Birth stories: my unplanned home birth
Amélie from France never made it to the hospital when her son Baptiste suddenly decided to be born on the sofa at home. Read this thrilling story about an unplanned home birth.
Kegel exercises for new mums
Kegel exercises for new mums may be the most important aspect of your physical recovery after a pregnancy. Your pelvic floor muscles need to be strong to prevent stress incontinence when you cough, sneeze, lift or carry. Here are tips for easy exercises you can do to increase strength and muscle control.
Pregnancy podcasts - top 3 picks
Pregnancy podcasts are a brilliant resource before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. Real, honest and personal – almost like chatting with friends. Here are our top picks.
Birth stories: Our preemie miracle
Haydn still had another three months left in the womb when he was born by emergency c-section in Week 26. As a preemie, he had a tough start to life but pulled through. Here mum Emma shares the story of his birth and the scary time afterwards.
You’re going to be a dad!
The pregnancy test is positive and you’re going to be a dad! What can an expectant father do to prepare himself for what comes next? Here are tips for ways you can help your partner during childbirth and breastfeeding.
First-time dad – tips on fatherhood
For many men, fatherhood begins with the baby’s birth. But you can get involved at a much earlier stage. Here are 5 important tips for first-time dads from fathers’ group instructor Mats Berggren.
Birth stories: Hang on, I’m not ready!
“As this was my first baby, everyone kept telling me that I should expect to go over my due date.” Giving birth early in the wrong city was never part of author Anna Winberg’s plans. Read the first of our birth stories, an exciting tale with a happy ending.
Hospital bag checklist – what to pack in a hospital bag
This is blogger Michelle’s informed list of things to pack in your hospital bag. Being a mother of two, she has also included the things she took the first time round that she didn’t use. And you’ll find a few useful advice if you end up having a C section. The perfect checklist!