"No matter what your feelings on children are, childbirth itself is a mystical event," writes Clementine Ford.
Leanne went into labour on July 28, and remarkably, her twin sister Natalie soon followed.
The birth of a baby is always a special occasion, but one couple who welcomed their first child earlier this week had more reason to celebrate than most.
Bethanie Millar didn't believe in miracles - until baby Evelie was born, that is.
It is certainly a birth announcement with a difference, and it just might be the sweetest one we have ever seen.
It only happens around once in every 80,000 births, so this video has captured a very special moment indeed.
When Jessica Stubbins went into labour in the early hours of Sunday morning she told husband Tom to drop her at the hospital entrance before finding a parking spot.
When the Jones family sing Happy Birthday on August 5 each year, the rendition will take a little bit longer than normal.
Deep breathing, meditation or perhaps some light reading - these are things lots of soon-to-be mums do to pass the time between contractions.
Hairdresser found out she was pregnant when her waters broke .... and she cut the cord with hair scissors
Hairdresser Lianne Brennan thought that her cramps were just period pain, but when her waters broke the 23- year-old realised that she was in labour.
A mum who was determined the caesarean birth of her son would be as gentle as possible has shared an incredible video of the newborn's arrival.