Scott D'Arcy Women should only give birth by caesarean section if it is medically necessary, the World Health Organization has warned.
Sarah Bregel While most people might think home-birthers are just a bunch of hippies, I was not blase about my son's birth. I was informed and prepared for it.
Belinda Peters Deciding where to have your first baby is a personal, and often confusing, decision.
ALEISHA ORR Word is that Kate Middleton is considering HypnoBirthing when she delivers the new heir to the throne.
Prue Corlette A birth plan is about putting it in writing that a woman's body is to be treated with respect and dignity by her caregivers
Tara Moss Birthzillas, Bridezillas and perhaps all ‘Zillas’ are bad news. It’s amusing stuff, but the thing is, birth plans are helpful for many parents, and an increasing number of obstetricians and midwives request them. There are a number of reasons for this.
CATHERINE RODIE There's no doubt that post-birth photos can have a powerful effect on women. But are they enough to change the way pregnant women feel about their own impending labours?
CATHERINE RODIE If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?
LETITIA ROWLANDS Dancing to Michael Jackson isn't usually on the list of ways to make your baby arrive as soon as possible - but this mum thought it was worth a shot.
AMY CORDEROY A gynaecologist has spoken out against current caesearean policies, saying that directives to reduce c-section rates are actually putting women at risk.
KIRAN CHUG I know my decision won't be popular, but I believe that every woman has the right to choose how they have their baby. And my caesarean gave me the most control over how I felt about my body and my child's birth.
Kiran Chug For my first child's birth, the theatre was crowded with doctors. My baby was pulled out of my tummy and it wasn't how nature intended.
KASEY EDWARDS Most people underestimate the postpartum period of recovery, both physically and psychologically. And doing so can be detrimental in many ways
Brooke Tasovac Some complications can arise after giving birth, sometimes even after taking your baby home, including post-partum haemorrhaging and post-partum infections.
Nicole Thomson-Pride In Australia, 30 per cent of women find their birth experience traumatic, with 6 per cent going on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
LETITIA ROWLANDS 3:17pm Discovering your wife has just given birth on the toilet would be a surprise for anyone. But the shock would be even greater if neither you or your partner knew you were expecting a baby.
Staff writers A baby's first breastfeed is a special moment in any mother's life. However this newborn's first nurse at his mother's breast was particularly poignant.
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