Birth

When your partner misses the birth

There are lots of ways dads can be involved in newborn care if they missed out on the big moment.

No-one wants their partner to miss the baby’s birth, but it can happen. Here’s how to handle it.

Childbirth videos? No thanks

When it comes to giving birth, the line between being informed and creating unnecessary anxiety is a fine and very personal one.

Not keen to watch graphic birthing videos to prepare for labour? You shouldn't have to.

Bridesmaids star welcomes first baby

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale have been dating for three years and now have a baby boy.

Australian actress Rose Byrne and her partner Bobby Cannavale add son named Rocco to their family.

Baby name backflip by DIA

Breakers star Tai Wesley with wife Chyna and son Major.

Breakers import Tai Wesley fought back after authorities tried to reject his son's name.

Mum gives birth to healthy quins

Kim Tucci has delivered her quintuplets safely.

Family of five becomes family of 10 as Australian mum welcomes four daughters and a son within minutes.

The struggle to carry five babies

Kim Tucci is expecting quintuplets.

Perth mum expecting quintuplets has to eat 6000 calories a day and go to the toilet 12 times a night.

What 24 hours after birth looks like

Thousands of women have been inspired by this America midwife's honest post-birth selfie.

"My body feels like it ran a marathon," says new mum who shared a brave photo of her post-birth body.

Kiwi woman twerks through labour

Amber Renee Murphy

This mum-to-be may have been in the birthing suite, but she's still got "moves like Beyonce".

New dad tweets story of home birth

Noemi Rogers was delivered by her dad at home on Jan 2, 2016.

After delivering his own baby girl at home, a first-time dad captivates Twitter with the epic story.

Vagina speaker plays tunes to foetus

Baby can you hear me?

A speaker designed to be inserted inside pregnant women is taking pre-natal care to a whole new level. 

Baby girl for Christmas

A Christmas bundle of joy arrived for the Gellatly family with Jessica Iris the first baby born in Wellington on Christmas morning.

Santa decided on a little surprise for the Gellatly family - a Christmas baby.

Baby-delivering cop praises mum video

Constable James Collins turned midwife when he helped deliver a baby on the side of Botany Road.

Bringing a baby into the world on the side of an Auckland street was all in a night's work for a heroic police officer.

How to deal with fear of childbirth

For some women, the thought of childbirth and labour is nothing short of petrifying.

It's called tocophobia, and it's often to blame for the rise in elective C-sections.

11-year-old helps to deliver baby sister

With the help of ambulance staff who gave detailed instructions, an 11-year-old schoolgirl calmly delivered her baby sister.

Schoolgirl delivers newest member of her family after mum suddenly goes into labour - and is back in class hours later.

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

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