Women who visited the BBC’s helpline website after an episode of Call the Midwife complained about the lack of abortion advice. Photograph: Aimee Spinks/Neal Street Productions/BBC

Healthcare organisations in the UK have called on the BBC to reverse its “stigmatising” decision to not provide information about abortion. Following(...)

Jools and Jamie Oliver leave hospital with the newest addition to the Oliver family, a baby boy who has yet to be named, and their older children Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Buddy Bear Maurice and Poppy Honey Rosie. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

“It’s a baby boy!!” announced Jamie Oliver on Instagram after his wife, Jools, gave birth to their fifth child at London’s Portland Hospital on Monda(...)

When Kate started dating Peter there was no waiting and wondering would he text back or call, because he was unequivocal that she was the ideal woman(...)

If women’s anxieties are not identified and dealt with, they can get out of hand. They overthink things, with negative thoughts leading to low self-esteem, which increases the risk of post-natal depression. Photograph: Thinkstock

Physical changes during pregnancy and early motherhood are hard to ignore, from the swelling breasts and enlarging bump to the loosening of ligaments (...)

David Ford, NI Justice Minister: “I can only go on the evidence that I have...that it is possible to diagnose accurately fatal abnormalities of a foetus.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nobody has ever had a heart attack. The medical term is myocardial infarction. Nobody has ever died of a stroke. But many have succumbed to a cerebrov(...)

Helen McConnell and her son Thomas (3) at home at Knocklyon, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The back pages of The Irish Times reflect our changing lives. But it is not every day you come across an advertisement encouraging you to freeze your (...)