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What to expect on the big day

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Caesars

Preparing for a delivery by caesarean section

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Vaginal Birth Preparation

Plus vaginal birth after a caesarean section (VBAC)

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Home Birthing

Talk about your plans and experiences of babies born at home

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Your birth stories

Share your precious memories

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Traumatic & Disappointing Birth Experiences

When things don't turn out how you expected

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Your body after baby

All about your recovery and the changes that take place

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