You can be relieved your baby is here, but also full of anxiety, stress and doubt.
New research suggests race and poverty are linked to tragic outcomes for pregnant women.
For most new mums, life after childbirth is more than just "baby bliss" or "baby blues".
The first UK study of its kind found no difference in birth outcomes between women who had the jab and those who didn't.
“I am ashamed to say that at times I wished I had never become a mother. I grieved for the life I had before."
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.
Were any of these hits on your labour playlist?
These labour, delivery and postpartum photos capture the vulnerability of birth.