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Photographer Captures Powerful Images Of His Girlfriend’s Labour
Giving birth is usually a private moment shared between your nearest and dearest, but photographer Gustavo Gomes decided to ignore this and photograph his girlfriend's labour, and it's all for a brilliant cause...
10 Pregnancy Must-Haves To Prepare For Your Royal Arrival
We hope Kate Middleton packed her labour bag! Her little bundle of joy is due any day now. Do you know what you'll need on the big day? If you’re expecting soon and want to ensure you have everything ready-to-go check out this list of the 10 best pregnancy must-haves...
10 Things You Ought To Know About The Lamaze Technique
Forget what you know about Lamaze! It's not just about breathing, birthing balls and overly attentive spouses. The Lamaze technique relies on the mother understanding her body and the process of labour so she can make informed decisions about what she needs during birth...
The Professional, The Chiller Or The Monster: 8 Types of Women We Turn Into When We Give Birth
Doesn't matter if you're having a home birth, natural birth or begging your midwife to give you pain meds, every woman has her own particular style when it comes to giving birth. Some of us have to scream our way through it, some of us like to make bargains with Mother Nature to get by...
Born In The Wild: This New Reality Show Take Natural Birth A Bit Too Far?
We all know a few reality TV shows that can be a little over the top (Jersey Shore, we're looking at you), but this new Lifetime series promises to take things to a whole new level. Based on a viral YouTube video...
15 Not-So-Cute Facts About Giving Birth
Anxiety can spike in the months before women, particularly first-timers, give birth. Labour is one of the most stressful processes the human body goes through. Luckily, Mother Nature recruited the one gender strong enough to withstand this pain and handle all the yucky...
Baby Doesn't Want To Leave His Mum: Newborn Baby Moves Us To Tears
This new born baby was delivered by C-section and doesn't want to leave his mum to get cleaned up. This incredible video shows the special and instant love that a mother and child have. If you're feeling a bit broody, you're probably gonna need some tissues handy...
Real-life labour: 10 unique birth stories
Want to know what labour is really like? Check out these real-life stories.
How to prepare for a new baby: 5 steps to make things easier
There's nothing more precious than the time you'll spend with your first newborn, but you can make those special moments even better by staying organised and preparing for their arrival. Our favourite newborn expert gave us five tips on getting your house, your health and your mind baby-ready...
Vaginal blood loss: Bleeding during pregnancy
Having a baby can be both the most exciting and worrying time of your life. You have so much to look forward to and yet it's easy to get caught up with the things that spell trouble. Up there at number one is probably blood loss, right...
VBAC delivery: All you need to know about Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
Trying for a vaginal birth after having a previous child by cesarean can be a daunting decision to make. If you're considering VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) you'll want to know all the facts: What it is, how to prepare for it, the risks and complications involved and the rewards...
Hypnobirthing: All you need to know
Many women swear by hypnobirthing for a relaxed - even comfortable - birth. What is it, and could it work for you?
Maternity bag: 10 things you didn't know you needed
Close to your due day? Make sure you have everything ready in your Maternity bag with our ultimate check list.
The facts about Caesarean section
Confused by Caesarian sections? Here's everything you could possibly need to know about having the operation.
Contractions: Everything you need to know
If you're pregnant then it's important to know what to expect when it comes to contractions - so here's our essential guide...
Ways to prepare your man for labour
Here's how to make sure your partner has the emotional support to be able to deal with a traumatic labour or emergency caesarian
Your assisted delivery questions answered
Pregnant and worried about what could go wrong in labour? Put your mind at ease about assisted delivery.
Breech delivery: Your questions answered
All of the facts about breech delivery.
Water birth: Is it right for you?
There are lots of reasons to try water birth, we found out some of them and discovered what actually happens.
Early signs of labour: How to know you're giving birth
It's common to get strange feelings throughout your body during pregnancy, so how do you know when you've actually gone into labour?
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