This squeamish dad-to-be isn't keen on being in the delivery room, but how should he broach the topic with his wife?
C-sections are inspiring a new industry of party planners, makeup artists and caterers, focused on wedding-like spectacles, produced for an audience.
What should parents use instead?
No matter how far you stray from your birth plan, if you are blessed enough to have a healthy baby at the end of it all, try make that your focus.
OPINION: I've given birth both ways - and any woman who opts for a C-section is crazy.
The argument over the safety of home births is nothing new.
Of her shared birthing experience with Hall, Brant said it was, "A dance of the most deeply connected and energised teamwork".
It's thought to be the first time foetal head moulding has been captured.
My three birth experiences have all been quite different – and I'm proud of all of them.
And not for your hair.
"I was overwhelmingly grateful that she wanted to put her life on hold and do this for me. I couldn't ask for a better sister."
Soon after the birth of my son depression struck. But there was a silver lining.
PPD made me feel weak and empty, lost and fearful, and for a while, it took my voice.
Despite having no history of mental illness, Nicole was struck by debilitating post-natal anxiety that left her scared to leave the house.
When it comes to fathers, stigma still abounds.
When the worst time of your life is after your baby is born.
In the midst of a silent battle Megan Blandford took risks to feel something – anything – again.