11-year-old delivers baby sister

With the help of ambulance staff who gave detailed instructions, the schoolgirl calmly delivered her baby sister.

Tara Knightly's partner had just left for work so when she went into labour it was up to young Caitlin to deliver the newest member of the family.

Side effects of a traumatic birth

A birth doesn't have to go horribly wrong for one or both parents to be traumatised.

It's supposed to be one of the happiest days, but for some women childbirth can devastate their relationship.

Mums who multitask during labour

Tommitrise Collins

Who says you can't write an exam or hold business meetings while in labour?

Baby on way but exam to sit

New mum Tommitrise Collins with baby Tyler.

One US mum-to-be was having her baby, but it didn't stop her sitting an exam.

'Our precious bubba' video

Tia-Jane McVeigh is home and thriving, despite being one of the most premature babies to survive in New Zealand.

Born at 23 weeks, baby Tia-Jane has pushed the boundaries of medical treatment in this country.

The value of postpartum lie-ins

A traditional lie-in helped alleviate the worries of all the tasks that come with running a home, says Raidah Shah Idil.

What New Zealand mums could learn from the South East Asian pratice of staying indoors for 44 days after childbirth.

One hour to prepare for parenthood

Judy and Jason Brown with their surprise daughter.

At 47 years of age, pregnancy was the last thing on Judy Brown's mind when she started experiencing extreme cramps.

Postnatal depression survey shock findings

Grace Revell (pictured with her husband and daughter) is happy that her long-awaited support for postnatal depression is helping her to smile again.

"I mourned those first six months of motherhood, because it could have – and should have – been so different."

Giving birth to my twins

My wonder girls just after birth.

They say that you might not get the birth you want, but the birth that your babies need. And mine had a bit of drama.

We need to talk about traumatic births

"We need to build bridges between midwives and doctors so we can all work together better for the best interests of the patient."

They can ruin sex-lives and marriages, stop women exercising and even prevent some types of work.

Births that come with beauty benefits

In my medical opinion, we should hold the baby off for a few hours so we can finish your leg wax, pedicure and oxygen facial.

Massages, mani-pedis and makeovers are all on the menu for wealthy Brazilians booking spa-like suites to have their baby.

Boy helps deliver mum's baby

Proud big brother James with his family's new addition.

James Dukes, 11, delivered his new brother while on the phone with paramedics.

How premature is too premature? video

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When she was born a decade ago weighing 650g, little Charlotte Dickson was considered a life on the margins of viability.

My unassisted home birth

Raidah Shah Idil ended up having an unassisted home birth after her labour progressed much quicker than she had expected.

I gave birth in the privacy of my home, but I didn't plan it that way.

Couple shares home birth photos

Priscilla Bochi and her partner, photographer Gustavo Gomes, decided on a home birth after seeing a documentary.

As a photographer, Gustavo Gomes always knew he'd photograph his baby's birth.

Pregnant woman's dolphin midwife

Darina Rosin plans to give birth in the water.

Darina Rosin plans to give birth in the water, accompanied by a dolphin.

Lucy Liu welcomes baby boy

Lucy Liu at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.

Lucy Liu welcomes baby boy

One womb, three generations

Three generations, one womb: the history-making baby with his mum and grandmother.

With his chubby cheeks and wisps of blond hair, this baby boy looks just like any other nine-month-old.

Mum dances her way through labour

Yuki Nishizawa had fun entertaining the nurses in labour.

When the labour pains hit, you know what to do... dance!

The truth about dad's role in the delivery room

Daddy has a role to play in the delivery room.

"I just hope I don't let her down on the big day, when she needs me most..."

Mum lost 9 litres of blood in birth

Mum-of-five Heather Fisher meeting daughter Jasmine for the first time.

Woman who almost died during the traumatic premature birth of her child is finally reunited with her baby.

Blake 'deserves medal' after labour

Actor Ryan Reynolds has come under fire for carrying his daughter, James, incorrectly in this photo.

Ryan Reynolds thinks his wife deserves a medal for her attitude in the delivery room.

Three truths about C-section mums

An expectant mum, ready to go.

I see a certain type of birth held up as ideal, and in my work I capture many that would fit the standard.

When there's a crowd in the delivery room

How many people is too many present at a labour?

About 10 seconds after I informed my mother I'd gone into labour, she and my sister burst in.

Natural breech birth is low risk for babies: study

Common types of breech presentation.

The risks of a baby dying or suffering complications during a natural breech birth are "very small", experts say.

Capturing the joy of adoption

The new parents meet their daughter for the first time.

The joy of a newborn being welcomed into an adoptive family has been captured.

Vaginal surgery isn't about vanity

About one in ten women in Australia will need surgery for prolapse.

About one in ten women will need surgery years after childbirth. But it's not for the reasons you think.

A slice of placenta pizza?

Placenta print from Etsy/PowerfulMamas, placenta pearl pendants and ring from BeyondTheWillowTree, and placenta pizza.

While many discard the placenta without giving it a second thought, there are some other options.

Muslim maternity pants may pose medical risk, fuel body-shaming

The Mamapride trousers include a discreet pouch for birthing.

Sales of maternity trousers that allow Muslim women to cover up while giving birth have surged.

Do antidepressants cause birth defects?

Similar birth registry studies that suggest a causal association between this class of antidepressants and birth defects are also problematic.

No one in the world has greater proscriptions on her behaviour than a pregnant woman in the developed world

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