Staff writers Here's what you need to know about inductions, including the common reasons for having one, how they are done, and the risks.
JO HARTLEY To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement. Everywhere I went I found cause to be reminded of my impending pain.
Jenny Schafer Hollywood is having a baby boom - and some of our favourite celebrity mums are welcoming their little ones at home.
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.
GREER BERRY As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.
Michele Munz There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.
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.
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.
Melanie Mahoney 11:03am At 22, two years into a uni degree, Kate Hudson, took a dream trip around with Europe with friends. She didn't realise she was going to be a mum by the end of the month.
Ian Steward Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.
EAMONN DUFF Kim Walsh arrived at the doctor with abdominal cramps. Hours later, she was cradling the baby experts told her she could never have.
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