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Parents To Be


Welcoming a new member of the family is a big change for everyone, but often siblings can feel the hardest hit. No longer are they the apple of their parents’ eye and they have to take on the responsibility of being an ‘older’ brother or sister – setting a good example, even when they don’t always […]

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An IVF calculator has been created to help predict a couple’s chance of having a baby following the fertility treatment. The online calculator, created by researchers from the University of Aberdeen, considers a couple’s specific characteristics to predict their chances of having a baby over up to six IVF (in vitro fertilisation) or ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm […]

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Anne Hathaway wants all new mothers to know there is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy.  The 33-year-old, who gave birth to her son Jonathon in March 2016, shared a photo of home-made jean shorts she’d cut to replace her pre-pregnancy ones. “There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever),” she […]

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A new study has warned there is a high risk of babies developing behaviour problems if mums-to-be take paracetamol after 18 weeks of pregnancy.  The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, analysed data from 7,796 mums. It showed that children exposed to paracetamol in the womb had an increased risk of developing emotional problems and hyperactivity […]

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Mila Kunis is pregnant with her and Ashton Kutcher’s second child. The couple’s representative confirmed their baby news to PEOPLE on 15 June. Kunis and Kutcher, who married in July 2015, are already parents to 20-month-old Wyatt Isabelle. Noel Vasquez via Getty Images Both Kunis and Kutcher have previously opened up about how parenthood has changed their lives. […]

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Pregnancy can be tough for some women and a total breeze for others. Either way, one mum has decided to call out women who act like they’re the “first person ever in the whole wide world to be pregnant”. “Don’t get me wrong, pregnancy is the most extreme thing I can think of happening to a […]

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A couple who lost their unborn baby during an ectopic pregnancy were stunned when months later doctors discovered a healthy “hidden” foetus growing in the womb.  Sadie Brittle, 32, and husband Gary, 36, were devastated when they lost their baby just eight weeks into the pregnancy on 26 April 2016.  But earlier this month Mrs Brittle […]

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There are times when you can’t find a babysitter, or perhaps you think any place for you is good enough for your kid.  But this Reddit thread proves that some places are just no-go’s for a day out. May we suggest the soft play area next time?  1. A Brewery “There’s a roped off kid prison […]

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Mums have opened up about their mental health problems in a bid to save the lives of new mothers and pregnant women at risk of suicide. The charities Best Beginnings and Sands launched the above film, ‘My Mental Health Matters’, on Tuesday 15 November, with the support of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The video […]

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A mum who started a forum thread to gauge opinions on her choice of baby name soon regretted her decision. Mumsnet user 16TMoore asked other users what they thought of the name Felicula, on Monday 3 October. And it didn’t go very well.  Andre Gallant via Getty Images Mumsnet The forum thread, that had 72 responses at the […]

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