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.
Injuries resulting from vaginal births are surprisingly common - but you wouldn't know it.
"Culturally, we're obsessed with women suffering as much as possible during childbirth," writes Kasey Edwards.
Babies delivered by C-section were 64 per cent more likely to grow up to be obese than were their brothers and sisters delivered vaginally.
The current practice is to use plastic clamps, but some mums are choosing a homemade alternative.
A new mum has shared photos of her caesarean section scar to prove she did not "take the easy way out" when giving birth to her son.
These things do not make you any more or less of a mum, and they do not mean you child will be any less happy.
Expectant mothers in Canberra will soon have the option of giving birth at home as part of the first publicly-funded trial in the ACT.
A childbirth course that dramatically reduced the rate of medical interventions has raised serious questions.
Not sure who to visit for care, and where you should have your baby? Here's a guide.
During a birth debrief, the new mother has an opportunity to talk about her birth experience.
Will a doula try to take over? My baby is being born and I want to be there for the birth.