Looking for the best resources and advice on all you need to prepare for birth? Read about making a birth plan, labour signs, when to go to hospital, the three stages of labour, pain relief options, and what childbirth really feels like.

Your amazing placenta

Often called the “least understood organ”, your placenta is actually pretty incredible. Bet you didn’t know these 10 interesting facts, says Erin Harrison.

Am I in labour?

How will you know when you’re really in labour? Here are some signs to watch out for.

Reality check

Are you afraid you won’t make it to hospital on time? Worried you can’t handle the pain? What about (the horror!) pooing on the delivery table? Here are some common labour fears and how to handle them.

Dad’s delivery-day duties

While mums are undoubtedly the stars of the show when a baby is on the way, dads-to-be are integral to labour and birth. Not only do they provide support to labouring mums, they also serve as advocates.

Labour prep: Get ready for a stress-less birth

If it’s your first time giving birth, or you’ve been there, done that, you may feel fairly freaked out by the idea of giving birth. How DOES a whole baby fit through there? Here are some ways to get on top of the fear ahead of time and have a stress-free labour.

What to do (and not do) during labour

This one’s for your birth companion – anyone whom you’re planning to have in the delivery room while you’re in labour and giving birth needs to read it.

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