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.
British singer-turned-TV star Myleene Klass became a mother for the second time on Friday, welcoming a little girl named Hero.
Fathers now regularly attend the births of their children, but their presence isn't always welcome.
A very-pregnant Miranda Kerr has fronted a new video campaign to raise awareness of fistula, a birth complication which can spell death developing countries.
Regardless of whether you deliver vaginally or by Caesarean section, all mothers will experience certain symptoms as they recover from giving birth.
A dad spills on what childbirth is really like - for men.
Terrified by memories of her sister giving birth, Chantal Stravens learned hypnosis so she could stay calm during her own labour.
One in three pregnant women in NSW has her labour induced - a rise of at least 15 per cent in the past 10 years - with almost half of inductions done without a medical reason.
Hippie claptrap aside, childbirth is far more agony than ecstasy says Avril Moore.
The days of grabbing your keys, mobile and wallet and heading out the door are soon to be over, and it all starts with the birth! Here is a comprehensive checklist devised by Essential Baby members to help you with your first step on the journey of parenthood!