Conception

Woman gives birth after having her own mother's uterus transplanted

LETITIA ROWLANDS In a world first, a healthy baby has been born from the same womb that nurtured his own mother.

The conception dilemma facing many parents today

Whether or not to tell children their birth was the result of donated sperm is confronting an increasing number of parents.

JULIA MEDEW Some parents who conceived through a sperm donor will be wary of telling the child, while others prefer to deal with it early on. But recent research suggests it makes little difference either way.

Canberra Mother of Year backs calls for easier adoption

Couple denied IVF over parenting concerns

Twin makes sister's dream come true

'Elderly' mums faring better than you might expect: top IVF doctor

Pregnancy

How not to name twins

Julie Scherer 12:11pm Call me boring, but I don't think that when it comes to choosing my twins' names is the right time to use a good pun.

Birth

Mum dances her way through labour

Staff writers There are a fair few ways to distract yourself and beat pains while in labour, but it's probably a rare woman who chooses her dance her way through it.

Childbirth choices: five star or free?

Louise after her baby's birth.

DONNA WEBECK It's not often you hear the words labour and luxury in the same sentence but for some, a 5-star start to parenthood is exactly what they seek. And with a number of private hospitals now offering packages which include a post-birth stay at a sumptuous first class resort, many mums are choosing to recover in style.

Baby's birth in car caught on police video

The truth about dad's role in the delivery room

Mum in labour carjacked on the way to hospital

The miracle mum who lost nine litres of blood during childbirth

Baby

Fun Sunny Life pool inflatables just for babies

Suzi Catchpole 12:23pm The babies of 2015 will thus be thrilled to paddle their happy baby legs in these brand new flamingo and swan baby inflatables.

Toddler

Childcare centre bans birthday cakes

COSIMA MARRINER 8:44am A childcare centre in Sydney has banned birthday cakes after parent complaints about excessive sugar and children with allergies being left out.

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Lifestyle

Adorable twins pretend to sleep upon hearing mum's voice

Suzi Catchpole 8:25am Cute twin girls are up and playing in their cots until they hear their mum's voice through the monitor.

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Wellbeing

Why late night snacks wreak havoc on weight loss

Jennifer Van Allen  Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring food.