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Hitting back at C-section photo critics

Photo of a mom showing the scar that saved her baby’s life goes viral.

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18 things I didn't expect from my c-section

Do you know what to expect before, during and after your c-section? Neither did I.

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Baby born in car

Mom delivers her first son in the car while her husband rushed her to the birthing centre.

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Twins: A natural and C-section birth story

A beautiful birth story that didn't go according to plan but was still perfect for this mom.

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A moment of perfect awe

There’s nothing quite like seeing your baby for the first time.

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Capturing birth stories live on Instagram

Birth photographer posts photos of her client's births in real time on Instagram.

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Watch these animals give birth

WARNING: Graphic images of animals giving birth. Not intended for sensitive viewers.

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Post-birth recovery after a C-section

What to expect after having a Caesarean section birth.

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Beautiful c-section birth story caught on video

Cape Town couple's c-section birth story video goes viral.

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Men experience pregnancy, birth and newborns

"It's the most painful thing in the world."

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Will Kate have induced labour?

Here's what to expect should a doctor choose to induce labour.

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Chemo in pregnancy: Real-life stories

These moms share their difficult stories of cancer treatments during pregnancy.

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A gentle C-section

A C-section doesn't just have to be a cold and impersonal operation.

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These parents can't stop, won't stop making babies

"It's my body, I can grow who I want to."

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Moms share their first thoughts as new parents

Becoming a parent for the first time is a shocking and amazing experience.

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Too posh to push

This mom got a nasty surprise when she announced her planned C-Section on Facebook.

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'Birth of Love'- a commentary

How to go from painful to peaceful natural childbirth at home [VIDEO].

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Surprise! It's not a girl!

New parents film their family's reaction to the discovery that the ultrasound technician made a big mistake.

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Baby born dead comes back to life [WATCH]

Mom and dad’s loving touch restore life to baby after doctors say ‘we’ve lost him’.

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How to recover from vaginal birth

You've made it through pregnancy and birth - now it's time to heal!

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Rare: baby born inside amniotic sac [GRAPHIC]

Baby born with amniotic sac intact, placenta and umbilical wrapped inside.

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Real moms share photos of their post-baby bodies

Scars, stretch marks and everything in between, these moms are celebrating their bodies!

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What to expect when having a C-section

Find out exactly what to expect before, during and after having a caesarean section.

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Photos of newborn babies moments after birth

[WARNING: Graphic content] Beautiful images of newborns shared just moments after being born.

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Home birth gone wrong

Despite many success stories home birth still has a lot of risks.

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Should your father-in-law watch you give birth?

Some things are just too private to share with the whole world.

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FAQs about birth

Dr Martin Puzey, gynaecologist and obstetrician answers questions about birth from epidurals to false labour and more.

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The truth about birth and your vagina

A midwife shares exactly what happens to your lady bits after giving birth to a baby.

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5 unusual birth stories

These crazy birth stories prove that bringing a baby into the world can be quite an adventure.

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Baby born on plane flying over California

This flight landed with one extra unexpected passenger.

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Mom gives birth in long-distance taxi

A rather dramatic turn of events saw a baby being born in a minibus taxi.

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Baby born in the back of a police car

A quick trip to the hospital turned into a back-seat delivery for this mom.

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Mom and daughter give birth on the same day

This mother and daughter had the unique experience of giving birth mere hours apart.

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Baby born from an egg frozen 12 years ago

A Japanese woman successfully gave birth to baby boy using an egg she had frozen over a decade ago.

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Baby infected in birthing pool dies

Infant dies weeks after home birth from Legionnaires’ disease.

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Top 5 birth videos of 2014

WARNING: The following videos contain nudity and graphic footage.

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Real birth stories

From c-sections to natural births, these moms share their birth experiences with us.

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Dad sings Blackbird to his dying newborn son after wife dies

Watch this grieving dad singing a beautiful song to his dying infant son in ICU.

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Natasha's birth story: 'A difficult pregnancy'

A mom shares her journey of her difficult pregnancy and slow birth experiences.

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Natasha's birth story: 'Scary second birth'

A torn placenta and bleeding led to a sad ending to this pregnancy.

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Natasha's birth story: 'The easy first birth'

An easy pregnancy and an uncomplicated birth.

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Mom gives birth to rare set of twins and she had no clue she was pregnant

New mom gets quite the shock after discovering that she's 6 months pregnant with twins.

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Salomé's birth story: 'The day we met the most beautiful little boy'

When your birth plan doesn't work out quite as planned.

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Terry's birth story: 'My twins were born at 26 weeks'

Mom has a natural birth and an emergency c-section when delivering her twin boys.

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Tia's birth story: 'The 15 minute C-section'

A mom shares about her quick C-section birth story.

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Stella's birth story: 'Written by a doula'

This calm and special c-section birth story was written by the couple's doula.

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Zayaan's birth story: 'The day we became a family'

This mother shares her experience with an elective c-section.

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Heather's birth story: 'The birth of PrincessIce'

Heather shares the story of her almost perfect birth.

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Heather's birth story: 'Babyice’s Arrival'

Mom of 2 shares the story of her son's arrival and just how scary natural birth can be.

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How I gave birth in 45 minutes

Shannon shares what happens when you hear the dreaded phrase 'too late for an epidural'.

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Family welcomes girl for the first time in 100 years

This British family has given birth to only boys for over a century.

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Men witness birth for the first time

Birth is a magical experience that can be completely terrifying to watch.

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WATCH: Siblings at a home birth

A beautiful video that shows just how special a home birth can be. [WARNING: Graphic content]

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Wonderful doctor sings to every baby he delivers

This amazing doctor has delivered thousands of babies and he sings to every one of them.

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3 rare multiple birth stories

These amazing birth stories are 1 in a million.

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Dad captures son’s pavement birth on GoPro

Dad's incredible footage of wife's labour and birth in nerve-wracking hospital dash.

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3 amazing breech birth videos

These breech birth videos may help to bring moms-to-be peace of mind.

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Creepiest newborn cuts own umbilical cord

Baby delivers himself and cuts his own umbilical cord in bizarre video.

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Shocked families discover their babies were swapped at birth

Families face shocking conundrum as paternity suit confirms hospital mixed up babies.

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Natural birth sounds video [GRAPHIC]

Watch this amazing natural unmedicated birth video with original sounds.

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Man eats placenta in taco and a smoothie

Which would you eat, afterbirth curry or placenta pizza?

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My experience with epidural and natural birth

Young mother of 4 shares her personal birth stories and experiences.

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Baby mermaid birth confirmed!

3 of the strangest birth hoaxes ever produced.

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Twitter employee live-tweets the birth of her daughter

New mom and Twitter employee, Claire, live-tweets her very eventful labour.

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Baby ‘ejected’ from mom’s womb in crash survives

Witnesses report baby being ejected from mom’s womb during fatal crash.

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YouTube star reacts to his own birth video

What could be more traumatising than watching a birth video? Watching your OWN birth video.

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The most unusual way to make use of an ice box

Young couple from India forced to keep their premature baby in an ice box due to low funds.

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The deadly filth that could be lurking in your birthing pool!

Things you don't think about when relaxed in your birthing pool.

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Stillborn: a tragic dilemma

Giving birth to a stillborn baby and the ethical dilemma of organ donation.

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Baby born with 2 heads as mom is too poor to afford ultrasound

Baby girl born with 2 heads fights for life in Indian hospital as doctors fret for her survival.

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Supplies for a home water birth

Preparing to give birth at home is not as simple as you think.

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Newborn baby shocks medical staff

After an uneventful C-section, this newborn baby did something that nobody expected.

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Live street birth!

Amazing footage of woman giving birth in the middle of bustling New York City.

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Umbilical bungee? [WARNING: GRAPHIC]

Mom gives birth at home unassisted and saves her baby by unwrapping the cord from around his neck.

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Natural orgasmic home water birth [WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO]

Couple’s orgasmic water birth happens before the midwives arrive!

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Brain dead mom gives birth

After being on life support for 6 weeks, Robyn Benson gave birth to her son before passing away

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My birth-shaming experience

How your baby exits your body may lead to some insulting comments.

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Nun's mystery baby

Imagine going to the hospital with a stomach ache and coming out with something completely unexpected...

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Weird celeb placenta tales

Take a look at these celebs who ate their placenta!

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Mom live-tweets home birth

New mom takes to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to record every step of her home birth. (Warning: Explicit images)

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Twins born in different years

An amazing turn of events leaves these twin babies with different birthdays.

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Post-birth selfie rage!

Fitness mom enrages Instagram users with her flat-belly selfie 4 days after giving birth.

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‘My post-baby vagina stress’

A Parent24 reader shares her personal concerns about her post-baby body.

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'My surprise toilet birth'

Denial of pregnancy may lead to a shocking surprise.

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Vaginal triplet birth

WARNING: Graphic video footage! Watch this brave mother give birth to triplets without the aid of drugs.

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Local bus company employee delivers baby

Awesome Golden Arrow clipcard van driver helps deliver a baby in a Cape Town bus terminus!

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Halle Berry welcomes a son with Olivier Martinez

The Oscar winning actress welcomed a beautiful boy into the world this past weekend.

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What birth really costs in South Africa

We asked our readers what their births cost and the answers may shock you.

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Orgasmic birth, river birth videos

Giving birth on camera in unusual circumstances. (Warning: explicit footage).

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Biggest babies in the world

Babies come in many different weights and lengths but these are the biggest babies from around the globe.

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Born naked!

Life begins simply in this unassisted home birth video (Warning: graphic footage).

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Your perfect post-baby body

4th Trimester photography project celebrates REAL post-pregnancy bodies.

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Exciting times ahead for these celebs

These celebs had amazing news and pictures to share with the world this week!

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Advice for having a c-section

Moms who've had c-sections give some advice to those having one for the first time.

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Best breastfeeding videos!

Everything a new mom needs to know about breastfeeding techniques.

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116 hours of labour

The amount of time in labour varies for every woman but for some it's frighteningly long.

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Is birth ‘disgusting’?

2 doctors debate the reality of childbirth.

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Biggest baby in the world?

An American family welcomed a baby girl to their brood and she could be the biggest baby in the world.
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