Julia Cahill How would you feel about having a male midwife assist your baby's birth? For a growing number of mums, the idea is a reality - and the experts all agree that it's something that should be encouraged.
JODI GIBSON One in four women face being induced to bring on labour. There are many reasons for it, and a few ways to make it happen, but it's always best to ask your doctor lots of questions before going ahead with an induction.
Letitia Rowlands Postnatal depression is a complex condition, but researchers say pain relief during labour may help some women.
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.
Staff writers Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.
Staff Writers Blocked fallopian tubes is often related to female infertility. The treatment for blocked fallopian tubes depends on where the blockage is and how severe it is. Look out for the signs and know how to treat it.
Staff writers Not all babies who are born with meconium staining will develop meconium aspiration syndrome, but both must be watched and treated carefully.
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.
Letitia Rowlands Did you worry about how you would look "down there" after giving birth? This mum-to-be found plenty of women willing to share their knowledge.
LINDY ALEXANDER While celebrating the birth of their children, parents can get up to some activities others might find a little odd - but they know it works for them.
RACHEL BROWNE When Sophie and Ash Smith lost their premature triplets in 2006, the couple were devastated. Since then, they've helped raise more than $1 million to help others like them.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Excitement turned to tragedy for Emily McClearen and Richard Staley when their daughter was stillborn last month. The couple has honoured their baby's memory by sharing heartbreaking yet beautiful photos of her.
LETITIA ROWLANDS This multi-tasking mother cut things a bit fine when she decided to register her son for preschool despite being in labour.
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