Labour and Birth

Epidural Pros and Cons

Epidural Pros and Cons – Understand the Risks and Side Effects.

This article was written by Penny, a registered nurse and midwife with 20 years experience as a nurse and 10 years as a midwife. She is also a mum to …

Fastest Ways To Induce Labour

Uncovered: The fastest way to induce labour

You’ve been pregnant for what feels like a lifetime and you’re totally over it. You’re exhausted, bloated and beyond ready to meet that baby of yours. But, that baby seems …

Braxton HIcks - How to tell if it's braxton hicks or labour

Braxton hicks – how to tell if it’s real labour or just braxton hicks

Q&A: What did Braxton Hicks feel like for you? How do I tell the difference between Braxton Hicks and Real Labour?


Precipitous Labour - When your labour moves too fast

Precipitous Labour – 6 Facts You Need To Know About Rapid Labour

Precipitous Labour is commonly known as fast labour. While that might sound ideal, there can be a number of complications that can make this condition something to be aware of. …

Losing a Mucus Plug - How long between losing your mucus plug and starting labour?

Mucus Plugs – How long after losing your mucus plug will labour start?

Q&A: I’m 37 weeks on Sunday and started to lose my mucus plug last night and again this morning. After seeing the doctor today he thinks bub will be arriving in the next week, how long after losing your plug did you go into labour?

Pooping during childbirth

What happens if I poo during childbirth?

Forget squeezing a baby out of your vagina, what happens if you poo during childbirth? We’ve got the answer to this plus all of your other embarrassing labour concerns covered.

Emergency Caesarean: That moment you are told “You didn’t do it right”

While all experiences of pregnancy are different, most women hope for an uncomplicated birth. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. The gorgeous Belinda shares her story with us today of …

Difficult Pregnancy: When things don’t go according to plan

Did you go through a difficult pregnancy? With health scares for her and bub along the way, Cathy shares her story for other mums to find hope!

C-sections and developmental delays: what is missing from the conversation

Roughly 300,000 babies are born in Australia each year. Of those births approximately 30%, or 90,000 babies will be born by caesarean section. That is a lot of you who …


Early Labour Signs

Q&A: What were other mummy’s early signs of labour?

Placenta chronicles - 5 ideas for using your placenta

Placenta chronicles – 5 ideas for using your placenta

The placenta. A slightly squeamish topic for some. Nevertheless ideas abound for using your placenta after delivery.

Childbirth & going with the flow

Going with the flow – tips for pregnancy and childbirth

For one mumma, going with the flow meant shrugging off mean comments about her size during pregnancy and appreciating that a natural birth isn’t always possible.

Is this Braxton Hicks or real labour

Is this Braxton Hicks or real labour

Mums share how they knew the answer to is this Braxton Hicks or real labour?

inducing labour so FIFO husband can attend labour

Inducing so FIFO husband can attend birth

inducing labour so FIFO husband can attend birth – parents share how they managed when baby was due when FIFO husband rostered to work

preparing for a c section

Prepare for a c section

Prepare for a c section. Mums share their best tips on how to get ready for a c section. Eg high waisted undies, taking it easy, taking your pain control…

baby engaged

How early was your baby engaged?

Q&A: How early did your baby engage and how long after baby engaged did you go into labour?

induction with gel

Induction with gel

Induction with gel. Mums share their experience with being induced with gel alone. How soon labour progressed and if they could go home

Water birth, labour, birth

Water Birth Experiences

Q&A: Just wondering if I could get some advice on a water birth (not a home water birth). I am just wondering who has opted for this and would love to hear success stories as well as positives and negatives of a water birth

bleeding stop after birth

When did you stop bleeding after birth?

Q&A: When did you stop bleeding after birth?

Was your second baby early or late?

Was your second baby early or late?

Was your second baby early or late? Parents share when their second child was born: early, late or born on their due date.

France with you in labour

Wanting birth partner with you during childbirth

Wanting Your Birth Partner With You During Childbirth: I am 33 weeks in my first pregnancy- my partner thinks he’d be more useful at work than with me in the ‘early’ stages

c-section under general anaesthetic

C-Section under General Anaesthetic

Q&A: What were your experiences with c section under a general anaesthetic?

C-Section Experiences

C-Section Experiences

Parents share their C-section experiences. Tips to be prepared and for recovery from a caesarean from mums who have experienced it

Epidural Injection

Subsequent epidural injection after failure

Q&A: For my first birth I opted for an epidural and it was unsuccessful (only numbed my legs). I’m due with #2 in a few months and am tossing up whether to have another epidural or not.

Pain Relief Alternatives To Epidural in Labour

Pain Relief Alternatives To Epidural in Labour

Community Tips: Parents share their experience with pain relief alternatives to epidural including saline injections, TENS machines, gas and showers

Positive Natural Birth Stories

Positive Natural Birth Stories

Community Tips: Parents share their positive natural birth stories for a mum to be who has heard lots of horror stories about child birth

Dad: How to be helpful at your child’s birth!

Dad’s Role in Childbirth – Our resident daddy blogger, Chris, shares a poem about how dad’s role in childbirth

Show stopping just born photography by Shannon Jensen

We love birth and just born photography here at Baby Hints & Tips. It just makes you feel a certain way. Tingles. Goose bumps. You marvel in awe at the …

elective induction of labour

Elective induction of labour

Just wondering if anyone has had an elective induction of labour ?   Read midwife tips on induction of labour Positive experiences of induction here I have…my second was an …

TENS machine for pain relief in labour

Q&A: Just wanting to know experiences from people who used the TENS pain relief during labour. Did it work and was it worth it?