Staff writers Juliet Smith may only have been a mum for a few days, but she has already learned that babies do not always fit in with their mother's plans.
Staff writers A new mum claims a doctor left his mobile phone inside her after delivering her baby via caesarean section.
Letitia Rowlands "It's a boy!" That's the phrase Kateri Schwandt has heard in labour delivery ward for the 13th time in her life.
Letitia Rowlands When a couple boarded a flight on Sunday, they had no idea they would be parents by the time the plane's wheels hit the tarmac again.
Lena H. Sun Most babies in the United States are born on a weekday, with the highest percentages delivered between 8am to 9am, and from noon to 1pm.
Mike Watson In 2007, Natasha Banks was given a heartbreaking diagnosis - and she didn't think she'd ever get to be a mum.
KERRI SACKVILLE I never actually went into labour - so by 42 weeks I was booked in for induction.
Staff writers Rachelle Friedman Chapman was preparing to marry the man of her dreams when tragedy struck four years ago.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Discovering your wife has just given birth on the toilet would be a surprise for anyone. But the shock would be even greater if neither you or your partner knew you were expecting a baby.
Staff writers A baby's first breastfeed is a special moment in any mother's life. However this newborn's first nurse at his mother's breast was particularly poignant.
KERRI SACKVILLE Do I feel 'smug'? No. Nor do I feel remotely superior. Each birth was valid and valuable in its own right, producing, as it did, a healthy baby.
Sarah Dennis I was on a high. I'd done it all by myself with no help from anyone.
Todd Ackermanand Carol Christian The first all-female quintuplets born in the United States were delivered last week, at 28 weeks and two days.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Nine months is a long time to keep a secret this big.
Staff writers If there is one thing Leilani Rogers knows about childbirth, it is that no two deliveries are ever the same.
A US woman awakened this week from a four-month-long coma that doctors had feared would be permanent and learned that she had given birth to a baby boy, according to her family.
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.
Staff writers After 20 minutes of working on tiny baby Jamie, a doctor said there was nothing he could do to save their son. Then something wonderful happened.
HANNAH FRANCIS A fly-in, fly-out worker has used virtual reality technology to experience the "next best thing" to being at his baby's birth.
Staff writers A US woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains and emerged holding a newborn.
A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.
LETITIA ROWLANDS When Maxxzandra Ford found out she was 35 weeks pregnant, she was very surprised.
When Sarah Browning began having contractions on Monday, while a blizzard outside her door made world headlines, she assumed it was false labour.
A "catastrophic" infection has claimed the life of a Wellington nurse only seven days after she gave birth to a 14-weeks premature son.
Peta Doherty A mum who partly delivered her own twins during a caesarean has encouraged other women to take control of their birthing experience.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A first-time mum will never get to hold her four newborns, dying shortly after giving birth to the quadruplets.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Most mums-to-be have about eight months, give or take a few weeks, to get used to the idea of having a baby once they find out they are pregnant.
Yumi Stynes Listening to birth stories is when the sisterhood really rallies. Other mothers seem to really understand this need to talk.
HARRIET ALEXANDER For a baby who was in no particular hurry to enter the world, Aaron Shahi made up for his tardiness with a series of firsts.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A set of quadruplets, whose conception was labelled as one in 70 million, has been born via caesarean section after the babies' mother went into labour at 29 weeks.
Well, it's actually 13-12-14 to us over here. But still, Clare Elizabeth Keane's consecutive numerical birth time is pretty special.
Veronica Rocha The birth of a baby boy onboard a Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday morning was not only a surprise to passengers, but the mother as well.
Yes, the bouncing baby girl was born by caesarean section. And mum says no more kids.
Melanie Mahoney Twin brothers have become dads on the same day - with their partners giving birth in the same hospital, with the same midwife, and even in the same birthing pool.
Melanie Mahoney A baby who was born at 23 weeks has survived her first week of life outside the womb.
MELANIE MAHONEY "It's not really something you ever want or think could happen. To have my mum going through it with me is probably the most special, amazing thing ever.”
GREER BERRY When people ask about how my labour went, I usually respond: "Good, I think? Four hours long, and yeah it hurt, but I dunno, it's labour, it's giving birth, it's painful... but I guess it was good? As good as good gets?"
LETITIA ROWLANDS It's been two years since she lost her own baby boy, but despite her grief, Lauren Fisher has given another couple the ultimate gift of a child.
A US mother is home and tending to her new baby less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes.
Katie Mettler and Tony Marrero When a tow truck slammed into a pregnant Jenny Quiles, she sustained massive head injuries and went into a coma. Then something amazing happened.
CATHERINE RODIE Now that Facebook has relaxed its rules around breastfeeding photos, it seems they're cracking down on birth photos.
LETITIA ROWLANDS She was looking forward to becoming a mother for the first time, but a rare complication during childbirth meant Kymberlie Shepherd died before she got to meet her baby boy Kyden.
Melanie Mahoney 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.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Baby Shane Michael Haley, who completed his parents' bucket list before he was even born, has died in his mother's arms.
LETITIA ROWLANDS The Silverton family has heard the phrase "it's a girl" for the first time in four generations.
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