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.
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.
Blood from a newborn's umbilical cord was once considered a waste product, but it actually contains potentially life-saving cells.
It's not often you hear the words labour and luxury in the same sentence but for some, a 5-star start to parenthood is exactly what they seek. And with a number of private hospitals now offering packages which include a post-birth stay at a sumptuous first class resort, many mums are choosing to recover in style.
Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.
The average new mother now has several people with her in the delivery room - including her mother-in-law.
The risks of a baby dying or suffering complications during a natural breech birth are "very small", experts say.