While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.
Out of all the questions asked of mums-to-be, 'Do you know what you're having?' would be right up there in popularity.
There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.
Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.
When your baby’s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.
Not all babies who are born with meconium staining will develop meconium aspiration syndrome, but both must be watched and treated carefully.
In this era of amazing scientific and technological developments, why are there so few pain relief options for birth? And how can we help make the process a little more comfortable for women?
Pregnancy and labour go hand in hand with old wives tales. But while we may be able to dispel old ways to predict the sex of the baby, or labour inducing home therapies, is there any truth to labour being easier the second time round?
A sharp rise in the number of women needing blood transfusions when they give birth is concerning doctors, who are at a loss to explain why more women are experiencing serious bleeding in childbirth.
Most Australian men are present and active at the birth of their children. But amid talk of trauma, not everyone believes this is a good thing ...
While the old adage about having “childbearing hips” isn’t usually a compliment, many women consider it an advantage when it comes to childbirth - but giving birth is never as black and white as saying small women can’t give birth to large babies.
Two-thirds of newborns now appear online within 60 minutes of their birth, usually on Facebook, a new poll shows.
Find out what each stage of labour entails, from dilation of the cervix to meeting your baby, and then through to the afterbirth.