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I Understand Not Wanting Children

J.J. Barnes | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

I'll hasten to point out that I don't in any way regret my decision to be a mother.  This is not a "what a mistake" type thought.  Indeed, I truly wouldn't have it any other way and if I went back in time I'd still have sex with my idiot ex-husband at the same time on the same day to make sure that the exact same little human was produced from that union.  That doesn't take away my understanding however.

Why Maternal Mental Health Matters

Professor Lesley Regan | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents
Professor Lesley Regan

all women everywhere We must address the stigma associated with mental health. We heard from many women that they fear being seen as a 'bad mother' and having their child taken away from them. Women are frequently made to feel guilty that they're not the 'perfect mother.

When 'I Need A Wee' Becomes More Than Desperate

Lucy Griffiths | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffiths

The morning after I gave birth, I got out of bed, and a cascade of wee followed. I had lost all my bladder control. It was so humiliating, and really embarrassing to try and get the nursing staff to come and clean up.

Devices for listening to your baby's heartbeat at home: False reassurance

Helen Miller | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Parents
Helen Miller

I urge all pregnant to think before you making a purchase. Midwives and doctors are trained to use these devices. For a health professional, listening to a baby's heartbeat needs to be understood along with the physiology of pregnancy.

10 Things You Only Know When Your Baby Is Overdue

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents

It has been 40 whole weeks, you have paid your pregnancy dues, and now you just want your baby to be out. But apparently your baby didn’t get the m...

Patriarchy Two Point O

Tim Wilson | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Parents
Tim Wilson

We discussed me leaving work. I'd never thought about it, and being honest, the thought of it terrified me. I tried to get to grips with it - giving up a year of work - but I really, really struggled. I realised how much I've been programmed to expect a life of 'old-school masculinity', desk- and duty-bound.

We've Only Gone And Done A Bloody 'Jeremy Kyle'!

Vicky Barbour-Andrews | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Vicky Barbour-Andrews

I was expecting to be peeing on ovulation sticks, crying on the toilet each month as periods came and went and spending a fortune on early pregnancy detection tests as I am just too impatient to wait and see if everyone's least favourite aunt was going to arrive.

Mum Shares The Secret Ingredient In Baby Making (And It's Not What You Expect)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Parents

Ever wondered how babies are made? Well now one new mum has shared the secret ingredient with the rest of us. Watermelon seeds. Devon Spittle, filmed...

Why 'Procreation' And 'Pleasure' Should Go Hand In Hand When It Comes To Falling Pregnant

Emily Street | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

Through no fault of their own, for many couples who have been trying to conceive for a long period of time - often for many months and even years - the actual physical act of sexual intercourse can become quite perfunctory or regimented.

Tangerine Benefits: This Small Orange Works Miracles!

Victoria Vito | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Vito

Whether you come from a home that sticks tangerines at the bottom of Christmas stockings or you keep a vessel of this orange fruit as an everyday pop of color in the kitchen, this juicy winter citrus is at its peak now.

9 Things Women Wish They Had Known Before Becoming A Mother

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents

The many ways in which becoming a mum changes your life cannot be overstated and knowing what to expect before your baby arrives definitely gives you ...

8 Ways Your Second Pregnancy Is Completely Different To Your First

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Parents

When you’re pregnant with your second child, things happen a little differently to the first time around. That’s not to say you love them any le...

12 Tweets That Sum Up The Ballache Of Morning Sickness

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Parents

Finding out you are pregnant is life-changing, not least because you’re probably going to get a lot more familiar with your toilet. Morning sicknes...

Desperate To Fall Pregnant? I Know It's Hard, But Try Not To Stress It

Emily Street | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

But as a practitioner of complementary therapies, like hypnotherapy for fertility, it's my overwhelming belief that keeping your stress in check is vital for women either looking to fall pregnant naturally or for those who are going through IVF.

Scientists Can Tell How Many Children You're Going To Have

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents

Ever wanted a more reliable way of finding out how many children you will end up having, rather than resorting to a crystal ball? Well now researchers...

10 Ways Your Relationship Changes After You Have Children

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents

All parents-to-be know life is going to change when your baby comes along but few things prepare you for how much. These are the 10 ways your relati...

Britain's Weirdest Pregnancy Cravings Revealed

Emily Street | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents
Emily Street

I've heard it all, from ladies who tell me how desperate they are to drink blood to those who also end up with cravings for certain smells, like creosote on fence panels or for the aroma of their pet's feet.

'Emmerdale' Actor Kelvin Fletcher's Wife Eliza Has Given Birth To Their First Child

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Parents

‘Emmerdale’ actor Kelvin Fletcher has welcomed a baby daughter with wife and fellow actress Eliza Marsland. Fletcher, who played Andy Sugden in th...

Terminally Ill Mum Finds Out Grandchild's Gender Just Days Before Passing Away

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

A terminally ill woman found out the gender of her grandchild just three days before she died. Taylor Masilotti, who is expecting her first child with...

Couple Issue Fertility Treatment Warning After Spending £21k On Unnecessary IVF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum and dad are warning other parents-to-be to ensure they have full medical checks before paying for private fertility treatment. Sarah Anderson an...

7 Ways To Keep Cool When You're Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents

Summer is finally here, and while we are all pleased we can leave our umbrella at home for the first time in months, the sun brings it’s own set of ...

Taking Paracetamol During Pregnancy: Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Parents

A new study has warned there is a high risk of babies developing behaviour problems if mums-to-be take paracetamol after 18 weeks of pregnancy. The s...

A Right Wing Conspiracy or a Triumph for Women - It Depends What You Read

Cathy Warwick | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK
Cathy Warwick

I would urge caution about extrapolating from headlines to reality. Consider the full report carefully. I hope that having done that you will be excited, although possibly challenged, by the prospect of actually doing something to ensure high quality care across the Board. I think this report is a triumph for women but hey - that's only my opinion!

What's in a Name? Getting the Kicks Count Message Right

Elizabeth Hutton | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Elizabeth Hutton

Stillbirth is still a difficult subject to raise with pregnant women. There is a taboo about it as if by talking about stillbirth, you are making it a possibility. We believe that if you deliver that message in the right way, it doesn't have to be scary.

Pushing For Those Grades! Pregnant Student Pictured Completing Exam During Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

An expectant mother who was rushed into hospital five days before her due date was not about to let a little thing like giving birth get in the way of...