Beth Warren won High Court fight to keep her dead husband's sperm in storage but now fears there will be an appeal
Beth Warren, the 28-year-old widow who won a legal battle with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to stop her dead husband’s frozen sperm from being destroyed has spoken of her fears of facing court again if there's an appeal.
“I started planning my future and thinking this is it, I don’t ... Continue reading
'Was I overwhelmed in a tsunami of love when baby Loulou was born? Not really,' admits author Phillip Toledano. 'I felt no emotional connection'
“I was never particularly interested in having kids,” says Phillip Toledano with disarming honesty.
And in his new book The Reluctant Father, he gives an searingly frank account of the alienation some new dads feel.
When his daughter Loulou was born, Phillip say he felt strange. “I just felt weird," he says. "How could ... Continue reading
Welsh supermarket worker Gaynor Rzepka had no idea she was pregnant
Gaynor Rzepka didn’t know she was pregnant – until she gave birth while sitting on the toilet.
The 25-year-old from Llantwit Major, Glamorgan, awoke with sharp pains in the early hours of February 16, according to the Metro.
Thinking she needed the toilet, Gaynor went to the bathroom but gave birth instead!
She ... Continue reading
Full-time childcare can cost £12K per year for 2 children
A big hike in the cost of childcare in the past 5 years means that many parents now pay more for childcare in a year than they do for their mortgages.
The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual report says the average fees for 1 child in part-time nursery and another in after-school ... Continue reading
DVDs, flip books and flashcards for 9-month-olds don’t work, expert says
If you’re not trying to teach your 9-month-old baby to read with flashcards and DVDs then don’t panic…
Experts say trying to teach babies aged 9-18 months to read with DVDs, word and picture flashcards and flip books doesn’t work.
In a new study by researchers at New York University's Steinhardt School of ... Continue reading
Mum-to-be goes into labour, tries to get to hospital but has her cab 'stolen' by another woman
A British mum has given birth on a New York street after trying – and failing – to hail a cab while in labour.
Polly McCourt, 39, went into labour in her Manhattan apartment and dashed downstairs to hail a cab with the help of her doorman.
By the time Polly had successfully ... Continue reading
Watch this adorable video of a just-born baby making it very clear it wants to stay close to mum
Every baby craves constant cuddles but the newborn in this heart-warming video clearly can’t bear to be separated from its mum even for a second.
The baby holds on to its mother’s face and lets out a cry every time the nurse tries to remove it.
The newborn was delivered by Caesarean section ... Continue reading
Don’t worry if you don’t have tickets, you can buy them on the door at London's ExCel Centre in the Docklands
The Baby Show is back in town. The one-stop-shop for all things baby and toddler has come to the ExCel centre in London and we were there as partners, checking out what’s on offer.
Here’s our pick of unmissable highlights…
1 New launches
The Baby Show is a brilliant place to be when you ... Continue reading
Most effective probiotic bacteria is found in our poo, say scientists who collected nappy contents
Spanish scientists have created sausages with bacteria from baby poo and are hailing them as a new health food.
They’ve found an abundance of the healthy bacteria Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium in baby poo.
These natural probiotics boost gut health so they’ve used the live bacteria to ferment sausages.
The chorizo style fermented sausages could ... Continue reading
2-year-old girl is overcome with emotion
Looking back at wedding photos can be an emotional thing to do. But it was all too much for one 2-year-old.
As the music kicks in this little girl gives a big frown before hiding her face in her hands.
The adorable video is bound to melt your heart!
The caption reads: “I showed ... Continue reading
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