From heartbreaking loss to 'pure magic': One mum's journey through three very different birth experiences
In this series we celebrate pregnancy and birth by inviting readers to share the story of their baby's arrival.
Karla Akuhata thought she just had bad period pain.
Kimberley Atkin battled cervical cancer in her 20s and was told it would be difficult for her to conceive.
Sydney mum Angela Jarkey shares her homebirth experience.
It's a milestone Kwek Yu Xuan's parents thought they may never see. Their baby girl has been allowed to come home from hospital for the first time since she was born - 13 months ago.
'It's very surreal, you know you've got this baby inside you and in a few minutes you'll be holding her ... but you have no control over anything'.
"Here I am in the front seat, arched back, feet up on the dashboard feeling like someone is killing me."
'It was so amazing, a unicorn birth. And because he's our last baby, it was such a sweet way to end our baby journey. It was an epic birth'.
"Love our sweet chunky boy."
After delivering her second baby at 30 weeks, Rebecca's third birth was both emotionally and physically intense
'When I hit milestones in the pregnancy with Tennyson, I got quite emotional and it was hard to process that'.
Girl, nine, helps deliver baby sister after mum goes into labour at home: 'Truly miraculous on all levels'
'I just screamed for my daughter to come in. I was like, 'Something's happening, you're going to have to look and tell me what's going on because I don't know'.'