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About giving birth

Giving birth is a normal part of life. But as no two births are the same, there's no way of knowing exactly how birth will be for you. There's no doubt that giving birth is challenging and life-changing. Learning all you can about what happens during labour can make you feel more secure and in control.

The link below talks about the stages of normal labour and what to expect when you're going into labour.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by midwife liaison, Canterbury DHB. Page created June 2018.

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Pain relief when having a baby

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