Complications

Preparation for multiple births

If you are expecting multiple babies, including the possibility of giving birth to twins, there are options to consider. Read about planning for vaginal or caesarean birth.

Breech babies and birth

What happens when you have a breech baby and what can you do to reduce the possibility of a breech birth?

Episiotomy or tear during childbirth

Having an episiotomy or suffering a tear during childbirth is common. Find out what the difference is between the two as well as the types of episiotomy and tears you might experience.

Coping with stillbirth

Here we look at what may happen after a stillbirth and what support and information is available to parents after having a stillborn baby.

Giving birth by caesarean section: elective and emergency c-sections

Caesarean section (or c-section) is when a baby is delivered by an abdominal operation. Read more about the different types and the effects here.

Stillbirth

What causes stillbirth? What happens if a baby is stillborn? Find out about potential causes and prevention.

What happens during elective or emergency c-sections?

This article describes what happens before, during and after a caesarean section procedure. Find out more about elective and emergency procedures, recovery and more.

Dealing with complications at a home birth

When it comes to home birth, the concerns over the risk of a medical emergency can put some people off. Here are the facts about home birth when complications arise.