A common perception is that a woman's body will know what to do in a second labour making it easier than the first time.
Postnatal depression could be predicted by monitoring a woman's Twitter feed, computer scientists say.
"You can't print our real names because people would be shocked. But when our second child is born I'm not going to be there."
New mum going to hospital after giving birth tells partner she's going to die. Six hours later she did.
"It wasn't painful. I didn't even feel the 'ring of fire'. It was crazy. It was beautiful."
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This week, a nervous pregnant woman wants to find a midwife who won't judge her pain relief choices.
By today's standard's, I'm crap at giving birth. Firstly, I was induced. Secondly, I had an epidural and, thirdly, I had an emergency C-section.
Who do you want with you when you give birth - just your partner or a bigger support team?
Is it really possible to prepare for the big day or is having a birth plan setting yourself up for disappointment?
A first-time mother gave birth during a police chase after her partner skipped a red light while rushing to get her to hospital.
I struggled with depression after the caesarean birth of my first child, so wanted to try a VBAC for my second.
For me, there was only one birth option that would help keep my physical and mental wellbeing intact.
'I didn't think you were the type to have an elective caesarean,' said an acquaintance when I told her of my plans.
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