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Becoming a dad: A long labour has its challenges for dads too – Leroy’s...

(2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)
With the home birthing space all set up and ready to go, Leroy finds himself playing that familiar game of waiting that so many expecting fathers seem to experience. Little did Leroy know that...

Becoming a dad: Tim learns what to expect on the big day – Tim’s...

(3 votes, average: 3.33 out of 5)
Now that Tim has been to the classes and has some idea of what to expect he is feeling a lot more comfortable. All he has to do now is play the waiting game....
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Natural birth

(7 votes, average: 3.71 out of 5)
A completely natural and drug free vaginal birth is one that does not include any type of pain relieving drugs such as pethidine, gas or epidural. For some expectant mothers the thought of a drug...
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Packing for hospital: Things Mum will need during labour and after childbirth

(5 votes, average: 4.20 out of 5)
What to pack for hospital? How do you make sure you don’t forget something important? If you’ve ever packed a holiday bag you know that no matter how well you plan, you’ll probably realise something’s...
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Birth: Tania’s bundle of joy

(5 votes, average: 4.20 out of 5)
For women planning a pregnancy or considering having children in the future, it's always good to hear about the experiences of other women to get an idea of what you may be in for....
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Birth: Katie’s experience with caesarean birth

(8 votes, average: 4.38 out of 5)
Being told you will have to receive an emergency caesarean, or even a planned caesarean, can be very daunting. If this is what you're facing, or if you're worried about your upcoming labour, fear...
Pregnant woman on back

Signs of labour

(10 votes, average: 4.20 out of 5)
You've been pregnant for 37 weeks now. You're probably thinking that the bump on your belly can't possibly get any bigger and feeling just a little bit concerned about when you'll go into labour... And...
Woman on back giving birth

Delivery positions

(7 votes, average: 4.43 out of 5)
In the movies, we usually only ever see women giving birth on their back ... and then a baby pops out, completely clean and without looking like a raisin. So we can assume movies...
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