New Mothers

A Norwegian Mother Began Drawing the Funny Side of Parenting, and Landed a Book Deal

Harry Oram | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Harry Oram

I love feel-good stories like this, and it all started 16 months ago when Jade started drawing these cartoons as a way of finding the funny side of the trials and tribulations of raising her son, Abel.

Mothering the Mother: New Mothers Need a Focused Period of Rest and Recovery

Heng Ou | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Parents
Heng Ou

During pregnancy a woman's body must go through a stunning transformation. Her blood volume will nearly double to support the growing foetus, her organs will be pushed to the side by an expanding uterus, her breasts will swell in preparation for lactation and her hormones will rise and dip exponentially.

New baby? 14 tips to make life easier

Anna Tyzack | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tyzack

New motherhood can be stifling: you're always with your baby. Time to yourself is such a healer. Leave your baby with the person you trust most (partner, mother?) and go for a quick tea/ walk/ shopping trip on your own.

It's a Shame About Breastfeeding

Jessica Shortall | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

I am having a major insight this week. Here goes: Guilt = response to what one does. Shame = response to what one IS. Which one is at work for me, and for other breastfeeding mothers?

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.

How To Tell If You Have Postnatal Depression

PA | PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

One in seven new mothers suffer from depression, so it will come as a relief that British doctors have identified the first advance blood test for pos...

Postnatal Depression: The Symptoms

Liz Wise | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Wise

I never believed in the word depression, let alone postnatal depression, how could anyone possibly be depressed after having a baby I wondered?

NHS Maternity Wards Cash In On New Mums | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

The NHS is working with private companies to make money by persuading new mums to buy photographs of their new babies and by selling their personal de...