Monet Moutrie Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.
Anna Maxted The average new mother now has several people with her in the delivery room - including her mother-in-law.
AAP The risks of a baby dying or suffering complications during a natural breech birth are "very small", experts say.
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.
JO HARTLEY One minute they're contentedly snuggled in the sanctuary of their mum's tummy, and the next they arrive into an overwhelming reality of lights, cameras and action.
MEGAN BLANDFORD While many mums and birth practitioners discard of the placenta without giving it a second thought, there are others who decide to keep it – for a range of reasons.
EVELYN LEWIN The thought of going to the toilet after giving birth is often feared, but there are ways to make it less painful.
JOSHUA JAMERSON 8:27am The first baby born at the new World Trade Centre was delivered yesterday on a concourse inside the $3.9 billion transportation hub.
LETITIA ROWLANDS An Australian couple could face a medical expenses of more than $1 million after their baby boy was born three months prematurely while they were holidaying in Hawaii.
LETITIA ROWLANDS An incredible birth video shows a mother delivering her own baby as her husband drives along a freeway in a vain attempt to reach hospital.
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