In fact, some people are more desperate to have a baby than find a life partner, and this is why one woman decided to launch a matchmaking agency designed purely to match two people who want to have children. The Stork was created by Fiona Thomas in 2014 after she realised many of her friends were single in their 30s, hadn’t met ‘the one’ yet and were close to missing their fertility window. “I think if you can meet someone and fall in love and have the fairy tale then great – go for it,” Thomas told The Independent.
A teenage girl was left devastated when the money she’d raised by shaving her head in memory of her sister who died from cancer was stolen by thieves. In January this year, to mark what would have been Katie’s 16th birthday, 17-year-old Hannah Anderson courageously shaved off her long hair to donate to the Little Princess Trust and to raise money for Little Havens Hospice, which looked after her sister Katie before her death. Hannah successfully raised almost £1,000, but the day before she and her mother, Dee Anderson, were due to take the money to the hospice, the family were targeted by thieves who stole the envelope containing the cash.
After seeing the toll that Crohn’s disease has taken on Dynamo, forcing the magician to put his career temporarily on hold, interest surrounding the incurable illness has surged, but what exactly is it? A form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn’s is a chronic condition that causes inflammation in the digestive system, leaving sufferers with myriad symptoms that can severely inhibit their daily lives if not treated with the right medications. According to Crohn’s and Colitis UK, there are at least 300,000 Britons diagnosed with an IBD - another common form is Ulcerative Colitis - and while symptoms are treatable, there are currently no known cures.
As a native New Yorker, 27-year-old Bri Rogers was intrigued to discover more about her ancestry and how her family made its way to the Big Apple. With a father from Brooklyn and a mother born in Puerto Rico, Ms Rogers was positive that results from an AncestryDNA test would uncover familial connections with Ireland and Spain. AncestryDNA uses the sample to estimate your biological connection with more than 350 regions from around the world.
Duckworth made sure her 10-day-old daughter had on "a jacket so she doesn’t violate the Senate floor dress code (which requires blazers)."
A dad who suffered from postnatal depression after his baby daughter was born has written her an emotional letter explaining why he “hated” her. Describing the letter as a “hard letter to write, but probably a harder one to read,” Ross Hunt explains to his daughter Isabelle why he didn’t like her for the first few weeks after she was born - and at times regretted having her. Hunt goes on to explain to his daughter, who is now 11 months old, that there is something inside her daddy called depression - and that none of his feelings are her fault.
“Not anorexia, it’s a thyroid issue,” the actress captioned a nαked Instagram photo of herself, looking thin.
A mum has hit back at people who criticised her for sharing photos of her stillborn son online. Zariah Jackson, 17, from Florida, gave birth to her son Jeremiah Kai on March 14 but found out shortly after his birth, “when it was silent,” that he was stillborn. Heartbroken and devastated, the young mother shared photos of herself and her son on social media.
As lovely as the weather may seem considering the heavy snowfall that appeared earlier this month, the approach of summer means one thing and one thing only - hay fever season has officially arrived. While it may be impossible to avoid grassy areas altogether, if you know that you’re particularly affected by grass it may be worth avoiding large grassy spaces or doing activities such as camping, as advised by Dr Mary Harding.
An intense three-minute workout is enough to stay fit and healthy, claims a Melbourne-based physiotherapist. Kusal Goonewardena told Daily Telegraph Australia that exercising intensely for such a short period of time will enable you to reap the same benefits had you engaged in a moderate 30 minute workout at the gym, which the World Health Organisation advises us to do daily. The professional physiotherapist, who regularly works with Australian Olympians at the University of Melbourne, suggests hitting 85 per cent of your maximum exertion levels for the limited window either by skipping, sprinting or by doing star jumps.
Most women know the importance of eating a balanced diet and living a healthy lifestyle when pregnant. University of Queensland School of Public Health researcher Professor Gita Mishra is calling for better understanding of the steps you can take before conception to ensure a healthy labour. “The evidence overwhelmingly showed healthier pregnancies when women were able to make positive lifestyle changes before conception, such as eating well, being more active or quitting smoking,” Professor Mishra said.