UK Pregnant

This Guy's Reaction To His Girlfriend's Pregnancy Is Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As far as pregnancy reactions go, we took great pleasure from watching this guy. Probably the one thing you don't want to hear when announcing you...

There's More To The Pregnant Schoolgirl Mannequins Than Meets The Eye

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's not everyday you see a pregnant schoolgirl mannequin in a shop window. But that's precisely what confronted shoppers in a Venezuelan mall earlier...

Prosecute Pregnant Women Who Drink?

Becky Hopper | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Hopper

Realistically, if the government decided that the health of an un-born child was more important than the human rights of a pregnant woman, how would that be enforced? If a woman went out for a wild weekend without knowing she was pregnant - however far along she may be - would she be prosecuted?

Secrets to a Good Pregnancy

Alice Rossiter | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Rossiter

It's a time when you're emotionally and physically changing in ways you've never experienced. Every twinge, ache or peculiar symptom is often followed by a frantic search online. Add in the need to know what 'to do' during pregnancy - what to eat, what not to eat, which exercises are safe, and so on...

Nine Ways to Exude Great Etiquette With Mums-to-Be, Including Catherine Middleton!

Lorna Balfour | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lorna Balfour

There is a risk the lady isn't pregnant at all and you offend, or if she is pregnant, it will make her feel very self-conscious about her changing body shape. If she is pregnant, let her tell you when she feels comfortable. Most couples don't share their good news until they have their first scan around week twelve.

What Type of Mum Are You? Look No Further as It's Written in the Stars (Apparently!)

Olivia Siegl | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

As if there is not enough pigeon holing of us mums already, as we endure fellow mums, relatives, friends and the old woman down the street trying to shoe horn us into a motherhood "type". We now have the latest stereotyping on the mum block that is "Momstrology". Yes you read right ladies. "Momstrology".

Pregnancy Advice to Ignore - The Eleven Bits of Bulls**t to Ignore When Pregnant!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

For any first time mum to be, currently being subjected to hours of unwanted advice and comments on how they should be handling their pregnancy, what they should or should not be doing and what type of mum they should be aiming to be, here is a list for you to pin up in your consciousness to remind you that when it comes to parenting no one is a God damn expert.

Accepting My Husband's 'Maleness'

Joanne Toner | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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 31.05.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 21.04.2014 | 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 23.04.2014 | 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...