Midwife Anne Richley sheds some light on what labour contractions do and how they feel.
While there is no way to guarantee that you won’t experience some degree of tearing during birth, there are a
This common bacteria that many moms carry can place their newborn in danger. Here’s what you need to know. By
So you're past your due date and ready and waiting to have your bundle of joy in your arms. Here's
Registered midwife Pippa Hime answers some common questions about the safety of a water birth.
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These tried-and-tested methods could help to make your natural birth experience more fulfilling.
Believe it or not, but orgasms during birth are real, according to several studies. Here’s what you need to know.
Labour is over and you’ve finally pushed your baby out of your birth canal and into your arms. All that’s
These 11 labour positions can ensure less pain in labour and improve your coping ability.
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Many women find that a midwife can offer an intimate and nurturing birth experience. These tips will help you choose
There are plenty of misconceptions about giving birth underwater. We asked registered midwife, Andrea Klinkenberg to dispel some of the
Many women who choose a drug-free labour say that it’s empowering. We look at the benefits. By Francoise Gallet
Squatting allows gravity to aid labour, and opens the pelvis for baby to move into the birth canal. Here's what
Giving birth can – and should – be a woman’s most precious and cherished memory. The support of a midwife
Here are some tips for a successful natural birth. By Licia Selepe
Having dad in the delivery room can be very comforting and encouraging during labour. Here’s how you can support your
Many moms are turning to natural methods to help them relax and relieve the pain during birth. Georgina Guedes explores
Labour is different for every woman, but the steps leading up to the big event are similar. Here’s what you
Is a rub down during labour really an effective pain reliever? Lucy Meyer investigates…
Jude Polack from Genesis Clinic, answers your pressing questions about perineal tearing.
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There’s no set rule that requires you to lie on your back during natural birth. Midwife Xoli Makabane offers advice