Vaginal & caesarean birth articles
After baby is born: what to expect in the first hours
After baby is born: what to expect in the first hours
Finally your baby is here! Knowing what to expect in the first hours after baby is born can make it easier for you to start getting to know your newborn.
Birth Choices: your guide to pregnancy and birth care
Birth Choices: your guide to pregnancy and birth care
Pregnant? Not sure who you want to look after you or where to have your baby? Our Birth Choices guide to pregnancy and birth care makes decisions easy.
Birth: vaginal birth and caesarean birth
Birth: vaginal birth and caesarean birth
Here’s everything you need to know about vaginal birth and caesarean birth to help you compare benefits and problems of different kinds of childbirth.
Recovery after caesarean: first six weeks
Recovery after caesarean: first six weeks
This is your guide to caesarean recovery, with tips for wound care, pain relief, practical help and physical and emotional recovery after caesarean.
Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)
Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)
Our guide to vaginal birth after caesarean covers benefits and problems of having a VBAC, with tips on improving your chances of having a VBAC.
Your planned caesarean birth
Your planned caesarean birth
Read this guide to caesarean birth and caesarean section to find out about caesarean birth, the surgical procedure and recovery after caesarean.
Birth: an overview
Birth: an overview
Are you giving birth soon? Here’s how to prepare for labour, vaginal birth, caesarean section and VBAC, with tips on birth classes, birth plans, due date and labour signs.
Recovery after birth: in pictures
Recovery after birth: in pictures
For recovery after birth, try these tips: get lots of rest, support your back when breastfeeding, avoid heavy lifting, and return to exercise slowly.
When your baby is overdue
When your baby is overdue
Is your baby overdue? Our guide tells you what happens and what you need to know when your baby is overdue, with information on induction of labour.