‘What it was like being pregnant during the pandemic in Italy’
Italy

‘What it was like being pregnant during the pandemic in Italy’

New mother Shirin Georgiani gave birth during the pandemic in Italy. Here she gives us the lowdown on the Italian healthcare system and the support networks available.

These are Germany’s most popular baby names for 2020
Germany

These are Germany’s most popular baby names for 2020

Revealed: The most (and least) popular baby names in every Italian region
Italy

Revealed: The most (and least) popular baby names in every Italian region

Revealed: Germany’s most popular baby names
Germany

Revealed: Germany’s most popular baby names

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

France investigates spike in babies born with arm defects
France

France investigates spike in babies born with arm defects

Top doctor urges shorter hospital stays for new mums
Switzerland

Top doctor urges shorter hospital stays for new mums

56-year-old Italian woman has natural birth: reports
Italy

56-year-old Italian woman has natural birth: reports

Baby dies after c-section delayed at Swedish hospital
Sweden

Baby dies after c-section delayed at Swedish hospital

Tiny French village celebrates first birth in 50 years after baby was born in garden
France

Tiny French village celebrates first birth in 50 years after baby was born in garden

Funding boost won’t save Swedish maternity ward which inspired ‘car birth’ course
Sweden

Funding boost won’t save Swedish maternity ward which inspired ‘car birth’ course

Germany’s population just hit a record high – so what does this mean?
Germany

Germany’s population just hit a record high – so what does this mean?

Despite government efforts, Italy’s birthrate continues its sharp decline
Italy

Despite government efforts, Italy’s birthrate continues its sharp decline

Ten things you need to know about giving birth in Italy
Italy

Ten things you need to know about giving birth in Italy

Video: Italian zoo asks public to name adorable baby hippo
Italy

Video: Italian zoo asks public to name adorable baby hippo

Mini baby boom continues with 33-year birthrate high
Germany

Mini baby boom continues with 33-year birthrate high

10 reasons it’s awesome to be knocked up in Germany
Germany

10 reasons it’s awesome to be knocked up in Germany

Germany sees ‘turning point’ in birth rate decline
Germany

Germany sees ‘turning point’ in birth rate decline

Paris mum gives birth to baby girl in back seat of taxi
France

Paris mum gives birth to baby girl in back seat of taxi

Italy left shame-faced by baby-making campaign
Italy

Italy left shame-faced by baby-making campaign

14,000 pregnant women in France took ‘birth defect drug’
France

14,000 pregnant women in France took ‘birth defect drug’

Court makes pregnant woman induce labour against her will
Spain

Court makes pregnant woman induce labour against her will

Sex campaigns lead to Danish baby boom
Denmark

Sex campaigns lead to Danish baby boom

Why Italy’s facing a birth rate apocalypse
Italy

Why Italy’s facing a birth rate apocalypse

Trial begins of woman who left newborn in airport toilet
Germany

Trial begins of woman who left newborn in airport toilet

Sleeping Prince Alexander melts Swedish hearts
Sweden

Sleeping Prince Alexander melts Swedish hearts

Baby born on roadside dies in same spot two weeks later
Spain

Baby born on roadside dies in same spot two weeks later

French docs admit to illegally helping gay couples have kids
France

French docs admit to illegally helping gay couples have kids

Second doc charged over death of Brit mum in France
France

Second doc charged over death of Brit mum in France

Highway patrol: Police deliver baby on Spanish roadside
Spain

Highway patrol: Police deliver baby on Spanish roadside

Woman gives birth in metro station
Austria

Woman gives birth in metro station

Vatican gives homeless mum free housing after street birth
Italy

Vatican gives homeless mum free housing after street birth

Germans turn to Star Wars for baby names
Germany

Germans turn to Star Wars for baby names

French parents fight for right to umbilical cord
France

French parents fight for right to umbilical cord

Italian gives birth to two sets of identical twins
Italy

Italian gives birth to two sets of identical twins

France: The baby-making champions of Europe
France

France: The baby-making champions of Europe

Why do so many French women have epidurals?
France

Why do so many French women have epidurals?

Rosberg ‘overwhelmed’ by birth of daughter
Germany

Rosberg ‘overwhelmed’ by birth of daughter

Midwife charged with attempted murder
Germany

Midwife charged with attempted murder

Why Italians aren’t having more babies
Italy

Why Italians aren’t having more babies

First Italian babies born with egg donor
Italy

First Italian babies born with egg donor

Almost 1 in 3 German babies born by Caesarian
Germany

Almost 1 in 3 German babies born by Caesarian

Italy’s C-section rate among Europe’s highest
Italy

Italy’s C-section rate among Europe’s highest

Danish fertility rate on the rebound
Denmark

Danish fertility rate on the rebound

Italy ‘dying’ as birth rate hits historic low
Italy

Italy ‘dying’ as birth rate hits historic low

Another nun gives birth in Italy
Italy

Another nun gives birth in Italy

What did you think of the Pope’s rabbit rant?
Italy

What did you think of the Pope’s rabbit rant?

Gay couple’s son to get Italian birth certificate
Italy

Gay couple’s son to get Italian birth certificate

Having a baby in France: Ten lessons learned
France

Having a baby in France: Ten lessons learned

A portrait of modern Switzerland in ten stats
Switzerland

A portrait of modern Switzerland in ten stats

Woman gives birth on Milan metro platform
Italy

Woman gives birth on Milan metro platform

French surgeons operate on foetus in womb
France

French surgeons operate on foetus in womb

French maternity wards prepare for busiest day
France

French maternity wards prepare for busiest day

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Italy

Rome mum goes to bar with dead baby in bag

Woman dies after cardiac arrest during birth
Sweden

Woman dies after cardiac arrest during birth

French mums have fewer babies and later in life
France

French mums have fewer babies and later in life

Woman suffers cardiac arrest while giving birth
Sweden

Woman suffers cardiac arrest while giving birth

Fall in birth rate hits Italy’s population growth
Italy

Fall in birth rate hits Italy’s population growth

Italy’s birth rate hits record low
Italy

Italy’s birth rate hits record low

Lazio offers €800 reward for home births
Italy

Lazio offers €800 reward for home births

‘They gave me C-section without anaesthesia’
Spain

‘They gave me C-section without anaesthesia’

New dad gets free T-shirt for delivering baby
Sweden

New dad gets free T-shirt for delivering baby

Salvadorean nun gives birth in Italy: reports
Italy

Salvadorean nun gives birth in Italy: reports

Italian mum sues hospital after baby swap
Italy

Italian mum sues hospital after baby swap

‘All new mums should be proud,’ says footie wife
Norway

‘All new mums should be proud,’ says footie wife

French island celebrates first birth in 35 years
France

French island celebrates first birth in 35 years

Foreign births on the rise in Italy: report
Italy

Foreign births on the rise in Italy: report

Nurses warn: Swedes put iPads ahead of newborns
Sweden

Nurses warn: Swedes put iPads ahead of newborns

VIDEO: Rare baby gibbon born in Turin zoo
Italy

VIDEO: Rare baby gibbon born in Turin zoo

Syrian refugee gives birth on boat arriving in Sicily
Italy

Syrian refugee gives birth on boat arriving in Sicily

Twins born: One white, one black
Germany

Twins born: One white, one black

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Sweden

Babies die as observation method fails

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Sweden

Hospital warns of baby mix-up risk

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Sweden

Woman dies during Caesarean birth

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Sweden

Gun threat against doc over baby sex test

High speed taxi birth for back seat baby
Sweden

High speed taxi birth for back seat baby

Older mothers at risk of psychosis: study
Sweden

Older mothers at risk of psychosis: study

Sweden’s baby boom hits new high
Sweden

Sweden’s baby boom hits new high

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Sweden

Couple’s surrogate son stuck in Ukraine

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Sweden

Mother in the red after costly childbirth

Two rare tapirs born in Sweden in one week
Sweden

Two rare tapirs born in Sweden in one week

Winter births bring higher depression risk: Swedish study
Sweden

Winter births bring higher depression risk: Swedish study

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Sweden

Granny helps woman give birth in public park

Swedish maternity ward in ‘birth tourism’ push
Sweden

Swedish maternity ward in ‘birth tourism’ push

Rubella blamed for Swedish infant’s defects
Sweden

Rubella blamed for Swedish infant’s defects

Princess Victoria to give birth in ‘early March’
Sweden

Princess Victoria to give birth in ‘early March’

Pass the ‘mother cake’: giving birth in Sweden
Sweden

Pass the ‘mother cake’: giving birth in Sweden

Woman’s uterus bursts during childbirth
Sweden

Woman’s uterus bursts during childbirth

Mum reports midwife for computer work mid-birth
Sweden

Mum reports midwife for computer work mid-birth

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Sweden

Newborn dropped on the floor at Swedish hospital

Fury over doc who let 15-year-old cut into patient
Sweden

Fury over doc who let 15-year-old cut into patient

Stockholm home to one in four Swedish babies
Sweden

Stockholm home to one in four Swedish babies

Swedish zoo celebrates rare elephant birth
Sweden

Swedish zoo celebrates rare elephant birth

Police assist roadside birth in Sweden’s north
Sweden

Police assist roadside birth in Sweden’s north

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Sweden

Swedish woman gives birth in crashed car

‘Hotel baby’ born after hospital blunder
Spain

‘Hotel baby’ born after hospital blunder

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France

Woman gives birth in Paris supermarket

Pregnant bride has baby at wedding
France

Pregnant bride has baby at wedding

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Norway

One in four docs to avoid abortions

German population will grow over coming decades after all, experts reckon
Germany

German population will grow over coming decades after all, experts reckon

Italy has the lowest birth rate in the EU: report
Italy

Italy has the lowest birth rate in the EU: report