January 6, 2018 1:54 AM Incredible photographs capturing women during labour and in their first seconds with their babies are hailed for their honest portrayal of the reality of childbirth
A series of incredible photographs have been praised for their honest depictions of childbirth and motherhood. Birth photographer Lacey Barratt, from Melbourne, has released a number of her favourite pictures from the past year, which show women during labour and moments after giving birth. One striking image shows a woman being handed her baby before 5
December 21, 2017 12:01 AM Hamilton: Stars come out for opening night of West End’s hottest show
THE OPENING of the West End’s new hottest show attracted a star-studded line-up last night. Dame Barbara Windsor, 80, looked glamorous dressed in monochrome to celebrate the first night of hip-hop musical hit Hamilton, based on the life of one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. Sir Tom Jones, 77, looked sharp in a three-piece suit, while 11
October 29, 2017 7:59 AM Who pulled it off best? Laugh-out-loud photos of parents mercilessly mocking their children's selfies will have you in stitches
They say imitation is the best form of flattery but as these parents who mercilessly mocked their children prove, that's not always the case. While it's usually youngsters mocking their parents' social media faux pas, these witty mothers and fathers prove they can give as good as they get. From a dad who shamelessly mocked his daughter's bedtime photoshoot 9
October 9, 2017 9:52 AM 'Nudge' economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel Prize
US economist Richard Thaler, one of the founding fathers of behavioural economics, has won this year's Nobel Prize for Economics. Prof Thaler, of the University of Chicago Booth, co-wrote the global best seller Nudge, which looks at how people make bad choices. It spawned "nudge theory" of how to help people make better life decisions. The Nobel prize 14
August 31, 2017 1:43 AM Prince William and Harry: Diana's 'love and energy wouldn't go to waste'
Twenty years on Diana's sons remember her, as Prince William admits: "I wanted her to be proud of the person I would become". In two interviews for documentaries they have very deliberately wanted to talk about their mother. They are grown up now, have their own defined public roles, and this is a chance for them to take ownership of their mother's story 41
August 18, 2017 11:01 PM How webcams help parents bond with premature babies
Webcams could help to improve early bonding between parents and their premature babies. Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University analysed the views of parents and professionals using webcams. The majority of parents in the study, published in BMC Pediatrics, benefited from being able to see their baby 24 hours a day, seven days a week in neonatal 27
August 9, 2017 1:21 AM Mamamia founder Mia Freedman apologises after being criticised for calling on women to support gay marriage with wedding ring selfies
Media personality Mia Freedman has apologised after she was criticised on social media for calling on women to post pictures of their wedding rings in support of marriage equality. Freedman, the founder of women's website Mamamia, penned an article on Tuesday calling on 'straight and married' couples to stand in support of same-sex marriage. But the 45-year-old's 12
June 19, 2017 8:13 AM Madonna shares a special Father's Day tribute ... to herself
Singer Madonna wished herself a happy Father’s Day as she described herself as both “the mommy and the daddy”. The mother-of-six posted a photo of herself with her children on Instagram and Twitter with the message: “Happy Mother’s Day Madonna.” The 58-year-old added the caption: “And Happy Father’s Day to Me too because lets face it … Im the Mommy and the Daddy 27
June 17, 2017 11:04 PM Self-employment 'main reason quarter of new fathers miss out on paternity leave'
One in four new fathers are missing out on paternity leave and pay mainly because they are self-employed, a new study shows. Research by the TUC found that of the 625,000 men who became fathers in 2016, more than 157,000 did not qualify for statutory paternity leave or pay. The main reason was self-employment, although 44,000 fathers had not been working 21
June 13, 2017 12:34 PM Dad's Can't Get Postnatal Depression..
"Dad's can't get postnatal depression" - The words that many struggling new fathers hear. In the weeks after the birth of my child, I had three midwives asking me about my mental health. They were concerned about me, as 10-15% of new mothers can develop depression. Yet, what the midwives did not do, is ask how my child's father was coping. The well-being 12