'Listen to your instincts'
'When you're in labour, pay attention to what your body is telling you. With my first baby, the midwife told me to push but I didn't feel ready at that time. But I did what I was told and ended up pushing for 1 & 1/2 hours! Second-time around, I waited until I felt it was time, and Lauren arrived 20 minutes later.'
Fiona O'Neill, 25, from Orrell, Greater Manchester, is mum to Lauren, 1 & 1/2, and Alex, 2 & 1/2, and stepmum to Leah, 9.