How would you feel about having a male midwife assist your baby's birth? For a growing number of mums, the idea is a reality - and the experts all agree that it's something that should be encouraged.
With proper medical attention, water birth is a legitimate and safe way for women to give birth and can help manage pain in labour.
Women may soon be able to use a nasal spray for pain relief during childbirth following successful trials by an Australian midwifery researcher.
Fewer than 8 per cent of babies born in the United States meet the medical definition of a large baby - but mothers aren't told that.
Losing my daughter after a highly traumatic hospital birth left me open to anything that might result in a different outcome.
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.
Thinking about pain relief options in labour? It's worth considering TENS, says a mum of three.
The determination of three US nurses to provide immediate skin to skin contact to mothers delivering their babies by caesarean section has led to the invention of a unique surgical drape.
Damage from vaginal birth is much more widespread than generally assumed.
An Australian study has found that caesarean section delivery is not linked to a higher risk of health problems during childhood.
Am I a home birth advocate? No. I am an advocate for women choosing the birth they want.
In Brazil, more women are having caesareans - but one couple hopes to help change that with a new series of photos.
One woman has an interesting idea of what a midwife should do.