Pregnancy

Snuggling Your Baby May Affect Their DNA, Says a New Study

Little ones' development may very well be influenced by how much (or how little) close, comforting contact they receive, researchers note.<p>New parents realize that many of the decisions and moves they make early on with their L.O.s are sure to have a reverberating effect. Now, a new study published …

Parenting

This Woman Has Been In Prison For 10 Years For A Stillbirth, & A Court Just Ruled To Keep Her There

Suffering a miscarriage or a stillbirth can be one of the most traumatic experiences of a woman's life. The prospect of being publicly vilified for …

Rights & Freedoms

A Woman Gave Birth In A London Street 30 Minutes After Being Turned Away From A Maternity Ward

University College London Hospital said Lizzie Hines' labour wasn't advanced enough. She's now trying to track down the stranger who wrapped her son in a scarf to protect him from the cold (and return their scarf).<p>A woman gave birth in a central London street after being turned away from a …

"This is what birth looks like" - The Unmumsy Mum shares searingly honest photo wearing nothing but 'adult nappy'

A mum has talked candidly about the hilarious reality of post-birth experiences.<p>Author of the Unmumsy Mum Diary Sarah Turner yesterday shared two …

Parenting

These photos of Mark Zuckerberg in Hawaii reveal a growing work trend for American dads

• <b>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the month of December off for parental leave after the birth of his second daughter, August.</b>• <b><br>Facebook offers four months of paid parental leave to new parents.</b>• <b><br>There is no law in the US mandating fathers get time off of work following the birth of a …

Mark Zuckerberg

Mother's Facebook post of what post-baby body really looks like goes viral

New mums often face immense pressure to reclaim their post-baby bodies as quickly as possible after giving birth.<p>In a new Facebook post, the blogger …

Viral

Transgender Man Gives Birth to Baby 5 Years After Having a Child as a Woman

A transgender man recently welcomed a baby named Phoenix, his second child but first since transitioning from female to male in 2013.<p>Kaci Sullivan, …

Celebrity Gossip

10 Thoughts Every Man Has When He's Living With A Pregnant Woman

Living with a pregnant person isn't an easy job. I'm the first to defend a pregnant woman, because gestation isn't a walk in the park, but I also …

What NOT to Say to a Woman About Fertility

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby…Right?<p>You know how the saying goes, but in our ever-changing society it really doesn’t apply anymore, and perhaps it’s time people take notice. It seems as though as soon as you get married, prying minds inquire about your desired family goals. …

Weddings

I'm 8 Months Pregnant . . . and Haven't Bought Maternity Clothes

I was standing over my suitcase, wondering if I could get away with an elastic waistband at the Chanel show; thankfully, comfortable shoes like sneakers and block heels were still a fashion thing, not just a "me thing" for my increasingly uncoordinated body and shifting center of gravity. I was …

Clothing

Kim Kardashian’s surrogate seen taking out rubbish as she prepares to give birth

Kim and Kanye’s surrogate is due to give birth any way now, but that won’t stop her carrying out her errands.<p>The woman, said to be a mum of two, was …

Kim Kardashian

'I Tried Using A Thermometer As A Contraceptive—Here's What Happened'

This natural birth-control method was not as easy as it sounded...<p>If you walked into my room on any random morning over the past month, you might think I was faking a fever with the classic covers-to-chin, thermometer-sticking-out-of-mouth ruse. True, each morning I was taking my temperature, but …

How to beat holiday exhaustion, according to a mom of four

No one understands holiday stress better than a mom of four. While it's a time of cheer, 'tis the season of a never-ending to-do list, events, sickness and exhaustion.<p>Eden Morris of Spring, Texas, has a tip to get through: Take multivitamins. She's not a doctor but she is staying healthy while …

Parenting

December Babies Make Peace With Their Birthdays and Live Longer, Happier Lives

There's more to being born in December that being a Sagittarius centaur.<p>By<p>Dec 15 2017, 8:23 AM<p>December babies may have to deal with the holidays …

Cardiovascular System

The worst place on earth to give birth

Photo: WaterAid/Carolynne Wheeler<p>At the age of 23, Eva Paulo is in labour with her <b>fourth child</b>.<p>I meet her outside the Nyarugusu health clinic in the …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Katie Piper Announces She Has Given Birth To Her Second Child With Sweet Instagram Snap

'Our family is now complete.' ❤️<p>Katie Piper has given birth to her second child.<p>The 34-year-old, who is already mum to three-year-old Belle with her …

'Planning to cut Hull's breastfeeding support group has not been easy'

Hull's public health director says putting forward proposals to end funding for a long-established support service for mothers has not been easy.<p>The …

Alabama Woman Gives Birth To Sextuplets, Now Has 9 Kids

Welcoming six newborns into your family is a cause for celebration, but welcoming six new babies when you already have three kids deserves an …

Baby’s heart defect risk linked to mom’s early-pregnancy blood sugar levels

For decades, physicians have known that pregnant women with diabetes face a higher risk than non-diabetic women of giving birth to a baby with a …

Diabetes

Kylie Jenner Weight Gain, Pregnant Star Hates Body Ahead Of ‘KUWTK’ Baby Birth

Kylie Jenner is no fan of the weight she has gained throughout her pregnancy, it has been alleged.<p>The 20-year-old, who is expected to be giving birth …

Entertainment

Surrogacy Vs Adoption Know It’s pros and cons

<b>Surrogacy vs adoption</b> <b>– Crucial</b> <b>Components</b> <b>to achieve child</b><b>.</b><p><b>Surrogacy vs adoption</b> is crucial components to achieve child. Couples or single person who …

Psychology

Scared to Take the Plunge Into Motherhood? You're Not Alone

Next year is going to be a busy one for <b>Home Town</b> stars Erin and Ben Napier. Season two of their hit HGTV show premieres Monday, Jan. 8, at 9 p.m. ET — and they're welcoming their first child shortly thereafter. While the couple are anxiously awaiting the arrival of daughter Helen now, they were …

Parenting

I used to love the holidays — then infertility happened

Let me start by saying that I love the holidays as much as the next gal. Thanksgiving is normally one of my favorite times of the year. I usually …

Adorable

ESPN anchor worked through on-air miscarriage, faced retaliation from company's 'culture of sexism' (Report)

Sports media giant ESPN has been hit with a damning report exploring the alleged "culture of sexism" that has permeated the workplace.in the midst of …

Western Massachusetts

Woman in labor finishes college exam from hospital bed

College students know that the year-end hustle is real and one Missouri woman didn’t skip a beat as she completed final exams from her hospital bed …

Lifestyle

Danielle Lloyd to undergo gender selection treatment to get pregnant with baby girl

Danielle Lloyd has revealed that she will fly to Cyprus to undergo controversial gender selection treatment.<p>The former glamour model has four boys, …

Rebekah Vardy

Joe Budden & Cyn Santana At Hospital For Their Baby's Birth

Last night (Dec. 14), <b>Joe Budden</b> and his girlfriend <b>Cyn Santana</b> revealed that they were in the hospital waiting for their new baby to come into the …

How To Breastfeed After Stopping, According To Experts

While breastfeeding is a beautiful, natural process, it's not always easy. In fact, many nursing moms end up "quitting" before they're ready, and for …

Babies

This Woman Couldn't Afford Prenatal Vitamins, So a Stranger Bought Them for Her

It’s repeatedly drilled into women from the moment they say they’re trying to conceive: Take your prenatal vitamins. But many of us take the cost of …

Prenatal Development

Sweet Photos of a Mum in Labour Breastfeeding Her Toddler Prove Women's Bodies Can Do It All

There's no denying how badass mums can be, but these breastfeeding photos featuring a mother nursing her toddler while in labour with her second …