Birth

    • Am I in labour?

      12:00PM, Apr 17th

      Is that niggling pain a contraction or just backache? Oops, there’s another one! Here’s how to tell if this is the day when you’ll finally get to meet your baby.

    • When you’re pregnant, there's advice everywhere you turn, but what about those tricky, slightly icky or just plain wacky questions you’re dying to ask? Luckily, the motherandbaby.com.au team of experts can answer them all…

    • FAQs for labour and birth

      12:00AM, Jun 29th

      Does birth really have to hurt? Will my waters break in the supermarket? And what's Queen Victoria got to do with it all? We answer these questions and many more.

    • You’re exhausted, you have a new baby to look after and you’re on your own in a strange room.

    • Royal birth plan revealed

      12:00AM, Jun 4th

      The Duchess of Cambridge’s unorthodox birth plan is set to make history in more ways than one as she looks into ‘pain-free’ birthing techniques

    • You’ve been to the antenatal classes and read all the books, but there are some secrets you won’t discover until the big day. Here are seven birth surprises you need to know about.

    • One of the most common worries women have when it comes to pregnancy is the fear of pain during childbirth. Hypnobirthing can help you overcome the fear and anxiety surrounding the birth.

    • To make your life easier for when your bub makes her grand entrance, here’s a list on what you will need in your labour bag

    • Baby born in NSW floods

      12:00AM, Feb 26th

      A mother had an unexpected homebirth yesterday after her isolated property was surrounded by floodwater at Palmvale, just south of Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales.

    • With the baby bonus set to drop by $2000 in mid-2013, there are fears that mums will pressure their doctors for an early delivery to collect the higher payout.

    • Australian women giving birth in private hospitals are 20 percent more likely to undergo medical interventions such as caesareans than mums who give birth in public hospitals.

    • Is she getting enough? How long should it take? Can I get pregnant? Read these nursing facts below and you’ll discover the answers to your niggling questions

    • Winter and cold weather is not the best combination for your baby’s’ skin, and if you add warm, drying heaters to the mix, it’s no wonder winter often leads to chapping and dry skin. Here are some tips to help keep your baby’s skin in great condition.

    • Once your little bundle of joy arrives, life as you know it will be turned upside down. Get set for the busy days ahead with our list of things to do before the birth.

 
 
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