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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 for more information.

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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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Sepsis during pregnancy and after childbirth

Sepsis is a life-threatening response that your body has to infection. Sepsis in pregnancy or after childbirth is a medical emergency.

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What is freebirth?

Freebirth is when you choose to have your baby without medical or midwifery assistance. This greater independence comes with some risks.

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Home birth

Speak to your health professional if you’re considering a homebirth. If you are healthy and your pregnancy is low risk, you may have options.

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Choosing where to give birth

Advice on choosing where to give birth, including a midwifery unit or birth centre, hospital or at home, and what to expect from private and public care.

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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

Read about your pelvic floor, including your perineum, which lies across the bottom of your pelvis and can be damaged during pregnancy and childbirth.

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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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