A revolutionary medical treatment has helped two paralysed people walk again — here's why it's such a huge deal

2018-09-30 09:58

The treatment involves the installation of an implant that delivers electrical stimulation directly to the spinal chord.

Mom, is your backache killing you? Here's what might be the cause...

2017-04-05 13:57

After two years of unexplained back pain, this mom found others with the same complaint – and then realised what it could be.

Recovering from a c-section

2015-10-29 10:02

Many moms don't realise that a caesarean section is actually a major abdominal surgery. Recovery will not happen overnight.

How I gave birth in 45 minutes

2014-10-17 11:29

Shannon shares what happens when you hear the dreaded phrase 'too late for an epidural'.

Birth video: How an epidural is given

Watch how an epidural is administered during childbirth.

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Labour myths thanks to the movies

2010-03-15 10:43

If only labour lasted the length of a sitcom. But that only happens in Hollywood. In real life, childbirth can dramatically diverge from the script.


Myth debunked: epidurals do not prolong labour

2017-10-18 07:24

In a study, a group of women on epidural and a group on placebo had no different outcomes.

What will my labour really be like?

2016-08-29 11:06

Know what to expect from labour and be a confident mom-to-be.

FAQs about birth

2014-12-18 10:18

Dr Martin Puzey, gynaecologist and obstetrician answers questions about birth from epidurals to false labour and more.

Birth video: Epidural birth

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Watch a young mom give birth to her first child with the help of an epidural.

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Your birth options

2012-05-21 15:36

Hospital birth or home birth? Vaginal or Caesarean? And what is a ventouse or VBAC? We take you through your birth options.

How to know labour is about to start

2010-03-01 13:55

Is it time yet? Here are a few signs that you're getting ready for labour, and some facts about induction.

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