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During coronavirus hospital surge, a midwife recommends home birth

During a pandemic it soon becomes apparent what a bad idea it is to have healthy women and newborns in the same places and spaces as those who are unwell, and increasingly so as more get infected.

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'Childbirth shouldn't be determined by insurance cover' says local Right to Birth movement

"In a case where delivery goes wrong, an obstetrician, who has an unlimited risk insurance cover, is more likely to be sued than a midwife."

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'My baby is coming out!': What to do in an emergency birth situation

"Childbirth is a normal occurrence and in the majority of cases will progress uncomplicated; however, the experience remains daunting to the mother to be."

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Woman asking the internet whether choosing her life over her unborn child's is wrong receives some surprising answers

"My friends were disgusted with my thinking and said that I was an asshole to my husband in asking him to basically kill his baby "

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'He felt very important and was very protective of her': Mom shares how her son helped birth his baby sister

"Never ever has my son expressed that it traumatised him or was in any way a negative experience for him. He has told me he remembers it all and wouldn't do it any differently if he had a choice."

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Four-year-old helps mum deliver baby brother in living room

A proud mom shared the magical moment her four-year-old daughter helped deliver her baby brother during a home birth.

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IN PICS: How to answer "Is the baby here yet?"

If you're pregnancy goes to term, or perhaps even over, you'll be hearing this (increasingly annoying) question from all side several times a day.

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'The triplets are here!': Chantelle Whittles of A-Bundlely Blessed Diaries shares her birth story

"By God's grace, this journey has been so smooth and fulfilling." Chantelle Whittles shares what it was like bringing her three healthy babies into the world.

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Miracle twins born 15 weeks premature mark first birthday after stronger baby saved brother's life with a cuddle

Dylan and Deiniol Zimunya were born at just 25 weeks’ gestation last year weighing 2lbs and 1lbs 9oz

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WATCH: Graphic moment woman gives birth alone in jail cell - 'Nobody cared'

Despite alerting staff of her contractions in the early hours, Diana Sanchez was left without medical treatment or pain relief for 5 hours, and was taken to hospital only 30 minutes after her son was born.

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PICS: '4 years, 7 attempts, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots' produce a precious rainbow baby

A rainbow signifies a lot of things to different people, to most it means new beginnings, and this is because the rainbow appears when the sun pushes through the clouds after heavy rainstorms.

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Almost twin-possible! Mom with two consecutive sets of twins shares her story

Mom with two consecutive sets of twins says her one in 700,000 family makes her luckier than a lottery winner.

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Mom of eight shares her transformative birth experiences at a government hospital

Mom of eight, Claire Brauer, talked to Parent24 about her experience at Groote Schuur government hospital.

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'I was told to terminate': Mom shares incredible story of miracle baby

Mum advised to terminate her baby after waters broke at 16 weeks - but she survived! Read her amazing story.

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WATCH: I had a baby in prison

Watch Jessica Kent detail her experience giving birth in prison.

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'Definitely not the easy way out!' - One reader shares how she came to respect the Caesarian after a traumatic birth experience

At 37 weeks, I had to deliver my son via C-section! I was mortified! This was not the birthing plan I had intended to experience. I felt like a failure, a real big loser that I had not gone natural!"

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'My mother would have died during labour': A reader asks Caesarean critics not to judge

"It is unfair to place your expectations on another. We must remember that there are women who can't give natural birth, even if they wanted to."

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Right to Birth Movement launches in Cape Town

Right to Birth SA was started with the aim to ensure that women are empowered in the knowledge that they have a choice of how and with whom they birth.

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Did you know you can donate your placenta to science?

One placenta also provides thousands of doses, so just one donated organ can go a long way.

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Shay Mitchell's boyfriend doesn't want an epidural — Sorry, but who's giving birth?

If Matte Babel was trolling us with his statements, he certainly got trolled right back by the internet.

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Is birth by Caesarean ‘unnatural’?

For some, vaginal birth is the only way.

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Woman gives birth to twins born 11 weeks apart

In an extremely rare case, a 29-year-old woman in Kazakhstan, Central Asia gave birth to twins who were born almost three months apart.

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Birth videos: Beautiful natural birth videos

These women gave birth naturally, on video. Share in their beautiful experiences (Warning: explicit footage).

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VBAC: a mom's story

"I did it": A mom’s story about her vaginal birth after caesarean
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