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 use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.
A new mum angered by people suggesting women who deliver their babies via caesarean section have not "given birth" has challenged that misconception by sharing a photograph of her scar.
A leading obstetrician has warned the ACT's first publicly-funded home birth trial will put women and unborn children at risk.
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.