The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.
Injuries resulting from vaginal births are surprisingly common - but you wouldn't know it.
Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.
The fear of all medical intervention in childbirth goes beyond justifiable caution. It is plain quackery.
A black and white image of a newborn baby next to his placenta draws attention to the sacred link between the organ and the land.
Damage from vaginal birth is much more widespread than generally assumed.
There is no dispute that we need to clamp and cut the umbilical cord, but there remains controversy over how soon after birth this should occur.
Despite all the work getting nice and fit, hiring our wonderful midwife and planning for a VBAC, I never actually believed it was going to happen.
More pregnant women are being given the option of vaginal birth for breech babies.
Babies born by caesarean section are more vulnerable to asthma, allergies and infection as they miss out on receiving their mothers' good bacteria during birth, a scientist says.