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 surprises? Well, I can certainly laugh about them now! Here are a few of the things no one warned me could happen in labour and birth.
These videos of babies being born via gentle caesareans will blow you away.
It's the post-birth hack many mums have known about forever. Now one dad's post about the importance of frozen condoms is attracting attention.
Researchers have long tried to discover the best and worst days and times to give birth. But perhaps they've been asking the wrong questions.
There are many things Rebecca Judd loves, caesarean sections are not one of them.
US mum, Natalie, had a hunch that her baby was going to be a little on the larger side - but not this large!
A new life is brought gently into the world with tender and expert hands.
They might think they are just there to hold your hand, but experts say a woman's partner can actually make a difference to the level of pain felt during labour.
Most would agree that a c-section isn't the way we want our babies to enter this world but sometimes we don't get to choose.
A leading Sydney doctor says the push for natural childbirth is endangering women and babies.
A survey of maternity patients at NSW public hospitals suggests midwife-led care is crucial to a good experience.