'Is that baby yours?'

Marie Holmes She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Why we chose to adopt a child with Down sydrome

Kari Wagner-Peck with hr husband Ward and their son.

Kari Wagner-Peck Everyone in foster care (and really in life) has something that makes them more vulnerable. We just know what our son's is.

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Jaime King reveals her struggle to become a mum

The truth about IVF

How do surrogate mothers cope post-birth?

Please don't say I'm lucky because I was adopted


Paying pregnant women to quit smoking pays off, study says

Karen Kaplan 3:02pm Researchers have identified a common substance that makes smokers much more likely to kick the habit - money.

Things to consider when naming a baby


Jessica Farrish While some parents are hiring professional baby-naming consultants, you don't have to go that far to come up with a perfect name for your baby.

5 pregnancy myths that just won't go away

Top baby names for Western Australia in 2014

The baby names NZ knocked back in 2014

How can you go into labour without knowing you're pregnant?


Couple brave blizzard after mum goes into labour at home

10:52am When Sarah Browning began having contractions on Monday, while a blizzard outside her door made world headlines, she assumed it was false labour.

How to raise your pain threshold in labour

Your pain threshold isn't actually set to low, high or somewhere in between - it can vary.

Angela Tufvesson Your pain threshold isn't actually set to low, high or somewhere in between. It can depend on range of psychological factors like perception, environment and education.

Infection kills mum one week after birth

Mum assists in own caesarean surgery

Dads in the delivery room apparently make birth more painful: study

Natural pain relief in the early stages of labour


First photos of the bump

Lara Bingle 'six months pregnant', magazines report

JENNA CLARKE 6:43pm Baby Bingle could overshadow Baby Cambridge II.

Why I breastfed my son until he was three

The author and her family.

Anne Theriault The fact that I not only breastfed my son, but breastfed him for three and a half years, seems pretty incredible in retrospect.

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Do babies and young children see ghosts?

Woman's Day severely edits cover shot of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

A jab to my heart - but so worth it

You just had a baby


Family's heartbreak as dad can only help one sick twin

LETITIA ROWLANDS 3:24pm It's a heartbreaking dilemma no parent should ever have to face: you have two gravely ill children, but only possess the power to help one.

Successful peanut allergy trial brings hope of cure

Lifesaving research: At the end of the trial 80 per cent of the children could eat peanuts without any reaction.

Kate Hagan, Health Reporter 1:06pm More than 80 per cent of children with peanut allergies were able to tolerate peanuts after a new treatment by Melbourne researchers.

Help - my three-year-old has started throwing tantrums

How to handle common childhood regressions

15 thoughts mums have during a tantrum

Toddler aggression not caused by language delays after all: study


Getting creative to cut childcare costs

PINKY MCKAY 3:13pm What can families do to beat the childcare budget blues? For some, the answer is to get creative.

Baby teeth in thief's haul: do you know Garth?

Garth's baby teeth could be the key to the case.

LETITIA ROWLANDS 12:41pm In August 1995 the parents of a little boy named Garth saved his baby teeth, dutifully taped them to a piece of paper and labelled them with their son's name and the date they fell out. 


Anti-vaccination group encourages parents to join fake church

Anti-vaccination campaigner Dr Sherri Tenpenny cancels Australian tour

15 years with Essential Baby: meet Therese

'Mummy wars' clip strikes a chord


More to a happy marriage than date nights

Heidi Stevens 7:33am Look for ways and moments to make your partner beam with pride. Watch your kids light up when they hear kind words about the people they cherish most.