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.
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.
I realised labour is more like strength training than I ever knew. And your coaching team has a lot to do with how empowering the experience is for you.
We've shared stories of gentle caesareans before, but a new video shows a new option called a 'natural caesarean'.
As I lay on the hospital bed, fully dilated and numb from the waist down, I heard the words I was dreading.
Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.
Hypnobirthing most certainly isn't about clucking like a chicken with Daryl Somers in front of a room full of gullible idiots.
The fear of all medical intervention in childbirth goes beyond justifiable caution. It is plain quackery.
The hospital maternity reception is full of expecting parents like my husband and me, waiting for the birth unit tour to start.
The incredible images show a father helping his wife deliver twins at home in their bathtub.