Everybody wants to know how long labour will last. The answer is maybe around 20 hours. But it can be shorter. Or longer.
Caesarean sections, or c-sections, can either be planned or carried out as an emergency procedure when a delivery doesn't go as planned.
It's never too early to prepare for the birth.
How do you know if it's started? There's a sure sign; regular contractions. When the contractions get as frequent as three in ten minutes, it could be time to go.
It's happening! Grab your bags and head to the hospital. Here is what will happen when you get there.
The space is narrow and it can take time. So how does the baby experience delivery? Very little is known about this, but what we do know is it's a tough journey.
It's not very common for babies to be born prematurely. But if they are, a premature baby gets the very best care and has very good prospects for the future.
It's not hard to become the best birth coach ever. Start by reading this article and you're almost there.
Chances are the only thing you know about childbirth is that it hurts. And that's enough to scare anybody. One way of dealing with your worry is by getting informed.
If your baby is in a breech position, your doctor will try to turn them around. But there are also things you can try at home.
Whether it's a planned or an emergency caesarean, the procedure and the outcome are the same. You'll have a 15-cm-long scar along your bikini line and your baby in your arms.
It's over. The birth is over. Your baby is lying in your arms and you're probably counting his or her fingers and toes, examining your precious bundle from head to toe. Congratulations, you're now a mother.