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Early signs of labour: How to know you're giving birth
The early signs of labour
This Candid No Filter Post-birth Photo Will Touch Every Mother
Pregnancy and child birth are no easy feat and while the pressure for women to regain their pre-pregnancy figures immediately after welcoming a mini human into the world is rife, one new mother is dispelling the ideals of life post child-birth with one powerful post...
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 fall victim to parenting-related controversy courtesy of the Internet...
Photographer Captures Powerful Images of His Girlfriend’s Labour
Giving birth is usually a private moment shared between only you and your partner but photographer Gustavo Gomes decided to break the boundary of what's acceptable during labour and photograph his girlfriend during the agonising time - all for a brilliant cause...
Cute babies: Are these the cutest babies ever?
Cute babies: Are these the cutest babies ever?
10 Pregnancy Must-Haves To Prepare For Your Royal Arrival
We hope Kate Middleton packed her labour bag! Her little bundle of joy is due any day now. Do you know what you'll need on the big day? If you’re expecting soon and want to ensure you have everything ready-to-go check out this list of the 10 best pregnancy must-haves...
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 and the process of labour so she can make informed decisions about what she needs during birth...
The Professional, The Chiller Or The Monster: 8 Types of Women We Turn Into When We Give Birth
Doesn't matter if you're having a home birth, natural birth or begging your midwife to give you pain meds, every woman has her own particular style when it comes to giving birth. Some of us have to scream our way through it, some of us like to make bargains with Mother Nature to get by...
Born In The Wild: Does This New Reality Show Take Natural Birth A Bit Too Far?
We all know a few reality TV shows that can be a little over the top (Jersey Shore, we're looking at you), but this new Lifetime series promises to take things to a whole new level. Based on a viral YouTube video...
15 Not-so-cute Facts About Giving Birth
Anxiety can spike in the months before women, particularly first-timers, give birth. Labour is one of the most stressful processes the human body goes through. Luckily, Mother Nature recruited the one gender strong enough to withstand this pain and handle all the yucky...
Baby Doesn't Want To Leave His Mum: Newborn Baby Moves Us To Tears
This new born baby was delivered by C-section and doesn't want to leave his mum to get cleaned up. This incredible video shows the special and instant love that a mother and child have. If you're feeling a bit broody, you're probably gonna need some tissues handy...
How to prepare for a new baby: 5 steps to make things easier
There's nothing more precious than the time you'll spend with your first newborn, but you can make those special moments even better by staying organised and preparing for their arrival. Our favourite newborn expert gave us five tips on getting your house, your health and your mind baby-ready...
Vaginal Blood Loss: Bleeding During Pregnancy
Having a baby can be both the most exciting and worrying time of your life. You have so much to look forward to and yet it's easy to get caught up with the things that spell trouble. Up there at number one is probably blood loss, right...
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 to know all the facts: What it is, how to prepare for it, the risks and complications involved and the rewards...
Ways to induce labour: a practical guide to inducing labour
From sex and curry to a cervical sweep, there are a number of ways to induce labour. But which ones really work, what are the risks involved, and which - if any - should you consider?
Hypnobirthing | Natal-hypnotherapy
Hypnobirthing techniques (i.e. Natal Hypnotherapy™, The Mongan Method, etc.) help women to prepare emotionally, physically and mentally for birth and aim to help them get through the birth without the use of drugs...
Epidurals: Essential epidural information
Some women find bearing the pain of childbirth an enriching experience, but many choose to have an epidural that provides pain relief to help the birth of their baby to go more smoothly.
Epidural side effects: What are the side effects?
Researching all your options before you give birth is essential to make you feel in control.
An episiotomy is sometimes used during the delivery of a baby. What does it involve and what are the consequences?
Giving birth
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