Mums-to-be are encouraged to write a birth plan, but what about a recovery plan?
"I felt completely suffocated," says one mum, who is now triggered by wearing a mask.
The Queen’s granddaughter Zara and former England rugby player Mike welcomed their third child on Sunday March 21.
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These labour, delivery and postpartum photos capture the vulnerability of birth.
The 25-year-old welcomed Khai, her first child, in September at home.
Bigger babies need more monitoring and support to avoid complications at birth, watchdog warns.
Birth Becomes You celebrated the powerful images birth photographers took amid the challenges of last year.
"It was nowhere near as bad as I had built up in my head."
For all the nudge nudge about lockdown baby making, the data tells a different story.