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Fear of childbirth

It’s normal for women to experience fear before they give birth — but there are things you can do to help manage this. Read this if you’re feeling distressed.

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What happens to your body in childbirth

During childbirth, your body's hormones, ligaments and muscles, as well as the shape of your pelvis, all work together to bring your baby safely into the world.

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Understanding your choices in childbirth - podcast

Listen to Dianne Zalitis, midwife and Clinical Lead at Pregnancy, Birth and Baby, talk to Feed Play Love with Shevonne Hunt about your choices for having a baby.

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What does a birth doula do?

A doula is a non-medical companion who assists a pregnant woman before, during and after childbirth. They provide support and advocacy.

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Bladder weakness after birth

Leaking urine after childbirth is very common. It can be embarrassing and inconvenient, but there are ways to improve bladder weakness.

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Anatomy of pregnancy and birth - perineum and pelvic floor

The perineum – the skin between the vagina and anus - stretches during childbirth and can sometimes tear. Learn here how to prepare the perineum for the birth.

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Labour complications

Even if you’re healthy and well prepared for childbirth, there’s always a chance of unexpected problems. Learn more about labour complications.

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Birth trauma (emotional)

Birth trauma affects many women. But there are ways to reduce your risk of an emotionally traumatic childbirth, while support and treatment are available if you experience symptoms.

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Maternity services in rural Western Australia

Find out what maternity services are available in rural or remote Western Australia

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What is freebirth?

Freebirth is when a woman chooses to birth her baby without medical or midwifery assistance, but this greater independence comes with some risks.

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