Pregnancy

Motherhood Is Hard to Get Wrong. So Why Do So Many Moms Feel So Bad About Themselves?

Giving birth to her first child at home without medication was a foregone conclusion for Margaret Nichols. Pain would yield to will, and that would …

Mum panics after breast milk dramatically changes colour - and there's an amazing explanation why

As mums who have breastfed will attest, breast milk goes through all sorts of changes as it adapts to a baby's needs.<p>Initially after birth, your …

Breast Feeding

Meet the expectant mums hoping to use the new Truro birthing unit - Cornwall Live

As the countdown begins on the opening of Cornwall’s latest birthing centre we will be following the stories of three expectant mums and their …

Home Birth

'This Is Us' Tackles Pregnancy In a Totally Relatable Way

We're all cheering on this exciting new storyline on This Is Us.<p>This story contains spoilers from this week's episode of NBC's This Is Us<i>.</i><p>The Big Three is about to get a Plus One!<i>This is Us</i> fans were treated to an awesome plot twist on Tuesday night: Right at the very end of the episode it was …

Parenting

This Mom Wants To Break Down The Stigma Around Sharing Pregnancy News Early

This campaign questions why we tell women to wait until their second trimester.<p>Jessica Zucker wants to break down the silence, stigma and shame surrounding pregnancy and infant loss in any way she can. The mom and psychologist has developed a line of empathy cards, T-shirts and more through her …

Parenting

Stunning Birth Photos Honor Breast Cancer Survivor's Journey

These birth photos aren't just beautiful, they're also a powerful reminder of all this mother endured to bring her baby into the world.<p>Pregnancy is really, really hard on the body. Between the fatigue, the aches and pains, the morning sickness and all the other complications that can come with …

Parenting

Jill Scott says Harvey Weinstein lashed out at her about pregnancy

Jill Scott shared her own experience with Harvey Weinstein.<p>“When I met Harvey Weinstein, he was RUDE. In the NASTIEST tone he said ‘Who told you to …

Harvey Weinstein

Trump Wants to Replace Birth Control With the Dubious 'Calendar Method'

The technique fails nearly a quarter of women each year.

Birth Control

2017 is the year of the maternity bra

Maternity bras are getting a major upgrade this year. Over the summer, Thirdlove launched a version–based on its best-selling everyday bra–that gives you the support you need, plus clasps that make it easy to breastfeed your baby. Next week, <b>Lively will start selling bralettes and bodysuits designed</b> …

Lingerie

How I Survived My Pregnancy With Just 3 New Pieces of Clothing

As I enter the last four weeks of pregnancy, my hips have widened, my rib cage has expanded, and I have grown a big round belly. But I’ve spent less …

Clothing

6 ways to spot postnatal depression

SINGAPORE: The first few month following a baby’s birth will be one of the most challenging times a new mother has to face. It makes sense why many …

Mental Health

The babies are big, the mothers are young: Facts about birth on P.E.I.

Island motherhood is unusual in a number of ways<p>Statistics Canada released the latest numbers on births in Canada on Thursday.<p>This latest release is …

Prince Edward Island

Why Taylor Swift Fans Think She’s Dropping Baby Hints Amid Pregnancy Rumors

Taylor Swift may have been staying under the radar ahead of the release of her upcoming album, but fans now think that she may have been dropping …

Entertainment

New Mom Nikki Reed Mourns the Last Day of Taking Her Placenta Pills: ‘Not Ready to Say Goodbye!’

Time is going by quickly for Nikki Reed — and not just in daughter Bodhi Soleil‘s growth.<p>The new mom, who welcomed her baby girl with husband Ian …

Celebrity Gossip

'Drunk' driver kills mother-of-six who was on way home from hospital after visiting her newborn premature twins

A woman was almost three times over the alcohol limit when her car crashed into a mother of six on her way home from visiting her premature newborn …

News (Ireland)

Forever bound by 'shoebox baby,' mother and nurse reconnect 12 years later

ROCKFORD, Ill. - Neonatal nurse Jeannie Joseph vividly remembers the day the 3-pound infant was brought in a shoebox to the special care nursery at …

Babies

Mothering The Mother - The Key To Raising Breastfeeding Rates?

<i>This blog was written ahead of the Breastfeeding Network Annual Conference</i><p>Mothering the mother is a phrase often heard during pregnancy and birth. …

Parenting

New Mom Lost All Her Limbs After Giving Birth

Giving birth is difficult and scary enough (as amazing as it also is), but for one mom, it has become a nightmare. Canadian mom, Lindsey Hubley, gave …

Jewish Culture

Australian commercial surrogacy laws leave 6mo twins in legal limbo

As David and Naomi Seddon play with their six-month-old daughters in a makeshift nursery, it is obvious they share an immense bond.<p>They're all smiles …

Australian News

Pregnant And Want A Workplace Accommodation? Forget It: ‘It’s Not Prison. You Can Quit!’

Get over it: pregnant women are a fact of workplace life.

Law

Union calls on feds to offer public servants better birth control options

Canada’s largest federal union says a government headed by a self-proclaimed feminist prime minister should give women in the public service birth …

Birth Control

Finally, A Commercial That Actually Shows A Woman Having Her Period

One pad company seeks to change the way we portray and discuss menstruation<p>Since the dawn of television, commercials featuring advertisements for …

Women's News

A fertility expert has just revealed the ideal age to get pregnant

You may be surprised<p><b>From the Editors of Look</b> <b><br>Words by Anna Duff</b><p>Women in the UK are officially leaving it longer than ever to start families, with the …

You've heard about IVF - but could IVM be better?

A woman who ten years ago became the first to conceive thanks to a course of a pioneering fertility treatment called In Vitro Maturation (IVM), celebrated her twins' 10th birthday this week.<p>Tina Milkovic was the first woman to receive what was then a brand new form of fertility treatment, and went …

IVF

2 Out Of 3 Women Will Develop This Condition They're Too Embarrassed To Talk About

Childbirth, aging, and menopause all raise your risk. Here's what you should know.<p>After Ellen* had a hysterectomy in her mid-20s, her doctor started her on estrogen. About 30 years later, when she was in her 50s (and past the point when menopause would normally occur), she was advised to stop …

Medicine

Want a Drama-Free Delivery? Lie Down After the Epidural

New research indicates that first-time moms who take an epidural may reduce their need for medical intervention if they lie down while in labor.<p>If you're pregnant for the first time, you may be playing out multiple delivery scenarios in your head. But if you'd prefer to deliver without the need for …

Parenting

Whitney Port Gets Real About Pregnancy Weight Gain

Whitney Port has been pretty open about life with baby since giving birth to her son, Sonny, three months ago: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Just a few months back, she opened up about the societal pressures she’s faced to breast feed via her YouTube channel <i>I Love My Baby But…</i> , and now the …

Mum shares photos of stillborn daughter who died from rare condition in the womb

<b>A woman has bravely chosen to release photos of her stillborn daughter whose heart stopped beating a week before her mum’s due date.</b><p>Gabriella Morley, …

The shocking truth about abortion aftercare

Are we doing enough to support women through the process of abortion and the potential emotional impact?<p>According to the Department of Health, roughly 186,000 abortions were carried out in England and Wales in 2015. The majority of these (55%) are now carried out medically (with a pill), while the …

Mental Health

Carolyn Hax: Husband spread pregnancy news too early

A reader writes: "Now he has several people he needs to notify that I'm not pregnant anymore -- otherwise they will definitely ask, which will be …

Empathy