UK Pregnant

Accepting My Husband's 'Maleness'

Joanne Toner | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Toner

As an educated woman, I was fervent on being a success, earning my own money, whilst maintaining a good level of health, fitness, an active social life and when the time was right - we'd decide when to start a family, where we would both play an equal role as co-parents. I realise now that this was an unrealistic expectation.

Maternity Care for All - Even Migrants

Rosalind Bragg | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Rosalind Bragg

Many European countries accept the vulnerability and health risk of pregnant women and exempt maternity care from charging, even for women with irregular migration status. By contrast, the UK plans to continue charging for maternity care, stating that even destitute women will be asked to pay.

Microbirth: Why 'Seeding Baby's Microbiome' Needs to Be on Every Birth Plan

Toni Harman | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Harman

The latest scientific research is now starting to indicate that if the baby is not properly seeded with the mother's own bacteria at birth, then the baby's microbiome, in the words of Rodney R Dietert, Professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell University, is left "incomplete". Consequently, that baby's immune system may never develop to its full potential, leaving that infant with an increased risk of developing one or more serious diseases later in life.

Top Three Retreats for Pregnant Mums

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

Are you pregnant and feeling scared, confused, sick, elated, a bit rubbish, amazing, possibly all of these? When I was pregnant I veered from being a manic, over-organising machine ordering too much baby gear to curling up like a grannie on my sofa with a blanket on my knees sipping endless cups of green tea.

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.

Government Research Into Maternity Leave Discrimination

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Geraldine Gallacher

I have seen returning mothers, particularly in the City, feeling very vulnerable about their positions, especially when management changes while they were away. They feel as if their track record has been effectively wiped out. Managers have also become risk averse when putting together their teams.

10 Things You Need To Know Before You Test Your Sperm Count

Suzi Godson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Male sperm counts decline with age. It takes a man over 45, five times longer to get his partner pregnant. Even older men who have very young wives (<25 years of age) take four times longer to impregnate their partners.

Fed Up With Baby On Board Stickers? Say It With A 'Mamma On The Move' Bag

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If only MP Jo Swinson had spotted Mamma On The Move before standing up up Prime Minister's Questions last week. The online company sells a combination...

What They Don't Tell You About Being Pregnant

Sal Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

I now get to become that person who, having managed to navigate nine months of pregnancy and eight months of parenthood, now feels entitled to share helpful [patronising] advice [guesswork] to anyone who'll pretend to listen.

That Time When Everyone Got Pregnant and Married

Natasha Chowdory | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Chowdory

Have we only achieved something when we have children and have a ring (metaphorical) on our finger? I don't just ask this as a woman, I mean this for guys as well because do you feel pressure to marry and settle down and have kids? Do you even want to? Is it wrong if you don't?

The Unstoppable Rise of the Premium Push-Chair

Sarah Cawood | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cawood

Why has the premium push-chair had such a meteoric rise to fame? When was the sea change? Yet again, in my humble opinion, it was probably back in the early noughties when the cult of celebrity took a TIGHT hold.

The Tube: Don't Cross The Line

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Public transport is a common method of travel by many people across the globe, yet somehow some people still haven't mastered the art of getting it right. We have people that seem to think that they are the only one in a rush to get to a certain place, that they are the only one on the tube or that nobody around them has any transport requirements.

When Childbirth Goes Wrong

Liz Campbell | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Campbell

In December 2011 Lisa, 33, suffered an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) - which affects 1 in 10,000 births - when fluid from her womb leaked into her bloodstream. The embolism triggered two heart attacks in quick succession and caused massive haemorrhaging of her womb. Her baby, Louie, also perished. Sadly, mother and baby never got to meet.

Zara Phillips: Is It Advisable For Her To Be Horse Riding While Pregnant?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Despite being just over three months pregnant with her first child, Zara Phillips has said that will continue to compete in horse riding over the next...

Kim Kardashian's Body To Become Work Of Art

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A nude pregnant sculpture of Kim Kardashian by artist Daniel Edwards will go on display in Los Angeles next month. The controversial artwork of th...

Call The Midwife! International Day of the Midwife - 5th May 2013

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Eldridge

The 5th of May is International Day of the Midwife and the UK should be supporting midwives and other maternity professionals more so now than ever before. Why? Because there is currently a baby boom, a shortage of 5,000 midwives and the UK has one of the worst stillbirth rates in the developed world according to the 2011 Lancet report.

The Result Is Positive

Jess Suter | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Suter

The result is positive. My partner and I are thrilled. Tears prick our cheeks and we embrace each other as we revel in the joy of our future. I tell my mum and my best friend. Everyone is thrilled. I started to get sick...

Pictures Of The Day: 3rd May 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Quality Of Maternity Care During Childbirth Varies Widely Across England, Warn Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Many expectant mothers are not getting the best possible care during childbirth, experts said after research showed wide variations in maternity care ...

Pregnant Women Face Discrimination At Work

PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Maternity discrimination is a growing problem in the workplace, with employers' attitudes "hardening" against pregnant women, according to new researc...

December Is 'Main Month To Conceive'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The most popular time of the year for conceiving children has changed from the spring in Victorian times to December, according to research. A stud...

Is That A Bun In The North Korean Oven?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Kim Jong Un paid tribute to his late father a year after his death, alongside his wife who appeared to be sporting a baby bump. The couple were at...

Hark, Is That The Pitter Patter Of Tiny Dictator Feet?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

North Korea’s favourite couple made a joint appearance on Monday, dashing scurrilous rumours all was not well in paradise. Kim Jong Un and Ri So...

Is Northern Ireland Ready For Abortion?

Emma Campbell | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Campbell

Northern Ireland is known for its history of religious and state conflict; a recent scar that most of us living here would wish healed. So strange then that the group most disregarded during the Troubles, yet vital to its peace process, i.e. women, should be the subject of unity between the extremes of both Catholic and Protestant religious voices this week

My Top Three London Pub Alternatives

Kerry Hudson | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

So, for the serious ones on the wagon, pregnant women, and people like me who shouldn't drink on medication, here are my top three non boozy alternatives to a good night out. Girly as these suggestions are, I have tried them to success out on men.