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Traditionally childbirth has been described as consisting of three “mechanisms”: • Powers – The forceful strength of co-ordinated contractions • Passage – The birth canal anatomy, including the…

This article describes the three stages of labour in pregnancy . Labour has been divided into 3 different stages, although in reality they merge seamlessly together. It is…

In this article on induction of labour we provide an overview, or summary, of what to expect during an induction.  If you know you are going to be…

This article describes induction of labour in detail. It describes why and how an induction takes place, including details of risks and complications.

Many women in NZ make a birth plan for their labour and birth. A birth plan can help to guide your midwives and doctors and make them aware…

How will I know if I am in labour? Check our list of signs and symptoms to help you to recognise whether labour is underway.