"It wasn't painful. I didn't even feel the 'ring of fire'. It was crazy. It was beautiful."
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.
"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."
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.
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For me, there was only one birth option that would help keep my physical and mental wellbeing intact.
With one hand still on the steering wheel, friend helps deliver baby born in front seat.
A US woman gave birth on a sled her husband had used to pull her through snow storm to their car.
When Catherine Hamlin arrived in Ethiopia to train midwives, she'd never seen an obstetric fistula case. They became her life's work.
"It's scary enough having a baby without the ground shaking," says mum after unforgettable arrival.
'Rebirthing' ceremonies are helping women who were disappointed with childbirth to get the experience they hoped for.
OPINION: An obstetrician gynaecologist hits out at a mum for 'sanitising' her homebirth experience on social media.
This mum Instagrammed, tweeted and Facebooked her home birth.
A new mum is crediting her onesie pyjamas for saving her newborn's life.
A Blenheim mother had her Christmas wish fulfilled when her son was born at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim on Christmas night.
Locked doors at hospital had one mum-to-be fearing she would give birth by a rubbish bin.
Controversial 'crossfit mum' Lea-Ann Ellison has had a healthy baby boy in a natural homebirth.
I really want to focus on the baby. But birth is so damn distracting. It's just looming there, at the end of pregnancy, like this massive Mount Doom.
Not only did this mum not know she was pregnant, but her partner slept through her giving birth on the bathroom floor.
Emily, the swearing robot, gives birth to a toy baby as a training aid in maternity wards.
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