You're pregnant and considering your birthing options in Australia. So what exactly are they and will your right to choose be supported?
Australian midwives are latching on to the ancient Chinese technique of
acupressure to assist women through pregnancy, birth and postnatally.
Is it possible to have a completely natural, pain-free birth? Follow these three simple steps on how to achieve just that - a natural, pain-free birth.
Osteopathy, naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine ... Find out what these complementary therapies can do for you.
The medicalisation of birth has resulted in many women losing confidence in their ability to give birth without intervention.
What is a doula? We explain the difference between a doula and a midwife and explain what a doula can do for you when you are in labour.
Twins? Triplets, quads or even more ...! The news you're expecting multiples is usually quite a shock. Here are some tips on what to expect.
Increasing numbers of women are choosing home birth when they find out how much more in control women feel when they birth at home.
You've probably thought about the nursery, the pram and carseat. But have you thought about what to do with your baby's umbilical cord?
As qualified medical carers, your midwife can take you from pre-pregnancy through to early parenting help and support.
Perineal tears and episiotomy often occur with first-time deliveries, but the risk can be reduced by preparing the perineum. Find out how ...
Could having your older child at the birth of your next baby be a wondrous event or a seriously bad idea?
What are the realities of a caesarean? And how can mothers take a more active role in how their caesareans are performed?
Print off our handy birth plan template - an easy to use print-out that prompts and records your preferences for labour and birth so nothing is forgotten.
If you thought writing a birth plan
was a waste of time, think again. A birth plan connects the mother-to-be and her
obstetrician, midwives and caregivers.
So what actually happens during labour? Here we explain the stages of labour and how your body works to deliver your baby ...
How can you make your labour shorter and easier? Well,
the way you sit, work and even the way you travel, all have an
important part to play in your labour.
The Maternity Coalition shares how their organisation is working towards improving pregnancy, birth and postnatal services for women all over Australia.
Learn about the cocktail of hormones that guide your body through labour and birth and how they help you understand and manage labour pain.
Whether this is your first pregnancy or fourth, chances are you feel butterflies as well as a kicking baby
in your tummy. We help you to beat those birth fears.