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.
Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.
WaterAid has photographed the contents of the maternity bags of expectant mothers around the world.
A British couple who served up a placenta based pizza and cocktail described the results as "lovely".
Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.
A mother has spoken about her shock at doctors performing an emergency caesarean on her after she had already given birth.
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.