Birth

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Aftermath of traumatic birth

Unconscious when her son was born, Shona was shocked to see 'resuscitation of infant' on her hospital invoice.

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Woman gives birth on plane

A woman and her baby are doing well after an unexpected midair birth in the skies over California.

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British push for homebirths

New guidelines are encouraging British women to give birth at home.

Water birth

Will childbirth kill your sex life?

I was there during the bursting of waters and the 17 hours of probing and searching. I was in and out of showers, sworn at and an assistant in epidurals.

Prenant yoga

Sold on natural birth?

Sex sells, according to conventional wisdom. But when it comes to those with a growing baby bump, sex is a little passé: it's natural birth that sells.

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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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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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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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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.

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.

Caesarean 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.

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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.

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.

Sad woman, depressed, grieving

'I tried to kill my baby'

A few seconds during which Amanda tried to smother her son shaped what was to be a debilitating battle against postnatal depression.

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