A charity that was formed to improve the care provided to parents who suffer a stillbirth has launched a film to help education NHS workers.
Twins born 87 days apart are to be entered into the Guinness World Records for the longest amount of time inbetween births.
A British servicewoman has given birth to a son at Camp Bastion while serving in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
The average age of mothers in England and Wales in 2011 was 29.7 years, according to the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics. The average age of first-time mothers was 27.9.
Nearly half of all births in 2011 (49%) were to mothers over the age of 30, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
For fathers, nearly two-thirds (65%) were over the age of 30.
The husband of Feng Jianmei, the woman who was forced to have an abortion when seven months pregnant, has accepted a pay-off from the local government in Shaanxi province.
Deng Yuan has now dropped legal action aimed at bringing criminal charges against those responsible for forcing his wife to abort their child.
Kate and Marco Palazza, parents of triplets, are backing the Twins and Multiple Births Association's demand for more medical support, for families who have multiple births.
A new survey by Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association) shows that nine per cent of women who had multiple births had one or more of their babies in different hospitals from each other or themselves. This is a slight improvement on 2008 which saw 13 per cent separated from their babies.
Siblings are sometimes separated because of a shortage of neonatal facilities, but this can create logistical problems for new parents. One respondent said she had to make a five-hour round-trip to see her newborn daughters because they were at a different hospital to her.
A survey by Tamba, the Twins and Multiple Births Association, has found that 22 per cent of mothers who have multiple births felt "abandoned" and struggled to look after more than one baby in postnatal wards.
More than 21 per cent also said they were not sufficiently prepared for the likelihood that one or more of their babies would be premature. This compares with around half who ended up giving birth prematurely.