Conception

Devastated widow discovers she's pregnant the day before husband's funeral

LETITIA ROWLANDS They had been trying to conceive a baby for seven years. Tragically Kristy Kirchner found out she was pregnant the day before her husband Royce's funeral.

Government must set state adoption targets, Barnardos Australia says

Barnados

RACHEL BROWNE Australia's leading child abuse charity is calling on the federal government to introduce targets to encourage the adoption of children from foster care.

I paid $50,000 to have a girl

Crowdfunding for a baby

Why dads-to-be should quit smoking, too

The mum who fell in love with her sperm donor

Pregnancy

Manic stations: the nesting instinct in pregnancy

DANIELLE COLLEY It might sound like temporary insanity, but almost obsessive nesting as you near your due date isn’t uncommon – even if you’re not usually a particularly clean person.

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Baby

Mothers told to breastfeed in 'spacious' toilet

If there is one thing the owners of Tillings Cafe can be certain of, it is that the eatery won't win the award for Britain's best baby-friendly coffee shop any time soon.

Toddler

Metal shards found in Sydney playground

LETITIA ROWLANDS 11:49am Pieces of sharp metal have been found protruding from rubber matting and scattered across equipment at a Sydney playground.

Lifestyle

Woman swallowed by sinkhole while hanging out washing

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 10:46am A mum of six who fell into a sinkhole in a Melbourne backyard remains in hospital.

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Jana Pittman pregnant via donor sperm - and in love

Jana Pittman

LETITIA ROWLANDS 2:37pm Jana Pittman says she feels like she has won the lottery. Not only is the former Olympian four months pregnant thanks to donor sperm, she has also found new love with a fellow athlete.

Teaching our son to say no to violence against women

Mother gives name to son dumped down drain

Bad news: we're running out of chocolate

Model's family photo deemed 'inappropriate' by Facebook

Wellbeing

It's okay to never 'get over' the death of a loved one

Zoë Krupka The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

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