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Ultrasound scans

Read up on how an ultrasound scan is performed and when you should have one. An ultrasound scan uses high frequency sound waves to create a screen image of your womb and surrounding...

After the birth

When your baby is born, tests and examinations will be carried out on you and your baby to make sure all is well. Make the most of the first precious few days of motherhood to...

Breech birth

At birth, almost 95% of babies are positioned headfirst, which makes delivery easier. But for 2 to 3% of births, the baby is positioned feet first: this is known as a breech birth...

Your pregnancy kit for mother and baby

To ease yourself into motherhood, prepare everything you'll need for yourself and your baby a month before you're due to give birth. Plan in advance for the birthEquip yourself...

15 Things Kids Do That Make Parents Go Crazy

There's no point in beating around the bush: kids are amazing at being annoying. Don't think for one second that your kids are angels because they're not. Yeah, they certainly...

9 WTF Birth Traditions From Around The World

Welcoming a lil' cutie into the world is an amazing experience that binds all women together, regardless of race or nationality. Yet, the customs surrounding a baby's birth differ...

15 Epic Fears That EVERY Mum Suffers From

Oh, motherhood - it's a beautiful, rewarding, and totally anxiety-inducing state of being! The worries and fears that invade your mind once you become a parent are overwhelming...

Rochelle Humes Framed Her Newborn Baby's Umbilical Cord And People Are Equally Disgusted And Amazed

Parenting can be a minefield - even more so for celebrity mums and dads. Rochelle Humes - the former Saturdays singer and Ninja Warrior UK presenter - is the latest culprit to...

Five-year-old Boy Drew A Picture Of His Mum On Her Period And He Deserves A Medal

In a world where we're discouraged from talking about the monthly - and totally natural and vital - phenomenon that is the female period, it's refreshing to know that the young...

Marks & Spencer Are Praised For Selling Special Needs Vests For Children

As a parent of children with special needs, everyday tasks can already be pretty strenuous. There are plenty of things that these parents know could make their lives much simpler...

25 Halloween Costumes For Twins That Prove Spooky Can Be Cute

Nothing gets an 'aw' quite like twins in coordinated outfits and what better excuse is there to get creative with their than Halloween? From peanut M&Ms to dinner table condiments...

25 Pairs Of Shoes Every Mum Needs In Her Back To School Kit

Stylish but practical shoes are hard to come by, especially if you’re easily distracted by pretty-to-look-at, not-so-easy-to-walk in high heels (guilty as charged.) We've rounded...

25 Outfits To Inspire Your Back To School Gate Style

Going back to school isn’t just about new pencil cases, lunch boxes and PE kits for the kids, OH NO! Going back to school is also about you looking good at the school gates… Come on...

QUIZ: Are You Ready To Have A Baby?

Maybe you're in the perfect relationship or maybe you're just ready but if you can't get the thought of baby grows and buggies out of your head then maybe it's time to ask yourself...

The Essential Shopping Check List For Newborns & Mums To Be

Looking for the ultimate checklist of must-have items for your newborn? Join the club! We know how overwhelming planning for your new arrival can be, especially if it's your first...

Why Children Wet the Bed & How You Can Deal With It As a New Parent

For a first-time parent, the feeling of complete unpreparedness is pretty standard. Checking for monsters under the bed and hoping to God something actually isn't there? Learning...

9 Indoor Activities to Do With Your Children on a Snow Day

When you're young, snow days are the best. But once you're working a full-time job, which requires a full-on blizzard for a snow day, or you're a stay-at-home mum, when your kids...

10 Things You Ought To Know About The Lamaze Technique

Forget what you know about Lamaze! It's not just about breathing, birthing balls and overly attentive spouses. The Lamaze technique relies on the mother understanding her body...

The Parenting Lie: What You Envision vs. What Actually Happens

No one becomes a parent thinking it'll be a walk in the park, but all parents hold onto the belief that their children will be a little better than the brats we see on the daily...

Elimination Communication: How To Potty Train Your Baby Before They Can Even Talk!

Elimination communication is more than just potty training. It's about strengthening the attachment with your baby by truly understanding and responding to their needs. Depending...

What Every Woman Needs To Know About A Silent Or Missed Miscarriage

A missed miscarriage or silent miscarriage is something all women should be aware of. While everyone is aware of what a miscarriage is, silent or missed miscarriages are much...

New Baby Checklist: The Newborn Essentials Guide That's Budget-Friendly

Alright, mumma - you've read all the baby books, your due date is nearing, and we're sure you're panicking a little bit. The best way to ease your anxiety is to be as prepared...

Why Do Kids Lie? How To Get Your Kids To Start Telling The Truth

Is there anything more frustrating than watching your children lie their faces off while you stand there in disbelief? Once kids realise they can manipulate the truth, even over...

Getting back in shape after pregnancy

Find out what you should be doing over the weeks following the birth of your baby to help you get back on form and in shape. Diet- A healthy diet is an essential part of your...

Fever in babies

38°C, 39°C... your baby has a fever and you don’t know what else to do to offer him/her relief. How should you react? Should you consult a doctor straight away? Here is some advice...

The eighth month of pregnancy

You’re on the home straight! At this stage, baby is gradually preparing for his or her entry into the big wide world. The last trimester is full of events… Your baby’s developmentYour...

Trying to Conceive? Here's How to Maximise Your Chances of Having a Baby

Decided to try for a baby? You and your partner might need to make some healthy adjustments to your lifestyle and eating habits before you start trying to conceive. From nutritional...

A new arrival in the family

It’s not always easy for a youngster to become a big brother or sister and accept a new arrival into the family. From the announcement of the pregnancy to the arrival of the baby...

Recruiting a nanny

If you hire a nanny, she (or he) will have the responsibility for your baby and contribute to his/her emotional wellbeing. Choosing the right person is important, so here’s some...

The Oedipus complex

The Oedipus complex was a term first used to describe a normal stage of emotional development in little boys, a series of impulses that, at around 2 to 3 years of age, drives...

Premature babies

A premature baby is born before the expected date, which means before 37-41 weeks. Here's our guide to premature births. Factors in premature birth There are factors which can...

Maternal instinct

When you’re expecting your first child, it's easy to worry about not loving your baby enough, or not being a good mum. Many people believe that a mother should automatically know...

Morning sickness and nausea during pregnancy

If you’re expecting a baby, you’ll probably suffer from nausea at some point, just like around half of all pregnant women. Although unpredictable, it’s harmless to the fetus....

Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy: The Effects On Your Baby

Doctors have always strongly advised pregnant women to avoid consuming alcohol because it can damage their unborn baby. Just as it’s accepted that smoking while pregnant is bad...

Registering the birth of your baby

If baby's on the way, you need to know when, where and how to register the birth and get a certificate. Here are the basics you need to know. A legal requirementYou are legally...

17 Ways Motherhood Changes You For The Better

Things change when you become a mother: your body, sleep schedule, relationship and not to mention finances. The fact is, you will never be the same again but most mothers out...

The Stages Every Girl Goes Through During Pregnancy

Getting the news that you're set to be a new mum comes with a flurry of emotions; and understandably so. Life is about to drastically change forever. But before your little bundle...

20 Cute Ideas For The Ultimate Baby Shower

Planning a baby shower is the ultimate excuse to come up with some of the cutest creative ideas. From cookies to cupcakes, decorations and games, no baby shower is complete without...

How to brush baby teeth: 6 tips for keeping your children's teeth clean and healthy

The bedtime routine can be difficult enough without the teary trials of teeth brushing. Every mother wants her children to grow up with a happy healthy smile and the best way...

10 Things Mums Know About Their Children Before Anyone Else

My entire life my mother has always been able to pick up on my emotions better than anyone else. You know the people who ask if you're OK, only for their question to result in...

10 Reactions People Have When You Tell Them You're Preggo

Remember how all your friends acted when you told them you were engaged? Well that's probably how they'll react to your pregnancy news as well. With a baby on the way, they'll...

Giving Birth At Home Is A 'Safer' Option For Mums-To-Be

Feeling broody? This will come as big news!! According to new advice from the NHS, giving birth at home is a ‘safer’ option for many mums-to-be. Which means under the new guidelines...

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Open Up About Raising Their Kids As Feminists

We have to say we're enjoying getting to know Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck as a couple. Jennifer has been opening up about her feminist beliefs over the past few months, and...

This Photographer Captured The Beauty Of Pregnancy

Photographer, Sandi Ford, is setting out to prove that pregnant women are a sexy sight to behold! At the Academy Awards last year, Chris Hemsworth's wife, Elsa Pataky, was ridiculed...

Osteopathy Pregnancy

Osteopathy is an alternative medicine which aims to treat the person as a whole, taking into account body, mind and spirit. It recognises the bodies ability to heal itself and...

Amniocentesis

During your pregnancy your doctor may offer you an amniocentesis. What is it? Does it indicate abnormalities for the baby? Here's what you need to know. What is it?Amniocentesis...

Baby's first month

Your baby will change enormously during the first month of life. Getting your little bundle of joy to sleep, feeding and changing will take over your life, and you'll be amazed...

Hyperactivity in children

Is your child a little monster, leaping all over the place, shouting, struggling to concentrate and learn to read? Your child could be hyperactive. It’s difficult for both the...

Expecting twins

Two bundles of joy means more organisation! Here's everything you need to know about being pregnant with twins to help you prepare for the birth. When do you find out?Twin pregnancies...

Pocket money

Is pocket money a good idea? How much should you give your children? All parents ask themselves these questions... here's a quick guide. Should I give my children pocket money or not...

How to tell children about death?

How do you tell your children about death? Parents often tend to avoid the subject to protect young children, but there comes a point at which you can't deny the truth. How do...

11 Things You Should Know About Attachment Parenting

We don’t blame you if you think attachment parenting is a little ridiculous. The image of the judgy granola chick, sporting tie-dyed baby slings, who is utterly devoted to sacrificial...

The Morning Sickness Cures And Remedies For A Better Pregnancy That Actually Work

Why do docs call it "morning sickness" when it feels likes a 3-month, all-day hangover without the drunken Facebook pics to prove that all those tequila shots were worth it? Why...

The Baby-Inspired Workout That's Harder Than You Think

Parents - who says you need a workout buddy your own age? Sometimes it takes the cutest viral video on YouTube to remind us that babies do more than spit up, cry, and demand all...

Dealing with fever in babies: Expert advice

When your baby gets a fever it’s understandably very hard not to worry. However much you plan, nothing will prepare you for the nerves and anxiety when you’re forced to deal with...

VBAC delivery: All you need to know about Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Trying for a vaginal birth after having a previous child by cesarean can be a daunting decision to make. If you're considering VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) you'll want...

Baby won't stop crying: 7 ways to soothe your baby

When you hear your newborn baby crying you'll probably feel a mixture of distress, worry and guilt but being a mum is the toughest job in the world so don't make things harder...

Clearblue live chat! Get your conception and fertility questions answered by a Clearblue expert Dr Alex Vass

If you've got questions about fertility, conception or ovulation then this is for you. We've teamed up with the experts at Clearblue to offer an exclusive web chat with one of...

New Clearblue Ovulation Kit: Get pregnant quicker - the natural way

For some of us, we spend our lives going to great lengths to ensure that we don’t get pregnant. But then when we decide it’s the right time to have a baby, we’re shocked to find...

Mum's Photos Of Stillborn Son Who Didn't Survive Car Crash Will Break Your Heart

When Emma Fairbairn was involved in a car accident while pregnant in May, she experienced a situation that every mother-to-be dreads: a lost heartbeat. WARNING: The following...