A labour of love
After three Cesareans, I feel my body failed my babies, and not giving birth naturally somehow makes me less of a woman.
As emergency staff worked to help her newborn baby breathe, Kelly Rose's husband heard the word 'dead'.
When Patricia Reesby gave birth in 1963, she was criticised for wanting to delay cutting of the umbilical cord.
Rachel Morgan's joy at having twins turned to devastation when a deadly condition forced her and her husband to make a choice.
When Erin Major-Johnston was told her baby may have heart or brain damage, she would have given everything and anything to help.
When Alex Scott went in to labour with her daughter at just 23 weeks, she was told the baby wouldn't survive
This new mum got a big surprise when her c-section revealed the largest baby the doctor had ever delivered.
After a quick and easy first baby, Zoe Mosley was in for a rough ride for number two - and so was her husband.
Jo Chaney's daughter's birth was the most incredible moments of my life and she doesn't regret having her at home.
Jennifer Growden never planned to have a home birth, but it turned out to be pretty awesome.
At 26 years old, Lucas Lormans found out that no matter how much you plan, you can never be prepared for the day your first baby is born.
I have real sympathy for expectant mothers who suffer through their pregnancy, but I would trade anything to go through it all.
After being more than four weeks overdue, baby Jay rushed into the world and left his mum questioning her midwife's decisions.
Baby Cassi fought hard for her nine weeks of life, and while the heartbreak of her loss will never heal, her mum has hope for a cure.
For her own safety and for the safe arrival of her son, Christine Pollock's first son was born by caesarean section.
Carrey Simons lost her first baby at 19 weeks but, after the terrible heartache, resolved to do what she could to help others.
Hannah Mcsweeny was anxious, nervous, terrified and starting to get a little bit impatient before the arrival of her first baby.
During her on-again, off-again labour, Jenifer Silva learned the waiting wasn't the most painful part.
As Hannah Lane's due date looms, she's hoping her little one arrives sooner rather than later.
Jessica Ranger made sure she knew what to expect when she was expecting her first-born - but there was more.
Katie Andersen had reached her limit when 38 weeks pregnant with twins, but there was a lot more to come.
Two of Bronwyn Mora's three labours brought real drama - her advice: trust yourself.
Rose Fisher's husband had a peculiar question at the end of her fourth birth - the best one she has had.
Ang Bowler had dreams of nesting before giving birth, but her little man wasn't going to wait.
Even though Hannah Maunder's labour didn't go to plan, she would do it all again in a heartbeat.
Baby Isaac's speedy arrival brought much happiness and completed Angela Blundell's family.
No matter what you have to do or go through to get that baby out, it's worth it, writes Monique Couperus.
Kesaia Walker says the smell, sight and feel of her newborn son Monty was "truly intoxicating".
Michelle Raynel rounded off a busy week with a nice, easy five-hour labour to welcome her first daughter into the world.
Baby Tyler wanted a grand entrance into the world and opted for the front seat of the family car, writes Kelly Young.
Sally Rose was so excited when her second pregnancy was confirmed but then gallstones hit.
Eloise McCall would go through her 34-hour labour again to experience the joy of seeing her daughter's face for the first time.
BERNICE VAN GILS
Our little son Leonardo was carried by our dear friend Olivia... and this is the story of when we finally got to meet him.
Becka-Lee Briggs had a long wait, and long labour, before she got to meet baby number four, Lucas.
Baby Blake wasn't in a hurry but his mum, Victoria Norris, was well sick of waiting.
The arrival of Kelly-Jo Sweeney's fourth baby, Anja, was her 'best birth to date' despite some early tension.
Labour was a breeze the third time around for mum of three, Shontae Barrow, whose earlier births were far more traumatic.
After a long, slow-progressing labour, Andrea Lambell pushed through the pain to deliver her first baby.
Nothing could have prepared Joanne Bickley for an unplanned home birth but she wouldn't trade the experience for the world.