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.
It's supposed to be one of the happiest days, but for some women childbirth can devastate their relationship.
Who says you can't write an exam or hold business meetings while in labour?
One US mum-to-be was having her baby, but it didn't stop her sitting an exam.
Born at 23 weeks, baby Tia-Jane has pushed the boundaries of medical treatment in this country.
What New Zealand mums could learn from the South East Asian pratice of staying indoors for 44 days after childbirth.
At 47 years of age, pregnancy was the last thing on Judy Brown's mind when she started experiencing extreme cramps.
"I mourned those first six months of motherhood, because it could have – and should have – been so different."
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.
They can ruin sex-lives and marriages, stop women exercising and even prevent some types of work.
Massages, mani-pedis and makeovers are all on the menu for wealthy Brazilians booking spa-like suites to have their baby.
James Dukes, 11, delivered his new brother while on the phone with paramedics.
When she was born a decade ago weighing 650g, little Charlotte Dickson was considered a life on the margins of viability.
I gave birth in the privacy of my home, but I didn't plan it that way.
As a photographer, Gustavo Gomes always knew he'd photograph his baby's birth.
Darina Rosin plans to give birth in the water, accompanied by a dolphin.
Lucy Liu welcomes baby boy
With his chubby cheeks and wisps of blond hair, this baby boy looks just like any other nine-month-old.
When the labour pains hit, you know what to do... dance!
"I just hope I don't let her down on the big day, when she needs me most..."
Woman who almost died during the traumatic premature birth of her child is finally reunited with her baby.
Ryan Reynolds thinks his wife deserves a medal for her attitude in the delivery room.
I see a certain type of birth held up as ideal, and in my work I capture many that would fit the standard.
About 10 seconds after I informed my mother I'd gone into labour, she and my sister burst in.
The risks of a baby dying or suffering complications during a natural breech birth are "very small", experts say.
The joy of a newborn being welcomed into an adoptive family has been captured.
About one in ten women will need surgery years after childbirth. But it's not for the reasons you think.
While many discard the placenta without giving it a second thought, there are some other options.
Sales of maternity trousers that allow Muslim women to cover up while giving birth have surged.
No one in the world has greater proscriptions on her behaviour than a pregnant woman in the developed world