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Dads experience labour pains

A Chinese hospital is hooking dads-to-be up to electric shock machines to give them a taste of labour pains.

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The million dollar baby

A Canadian couple have been hit with a $1.2m medical bill after their daughter was prematurely born during a trip to the US.

Greer Berry

The birth experience

Labour is basically one of the biggest dice throws of life, and you really don't know what you're going to get.

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Kids in the labour room

Thinking about having your kids at the birth of your baby? Here are some things to consider.

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Sharing birth stories

I didn't anticipate the need to share the details of giving birth, but the need to share is as overwhelming as the need to push.

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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.

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When to ask for an epidural

When to start epidural pain relief during labour and delivery should be up to the mother, researchers say.

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In-laws in the labour room

Apparently one in five women want their mother-in-law in the delivery room when they give birth. Are you one of them?

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Choosing birth partners

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

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When to ask for an epidural

When to start epidural pain relief during labour and delivery should be up to the mother, researchers say.

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In-laws in the labour room

Apparently one in five women want their mother-in-law in the delivery room when they give birth. Are you one of them?

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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.

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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.

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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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Looking after yourself as a new mum

Coffee and snacks aren't enough to see you through the hazy newborn days. Check out these easy tips on how to fuel your body properly.

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