Belinda Peters Deciding where to have your first baby is a personal, and often confusing, decision.
CATHERINE RODIE While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?
Kim Lock It's not healthy or helpful for expectant mothers.
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 11:57am 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.
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).
GREER BERRY How has the world continued on its pace when mine has been altered so drastically?
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.
Kim Lock Is it shaming to point out that women are often being let down in birth?
Su-Lin Tan Modern medicine could not save 19-year-old Sophie Burgess who died 48 hours after giving birth to twins in the UK.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Little Peyton Williams thought she was getting a baby sister named Charlee. But the two-year-old has had to settle for a doll dressed in pink after her baby "sister" turned out to be a boy.
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