When I fell pregnany I was ecstatic. Then my fear of labour set in. To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement.
Anaesthetist and surgeon censured after woman was in so much pain during a C-section that nurses had to hold down her legs.
My son was a few months old when we first heard the term brachial plexus birth injury and realised he may never gain full function of his arm.
Greer Berry is mulling over who she wants in the room when she's in labour.
Check out which high-profile mums gave birth at home. You might be surprised.
what's in this section?
Thandie Newton found having three home births "normal".
I couldn't imagine running without an iPod to drown out the sound of me dying. Will it work for labour?
I hadn't wanted a hospital birth or medicine; evidentally, I hadn't wanted privacy, either. I had invited a dozen people to the birth party and most of them came.
A month after the birth of her daughter Erin Shetler was having nightmares and flashbacks, unable to stop replaying what happened.
What exactly is involved in a caesarean birth? Here's the low down.
A culture of fear around childbirth is behind the rising rates of caesareans, experts say.
New mothers repeat: Sleepness nights aren't forever. Pumping isn't forever. Nappies aren't forever.
The transition to motherhood is one of the biggest changes a woman can go though. The last thing anyone needs is a lecture about they way they look.
- Discussions on our forums
- Comments on our stories
- Newsletter guides to pregnancy, babies and toddlers
- A personal profile and the chance to connect with other mums
- Newsletter updates from the Essential Mums team
- Competitions and the chance to win great prizes.