The idea came to 59-year-old Jorge Odón as he slept - and now his invention, based on a You Tube video of a cork being extracted from a wine bottle, is on track to save tens of thousands of women in childbirth every year.
Gautham K. Suresh Today, premature babies around 25 weeks are routinely provided intensive care, but those at 22 or fewer weeks usually are not. Between those are babies in the "gray zone".
Libby Hakim With the increasing role many dads play in the care of babies and children, has the symbolic act of cutting the umbilical cord become redundant? Or are fathers still keen to carry on the tradition?
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.
Caroline Homer and Allison Cummins While the old adage about having “childbearing hips” isn’t usually a compliment, many women consider it an advantage when it comes to childbirth - but giving birth is never as black and white as saying small women can’t give birth to large babies.
Brooke Wells Find out what each stage of labour entails, from dilation of the cervix to meeting your baby, and then through to the afterbirth.
Catherine Rodie Blagg We all had a good laugh when birth 'guru' Latham Thomas claimed that labour and childbirth can be a truly 'ecstatic' experience. But could she actually be right?
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 Fitness blogger and football wife Caroline Berg Eriksen has come under fire for posting a photo of her amazing post-baby body on Instrgram just four days after giving birth. She has defended the picture saying she is "proud" of what her body has achieved.
Luke Malone A British designer has the perfect gift idea for new mums: a photo frame made of the placenta.
MELANIE MAHONEY In the first precious minutes after a set of twins are born, an amazing video shows them still clinging to each other as they may have in the womb.
A pregnant woman had her baby taken by British social workers after a forced caesarean section - and the child has still not been returned to her.
'Crossfit mum' Lea-Ann Ellison, who sparked controversy by posing for training photos while heavily pregnant, has had a healthy baby boy in a natural homebirth.
Melanie Mahoney A baby startled hospital workers when she seemed to come back to life after spending 10 hours in a morgue.
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