constantly high levels can be detrimental to foetal development, placing the newborn at an extreme disadvantage emotionally and intellectually.

PND in Fathers - How Do Maternity Services Really Measure up?

Olivia Spencer | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Spencer

The professionals, the midwives and the health visitors - the first port of call for mothers and fathers after a birth - are in agreement that PND does exist in fathers. They acknowledge it and are trained to ask about it, and this is a significant step in the right direction towards getting fathers the help they need.

Would You Ask About Maternity Before Starting A New Job?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Maternity leave is something that seriously affects our financial and professional progress, but an alarming amount of women are not clued up on the m...

24 Things You Could Do After Maternity Leave

Soozi Baggs | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

Please don't stop at dreaming. Do something about it. There really are loads of opportunities out there which will help you to change your life for the better. I've distilled some of these ideas into a handy list for you. This is your 'what I could do after maternity leave' list. Read it, pick out a few, and develop them into your own ideas.

Smart Shopping: My AW14 Maternity Capsule Wardrobe

Faye Jacobs | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

I've been stocking up on maternity clothes since I was 7 weeks pregnant and now at almost 18 weeks am finally able to fit into them! I absolutely love maternity wear, pretty much everything is stretchy.

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.