Scientists found that nine hours into a doctor's shift, the risk of maternal blood loss and a newborn's oxygen levels dropping was "significantly" greater.
A dad has come up with an unusual way to ease new mums post-birth pain...vagina ice pops or condoms filled with water and then frozen. Yikes!
An Australian woman and her big little bundle of joy, born in January and weighing in at 14 pounds, made waves on social media.
Nafi Diaby gave birth to a girl named Kadiju with the help of the Turkish flight crew; photos of them have been shared on social media by the airline.
You can count on Pink to sprinkle a little body positivity when it’s needed. The 37-year-old mum-of-two just delivered a dollop of realness to all women, particularly other new mums who are learning to love their new post-baby bodies.
Are British parents to blame for their newborns crying so much? The sound of a newborn crying is often hard to ignore, but British parents better get used to the noise as babies in the UK cry more than almost anywhere in the world, new research has revealed. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, reveals that the biggest baby bawlers were found to be in the UK, Italy, Canada and the Netherlands, while babies cried least in Denmark Germany and Japan.
For many new mums breastfeeding can be fraught with hurdles and insecurities. It’s little wonder, therefore, that new research has revealed that though almost three-quarters (73%) of women in England start breastfeeding after giving birth, less that half (44%) are still doing so two months later. The survey of 500 mothers commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) found that fears about breastfeeding included that it could be painful (74%), prevent them taking medication (71%) and be embarrassing in front of strangers (63%).
Introducing baby Romeo and Juliet! Is this the cutest coincidence ever? In the cutest coincidence ever two babies called Romeo and Juliet were born in adjoining hospital rooms just hours apart. Morgan and Edwin Hernandez’s baby boy, Romeo, was born at Blufton Hospital in South Carolina on Saturday 18 March.
First little hat, first booties, hospital nametag…But Rochelle Humes has chosen something a little bit more unusual to celebrate the arrival of her second daughter by opting to have her newborn’s umbilical cord turned into art work and framed. The 27-year-old singer and TV presenter who welcomed her second daughter, Valentina Raine with husband Marvin Humes last week, took to Instagram to share an image of her baby girl’s dehydrated umbilical cord arranged into the word ‘love’ alongside a pot of placenta capsules. According to some experts placenta pills are said to aid recovery after birth, and provide post-birth nutrients to new mums.
Is it time to lift the lid on the silent trimester of pregnancy? You’re pregnant! But while catching sight of those double blue lines for the first time should, in theory, kickstart one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, for some mums-to-be, those first 12 weeks of pregnancy can in fact be fraught with fear, fatigue and feeling sick as a dog. Throw a significant threat of miscarriage into the mix and far from being a celebration, the first three months of pregnancy can in fact be a period of mass trepidation.
“A surgery isn’t birth, my dear,” the photographer wrote. A screenshot of the text exchange between the client and the photographer was posted to the Sanctimommy Facebook page. You are having a surgery to remove your baby from your abdomen,” the photographer wrote in the text message.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge has opened up about the two traumatic births she endured in 2011 and 2012 and revealed that she turned to counselling to help her cope with what happened. Amanda who also has an older daughter 11-year-old Alexa with her husband Chris Hughes, explained that she needed therapy after feeling unable to cope. According to the Birth Trauma Association (BTA) as many as 200,000 women may feel traumatised by childbirth and in the UK alone it is estimated that 10,000 women a year go on to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or symptoms of the disorder, as a consequence of their birth experience.
Aside from the fact that they’re going to get through a fair few of them, new parents often don’t give a second thought to the size of a newborn nappy. The new Huggies Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diapers have been specially designed to protect the fragile skin of premature babies, while also helping to encourage healthy growth and development. The World Health Organisation reports that around 15 million babies are born prematurely every year.
A heartbroken husband has reached out to new mums after his wife took her own life, following a battle with post-natal depression. Now, as he raises his son alone, the dad has penned a heartfelt message to all new mums that they are not alone and are not failing if they don’t manage to breastfeed. “For all the new mums experiencing low mood or anxiety, please seek help and talk about your feelings,” he wrote.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Dame Julia Peyton-Jones, the former co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, had swapped retirement for motherhood, having welcomed her first child, a daughter called Pia, at the ripe age of 64. Janet Jackson recently gave birth to her first child, a son Eissa, at 50, while Mick Jagger is back in the sleep-deprived haze of babyhood, having welcomed his eighth child, Deveraux Octavian Basil, back in December. Nicole Kidman has also revealed that she may not be done with the whole giving birth thing and is still hoping for another baby at the age of 49.
A mum-to-be who took to the Internet in search of comfort and support after many of her friends turned down an invite to her baby shower, actually didn’t get the response she might have expected. “My sister kindly offered to throw me a baby shower at the end of Jan. I gave her a list of people to invite in early Dec,” she wrote.
Whether you spend hours perusing baby name books or you turn to your favourite soap character for inspo, naming an actual human being is a big responsibility. One such mum is parenting blogger Sophie Cachia. The now mum-of-two happily live streamed the birth of her second baby, a daughter, Betty Cachia, on Saturday.
The likes of Kanye West, Jay Z and Ben Affleck have all spent thousands (sometimes even millions) on diamond rings. Kim Kardashian was rewarded with a rare tiger-striped ring worth £600,000 on the birth of daughter North while Beyonce was given a 10 carat blue diamond after having Blue Ivy in 2012. Similarly, Jennifer Garner received a £500,000 ring from then husband Ben Affleck on the birth of their first child.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Sarah, from Queensland, Australia had given birth naturally, for how else could she have pulled her own baby out of her body, but in fact she’d had a caesarean section. For Sarah is one of a rising number of mums-to-be who are forgoing the protective screen, scrubbing up with the surgical team and taking a more hands-on role during their caesarean births. Maternal assisted caesarean sections are becoming increasingly popular, particularly for Australian and American women, who want to play a less-passive role in their c-section deliveries.
Body changes during pregnancy can make even the most confident mama feel insecure about her size. But that doesn’t seem to stop mums-to-be comparing the size of their baby bumps.
Instead of removing it right away, parents will leave the fluid – called vernix caseosa – for hours, or even days after the birth. Some will actively rub it in. Produced in the last trimester of pregnancy, it does its job to protect your baby both in and out of the womb.
Twin brothers Everett and Sawyer Shay will have an amazing story to tell for years to come regarding their New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day birthday. Sawyer was born 11 minutes before his brother, while it was still 2016, and his younger brother was born just one minute after 2017 was officially ushered in. Little Everett was the first Arizona baby born in 2017 at the Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. His big brother couldn’t wait, so his birth record will read Dec. 31, 2016, and Everett’s will read Jan. 1, 2017, although they’re still technically twins.
Just one day after giving birth to her baby daughter, Alexa, Raquel Renteria took to social media to share a picture. The new mum from California wanted everyone to know why she was proud of her scar and share an empowering message to other women who given birth via c-section. “I was afraid of this scar and the long term effects it would have on body and my mind.
A few months ago a friend was about to have her second baby when she sent round a sort of disclaimer to her Facebook friends pleading with them not to reveal her new baby news on the social media site. Surely no one would take it upon themselves to hijack someone else’s birth announcement? What should have been one of the biggest moments of his life – announcing the gender of his newborn baby, was actually hijacked by someone else.