New mum Victoria Beckham pounced on for looking grumpy|
By Daniella Delaney on 23/08/2011 in TB blog
Leave the woman alone we say, she's just had a baby for goodness sake!
. So, just this once Victoria is having a momentary lapse in the euphoric haze she's been radiating since giving birth to baby Harper. We've all been there. Keep your chin up VictoriaRead more on:New mum? How to manage in those early weeksEasy ways to get
3 Christmas birth stories|
By Catherine Bruton on 25/12/2007 in Labour & birth
3 mums tell us all about their experiences of having their babies on Christmas Day!
Emma Holmes, 27, from West Sussex is married to Alan and mum to Faith, who will celebrate her first birthday on Christmas Eve. She says last Christmas was the best ever but also the weirdest! Birth factsBaby's nameFaith Elizabeth Weight 6lb 6
Pre-eclampsia - staying alert|
By ThinkBaby on 13/02/2012 in Pregnancy illness & complications
Detection and treatment are the keys to reining-in the risks from this pregnancy illness
pressure but the only proper cure for pre-eclampsia is the birth of the baby, so depending on how serious the condition is for mum and baby, an early delivery in the last weeks of pregnancy by induction or by caesarean section is quite likely. In a few
The challenges of parenthood|
By ThinkBaby on 22/05/2007 in Pregnancy & you
Are you prepared for the life changes ahead?
, after all, someone has to carry him and give birth! At the very minimum the pregnancy will involve some amount of compromise and negotiation at work and all mums need some time off to give birth and physically recover, no matter how important their job
Baths in pregnancy|
By Laura Lee Davies on 10/06/2007 in Pregnancy & you
Despite what some people (usually ardent showerers) say, having baths in late pregnancy is safe. Just remember a few tips.
to the bathroom for a pain relieving dunk in the bath.(One of the many appealing aspects of a birth pool, of course.)Some doctors may advise you to keep to showers if your waters have broken or you have passed your mucous plug (which keeps everything in place
The three stages of labour |
By ThinkBaby on 20/08/2010 in Labour & birth
Labour is an amazing achievement. Prepare yourself for the three stages your body goes through as you give birth
completely and leaves the way through into the birth canal, the vagina, free for your baby. When this happens you are said to be fully dilated.This first part of this stage, known as early or latent labour, usually happens gradually over a number of weeks
New baby: what newborns really look like|
By Laura Lee Davies on 27/08/2010 in Your newborn - the essentials
Every new baby is genuinely a beautiful new human being, but they're also usually a little squashed and red!
to squeeze through the birth canal, and because of this your baby's head might seem a little squashed! This is not anything to worry about, as the midwife (and the consultant pediatrician who examines your child a few hours after birth) will check to ensure
When a caesarean is the best option|
By Maria Muennich on 30/05/2007 in Labour & birth
It may not be your ideal birthing experience, but there are times when a c-section may be the best option for you and your baby
risk of excessive bleeding during a vaginal delivery. In the case of marginal placenta praevia, where the placenta lies very close to the cervix, a vaginal birth may be possible. If you have been diagnosed with placenta praevia early in pregnancy
Are you ready for a baby?|
By ThinkBaby on 10/12/2009 in Before you try to conceive
If you're planning on having a child then you'll need to be ready for your life to be turned upside down
to change once you become a parent.Career - Unless you’re adopting or using a surrogate mother, having a child will necessarily impact on the mother’s career, after all, someone has to carry him and give birth! At the very minimum the pregnancy will involve
Low amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios)|
By Anna Lewis on 17/02/2012 in Pregnancy illness & complications
All the facts on low amniotic fluid – from what causes it to how it will affect your baby
is ready to make his or her big entrance the sac will break, and the fluid will be released – and that’s what’s happening when your waters break.The causes of low amniotic fluidYour waters breaking If your waters break early, you are at risk of infection