Mum Gives Birth Aboard Qantas Flight

Mum Gives Birth Aboard Qantas Flight
One mum has joined an exclusive club, reportedly giving birth onboard an A380 flight. While details remain light on the ground, reports are that a Q1 flight was diverted due to a medical emergency. The Qantas flight, which was bound for London, Heathrow after taking off in Sydney, was diverted to Cyprus due to a medical emergency. That emergency? Apparently a mid...

Would You Let Your Children Watch You Give Birth?

Would You Let Your Children Watch You Give Birth
Would you let your children watch you give birth? The Carraway family in did just that, inviting their daughter into the delivery room. Jacee, 12, from Mississippi USA, was present for the arrival of her baby brother, Cayson, earlier this month. Their decision has sparked fierce online debate, here's what happened. Midwife in training Having Jacee deliver her brother wasn't part of the...

Queen Bey and Jay Z Welcome Twins

Queen Bey and Jay Z Welcome Twins
While you might not have heard of them, it seems a couple who are apparently kind of famous in the music world have welcomed two new bundles of joy. Of course we jest. You'd have to have been living in a large pit, beneath an even larger rock, on an extremely isolated island not to know that the Queen and...

Take a Peek Inside George and Amal Clooney’s $14,000 Birthing Suite. Nice!

News broke on Tuesday that George Clooney, and his not-at-all accomplished wife Amal (she's just a well respected and highly successful human rights lawyer, no biggie) had welcomed their twins. The classically named Ella and Alexander, arrived in a modest birthing suite at their local public hospital. Or, slightly more accurately, at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The very same digs...

The Real Mum’s Guide to What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag
Some women are so organised that their hospital bag is packed before their baby bump has even appeared. Others scramble to shove bits and pieces in a bag while breathing through contractions as they head to the hospital.  Whatever your organisational style, your hospital bag is a pretty important piece of luggage! So, other than PJ’s and undies, what do...

Birth Photography? No Way!

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Pondering if birthday photography is for you? Our writer says, ‘Get the camera away from my downstairs. Thanks!’  When I was pregnant with my first baby I was all over every detail of the upcoming birth. I had all the regular worries about pain relief, making it to the hospital on time; and of course, the one we all obsess...

Here’s Nine of the Most Magical Childbirth Photos You’ll Ever See

Childbirth. It’s one of the most magical, beautiful, all-out crazy experiences that you’ll ever have. With that in mind, capturing it in photography form is one way to save these most-precious moments for all time. The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) 2017 Image of the Year Competition has come through with some of the most astounding, amazing and...

12 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

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Pregnancy, it’s a beautiful thing. You’re bringing new life into the world and while this miracle is happening, your hormones and moods tend to make you a little loopy. Small things turn to big things which end in three ways, you laughing hysterically at something offensive (this rarely happens), crying hysterically or throwing a large Slurpee at someone (not...

Meet the Baby Who Was Born Twice … Simply Amazing!

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At 16 weeks Margaret Boemer went in for an ultrasound like all soon-to-be mums do. But, what happened next was very far from normal. The mum-to-be got news that no parent wants to hear—her baby had a massive tumour. Boemer, from Plano, Texas in the US, said, “They saw something on the scan, and the doctor came in and told...

Tragedy Turns to Hope with One Mum’s Breast Milk Donation

Stillbirth is something that no mum-to-be ever wants to think about. That said, it can happen. And when it does, the results are tragic. One mum took this beyond unthinkable situation and turned her tragedy into something positive for other families with babies. Roughly 3,000 Australian families are affected by perinatal death (stillbirth or when the baby dies within the...

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