Birth

Ronan Keating welcomes baby

'We're all bursting with love for the newest member of our family!'

The Irish singer shares a photo of his first squeeze with his son - and it's just the sweetest thing.

Worst time of day to give birth

It turns out it's not the calendar or the clock we should be looking at, it's the timesheet of the doctor delivering the ...

It turns out it's not the calendar or the clock we should be looking at, it's the timesheet of the doctor delivering the baby.

'Traumatic' post pregnancy panic

Baby Chiara was only 5 weeks old when Alice died.

"She was very distressed, she was shouting 'my baby is dead'."

Pole dancing at 9 months pregnant

Helle Carlstedt isn't letting pregnancy hold her back.

When it comes to her pole dancing routine, Helle Carlstedt isn't letting full-term pregnancy hold her back.

Watching my premmie baby fight

This is what it feels like to sit by the bedside of your 26-weeker as you watch them fight for their life.

This is what it feels like to sit by the bedside of your premature baby as you watch them fight for their life.

'Serendipitous' emergency delivery

Naomi Facey with partner Neil Bolton and baby Emilia

The midwife held the unborn baby Emilia safe for 90 minutes. "You just have to do what you have to do."

Aussie celeb's 'horrific' c-section video

'I'd go natural all the way,' says Rebecca Judd, after opening up about her emergency caesarean.

"Mate, it's horrific compared to having a natural delivery. It kills, it absolutely kills."

Silence around childbirth has to end

Women are the ones to suffer, and it is a national disgrace.

OPINION: Women are the ones to suffer, and it is a national disgrace.

Cumberbatch welcomes baby boy

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are said to have become parents for the second time.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are said to have become parents for the second time.

Support network bounces back

Anna Hammond,(left) and Harriet Denham of the Nelson Post Natal Depression Support Network.

After facing closure, an organisation helping Nelson mums with post-natal depression is thriving.

Romeo, Juliet born in same hospital video

Romeo and Juliet were born hours apart.

In a strange coincidence, two mums giving birth in adjoining rooms named their babies after star-crossed lovers.

Eat blueberries to beat baby blues?

Two doses of concentrated blueberry juice helps to prevent oxidation damage to the brain's messenger chemicals

Could the superfood we know as blueberries be any more super? Maybe.

Dad taunted for paternity leave

My reputation needn't have been sullied for wanting to cultivate a lasting bond with our new baby.

"My reputation needn't have been sullied for wanting to cultivate a lasting bond with our new baby."

Free flu jabs in chemists

Pregnant women will be among those able to receive free flu jabs at some local chemists from next month. (FILE)

Pregnant women and those over 65 now have access to flu jabs at local pharmacies.

Mum dances through labour

Amber Bush dancing while six centimetres dilated.

When this US mum went into labour, she knew exactly how she wanted to speed up the birth of baby.

Post-baby photo 'horrified' mum

Ruth Lee, 25, was shocked when her body didn't bounce back as soon as her daughter was born.

"I felt that because my body didn't look like theirs, somehow maybe my worth was less."

'The Salad' to bring on labour

'The Salad' - said to be inducing pregnancies in California for 28 years.

Forget long walks or spicy food - eat this light meal if you want to go into labour.

New test may save lives

Pre-eclampsia is currently one of the leading causes of illness and death in mothers and newborns around the world.

The blood test may predict the onset of pre-eclampsia.

'I believe in fixing my body'

Sophie Cachia tells her followers she's focused on recovery and not on losing weight, following the birth of her ...

Sophie Cachia's refreshing words about her "little tummy" has other mums applauding her honesty.

Mum hand-delivers baby

'Maternal assisted caesareans' involves mums helping to pull out their babies during caesarean sections.

GRAPHIC IMAGE: After one mum read about 'maternal assisted caesareans', she knew that's exactly what she wanted.

The shame of thwarted birth plan

"The loss of the birth I'd imagined felt as acute and traumatic as the one that actually occurred."

"The loss of the birth I'd imagined felt as acute and traumatic as the one that actually occurred."

Katherine Heigl: 'I prefer adoption'

For Katherine Heigl, carrying a child naturally was never a priority.

After her first natural birth, Katherine Heigl tells us why carrying a child naturally was never a priority.

Spice Girl welcomes baby boy

Geri Halliwell with her husband Christian Horner.

You'll never guess what name Ginger Spice has picked for her bundle of joy.

Mum naps through birth

Alice Payne wished she was more present for the birth.

She was out like a light during what could have been the most painful experience of her life.

Celeb's shocking stretch marks

Model Chrissy Teigen and musician husband John Legend.

Chrissy Teigen's always been refreshingly real when it comes to motherhood, but this photo may surprise you.

I carried terminal baby to fullterm

Abbey Ahearn with baby Annie.

Mum found out her baby would likely die after birth. But she wanted her short life to help others.

Dancer's post-baby body pics

Peta Murgatroyd's honest Instagram photo.

Compared to other celeb post-partum bodies, this may not be what you expect.

Hospital sued after disaster birth

Baby Alicia was born healthy at at Latrobe Regional Hospital in Australia.

Baby Alicia will never know her mum, after everything went wrong in the Aussie woman's fourth delivery.

Holiday babies keep coming

Bella Han with baby Kane Haycock, the first Marlborough baby of 2017.

Midwives are starting to think something was going on in Marlborough nine months ago.

Surprise baby immensely loved

Invercargill man Sam Ashworth became a father overnight to a child he, and his ex-girlfriend Emily Taane, did not know ...

Just as he turned 21, Sam Ashworth became a father to a child neither parent knew existed.

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