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Unique Baby Names: Mum Soon Regretted Asking For Opinions On Her Choice Of Name For Her Newborn

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…

IVF Calculator: Predicts IVF Success Rates For Individual Couples Undergoing Fertility Treatment

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…

NHS Launches Maternal Mental Health Programme To Help 30,000 Women Who Aren’t Getting Proper Care

The NHS has launched a new maternal mental health programme to reach the 30,000 new or expectant mums who experience serious mental ill health issues but are not currently receiving the care they need. As many as one in five women experience mental ill health during pregnancy or in the year after birth, and suicide…

Soldier Reportedly Denied Leave For Baby Shower ‘Because He’s A Man’, So He Makes It More Masculine

A soldier who was reportedly denied a leave request for his partner’s baby shower because he’s a man hit back with a typically masculine response. Reddit user Backpacks_Got_Jets posted an image of the two leave requests forms online. On his first request to attend the baby shower, the form shows a note in red pen reading: “Men…

Penny Lancaster Reveals Doula Taught Her To ‘Massage Perineum’ To Relieve Pain During Childbirth

Penny Lancaster didn’t hold back when she opted to speak about how her doula made the birth of her children “pleasurable”. The 45-year-old, who is mum to five-year-old Aiden and 10-year-old Alastair with her husband Rob Stewart, said her doula even gave her “euphoric highs”. “She taught me to massage my perineum [the area between…