Birth

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Pregnant

Why I booked a caesarean

When I fell pregnany I was ecstatic. Then my fear of labour set in. To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement.

Nightmare birth scared woman

Anaesthetist and surgeon censured after woman was in so much pain during a C-section that nurses had to hold down her legs.

birth injury

My baby was injured during birth

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

Choosing birth partners

Greer Berry is mulling over who she wants in the room when she's in labour.

Cindy Crawford

Hollywood homebirths

Check out which high-profile mums gave birth at home. You might be surprised.

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How to choose a birth partner

Do you want your privacy when it comes to giving birth or would you be happy to have family or friends in the room?

Thandie Newton

Newton: Home births felt normal

Thandie Newton found having three home births "normal".

Birth plan Greer Berry

Compiling a birth playlist

I couldn't imagine running without an iPod to drown out the sound of me dying. Will it work for labour?

IVF alternatives

How to choose a birth partner

Do you want your privacy when it comes to giving birth or would you be happy to have family or friends in the room?

Labour Katy Chatel

A birth party

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.

Pregnant woman

Birth trauma

A month after the birth of her daughter Erin Shetler was having nightmares and flashbacks, unable to stop replaying what happened.

Caesarean Caesarean

What it's like to have a caesarean

What exactly is involved in a caesarean birth? Here's the low down.

A baby

Dramatic rise in caesareans

A culture of fear around childbirth is behind the rising rates of caesareans, experts say.

Post natal sleep deprivation

When will I feel like myself again?

New mothers repeat: Sleepness nights aren't forever. Pumping isn't forever. Nappies aren't forever.

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Fat shaming mums

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.

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