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, so you can compare their benefits and problems and make an informed choice.
Recovery after caesarean: first six weeks
Recovery after caesarean: first six weeks
This guide to recovery after caesarean section has tips for wound care, pain relief, practical help, physical and emotional recovery, and breastfeeding.
Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)
Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)
For many women, vaginal birth after caesarean – VBAC – is a safe and positive way to have a baby. Our guide explains VBAC’s possible benefits and problems.
Your planned caesarean birth
Your planned caesarean birth
Having a planned or elective caesarean birth? As with any major surgery, it helps to know what to expect during a caesarean section. Our guide explains.
Birth: an overview
Birth: an overview
Our guide to giving birth helps you prepare for vaginal birth, caesarean section and VBAC, with tips on birth classes, birth plans, labour signs and more.
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.