It turns out your cervix can be "unfavourable" or "incompetent". And woe betide if you "fail to progress".
'What if I told you that vaginal birth was as good as an orgasm?'
Most Kiwi women have their babies in a hospital, but there are also other options.
Tired of people saying she didn't "actually give birth", a new mum shares the brutal truth about her c-section experience.
They feared they'd never get to be parents. Now they're home with newborn triplets.
Queenstown parents of a premature baby say there should be facilities for critical birth situations closer than a three hour drive.
Little Lucy wasn't due on August 16, but her sudden arrival on both her parents' birthdays made the day extra sweet.
Bethanie Millar didn't believe in miracles - until baby Evelie was born.
US mum sues hospital after "power struggle" with nurses during delivery leaves her with a serious injury.
Musician Jesse Blaze Snider posted a birth announcement with a difference.
Blake Lively urged women not to feel pressured to lose weight after pregnancy.
Amazing footage shows UK woman delivering baby just seconds after walking through hospital doors.
Super-fit mum pole dances while in labour. Yes, pole dances. Must-see video
A UK hairdresser didn't know she was pregnant until her water broke - and she delivered the baby herself.
Pregnancy and the birth process are best managed in a state of oblivion.
Graphic image: The video of the 'gentle caesarean' has been viewed more than 2.4 million times.
This writer offers the Rolling Stones singer his dad-to-dad advice. Hilarious!
A collection of emotional mum's-eye-view pictures capture the moments as she gives birth to her daughter.
These identical twins delivered their babies at the same time, on the same day, in different cities.
New research suggests it can damage sperm's DNA, potentially increasing the risk of birth defects.
Pilots declared an emergency and diverted to London's Heathrow Airport after a woman went into labour.
Russian model announces birth of "beautiful" baby with cute snap on social media.
This is possibly the cutest example ever of a child being their parent's mini-me.
Mums can now choose a procedure that allows the baby to partly emerge by itself.
US parents share the birth of their son with the world – by livestreaming the entire event on Facebook.
Dad turns midwife after call to emergency services puts him through to his cousin.
My emergency caesarean made me feel like a failure as a mother for being "unable" to deliver my child naturally.
"I gained a lot of weight and I have a lot to lose," says star as she shows off kid-sized meals.
Motherhood took Molly Jacob James to a very dark place. She was saved by an unexpected friend.
There was no morning sickness, no back pain, no bump... so this 22-year-old was stunned to suddenly give birth in her bathroom.