Labour and Birth

Labour often starts with a twinge or tightening and it ends with the birth of the placenta. This section on labour and birth information explores what to expect during each of the three phases of labour. In addition, we offer information on pain relief during labour as well as medical interventions and their potential effects. You can also find out more about the impact of birth trauma on the lives and emotions of women and their babies. We hope this section will provide women, and those that care for them, with information that assists them to make informed birth choices. We hope it helps women to approach labour and birth with optimism, and to begin to heal if they have experienced a traumatic birth.

Birth Articles

Birth Trauma

First Stage of Labour

Second Stage of Labour

Third Stage of Labour

Pain Relief