Childbirth is no picnic. Women have revealed the good, the bad and the very ugly truths behind giving birth in an eye-opening Reddit thread. “Lots of women wear adult diapers,” explained one woman, who said that they can be extremely useful in combatting the vast amounts of fluid that leak from a woman’s body after she has given birth.
A mother’s Facebook post has gone viral after she shared an image of her breast milk, which appeared to have turned yellow. Comparing it to milk that she had pumped the day before, Ashlee Chase says she was told by a doctor that the change in colour was due to her daughter’s high fever and her body adapting the nutrients as a result. “Top milk is from 3 days ago when a healthy Elliot was nursing,” Chase wrote in her Facebook post, which shows the two distinctive-looking milks next to one another.
A 24-year-old woman from Leeds was left heartbroken after a rare liver condition caused her daughter to die in the womb. Gabriella Morley was 39 weeks pregnant when she realised that her baby wasn’t moving. High acidity levels in Morley’s body had poisoned her daughter, whom she had named Poppy, causing her to suffer from a cardiac arrest and be born stillborn.
A mother was left outraged after caretakers shaved off her mixed race daughter’s curly hair without permission. The carers reportedly decided to shave Tru’s hair for hygiene reasons. Robinson was furious when her daughter came home with a shaved head, insisting that nobody at Little Heroes had consulted her first.
Growing up with a parent who has an alcohol use disorder increases the chance of having violent dating relationships as a teenager, a study has shown. According to research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, the root causes of dating violence in teenagers can be identified as early as infancy. “Although teen dating violence is typically viewed as a problem related specifically to adolescent development, our findings indicate that the risk for aggressive behaviour and involvement in dating violence are related to stressors experienced much earlier in life,” says lead study author and senior research scientist at RIA, Jennifer A. Livingston, PhD.
How easy you find drifting off at night could be down to your personality, a new study has shown. According to research carried out on 1,000 Americans, introverts are more likely to suffer disrupted sleep than extroverts. The study was carried out by Best Mattress Brand and involved participants’ personality traits being determined by the Myers Briggs Test.
While we often think about how to keep various body parts in tip-top condition - avocado for glowing skin and protein to build muscles, for example - many of us give little thought to our oral health past brushing twice a day and flossing (albeit not as often as we know we should). Good dental nutrition is essential, and according to a dentist, “your toothpaste isn’t that important” when it comes to oral health. What we eat plays a big role in keeping our teeth healthy, and Australian dentist Dr Steven Lin has revealed which foods we should be consuming to do so.
Children under the age of nine spend more than two hours a day on screens, a new report has found. Whilst these stats might be setting off alarm bells for parents, children’s media expert Sara DeWitt insists that screen time can actually be beneficial for kids. Speaking at TED in April, DeWitt debunked three of the most common fears parents have about screen time for kids.
A dad has had the internet cracking up after he followed instructions to put his baby to bed almost too perfectly.
From "Bambi" to "Moana," many Disney and Pixar movies feature a character death that’s central to the plot. A recent study suggests that these movies can be used to help teach kids about death, and experts agree.
Norovirus can floor you with cramping, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Better-known as the winter vomiting bug, it causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines which triggers an array of nasty symptoms.
Parents have been discussing whether it is acceptable to allow a child have a day off school due to their pet dying.
White men who exercise for seven-and-a-half hours a week or more are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart disease then those who do a moderate amount, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago looked at the exercise habits of 3,175 participants for a 25 year-long period and found that white men who exercised a lot were more likely to build up plaque in their arteries which can lead to severe cardiac problems. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the UK, according to Public Health England.