Childbirth is a multifactorial, complex procedure that involves a dynamic dyadic interaction between the mother and the baby. Complications of labour and delivery can pose life-threatening situations to both mother and child. Each year, complications from pregnancy and childbirth result in about 295,000 maternal deaths, while 1.2 million babies die during labour. In addition, it is reported that following delivery, 7 million women have serious long-term problems and 50 million have negative health outcomes. Thus, it is more than vital to gain a deeper understanding of childbirth and promote maternal and neonatal health and wellbeing.