Victorian Labor to introduce same-sex adoption laws

Richard Willingham, Benjamin Preiss 6:49pm Thousands of same-sex couples with children will have the right to be jointly recognised as parents by Victorian law.

Grandma surprised with brand new granddaughter


Staff writers Finding out you’re going to be a grandmother can be a very emotional moment. Finding out that you’re a grandmother and the baby is already here is just out of this world.

Wannabe dads left behind in IVF debate

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

I gave my daughter up for adoption - then tried to be her mum

The new wave of virgins giving birth


Your choice or theirs: the tug-of-war over baby names

Alyson Krueger They had just decided on a name they both agreed on, but then the grandparents threw in an offer of $10,000 in exchange for choosing something else.


How the media can shape our decisions when it comes to labour

JO HARTLEY 2:11pm We all like to think that we make our choices in fair, reasoned and well-thought out ways. Not many of us would admit that we allowed the media to influence us in our life choices.

Mum gives birth to India's heaviest baby

The newborn weighed 5.97kg at birth.

Barcroft Media An Indian woman has given birth to a baby boy weighing a whopping 5.97kg, setting a new record for the country's heaviest baby.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

5 qualities every midwife should have

'I've had my baby early - it's 26 weeks'

How I came to have an unassisted home birth


Mum told to express in pet relief area at airport

Staff writers 11:32am A woman who flew from Boston to Washington says staff with United Airlines at Washington's Dulles Airport suggested she pump her breast milk in the pet-relief area.



Dad builds the ultimate bed for his toddler son

LETITIA ROWLANDS The transition from cot to big kid bed might be a little easier if every toddler had a bed like this one.


The Chinese tradition for new mums that can now cost $37,000 a month

Dan Levin 3:27pm Opulent rest time is becoming the gold standard in postpartum recovery, inspired by a Chinese confinement custom known as "sitting the month".


The hidden mental health illness of anxiety

Esther Ashby-Coventry 7:55am Anxiety took over Robyn Read's life to such an extent she could not even buy the groceries and felt suicidal.

How to spring clean your body and mind


Julia Cahill Whether you're pregnant, already a mum, or are just trying to be a bit more healthy, there are ways to use the rejuvenating season to give yourself a boost.

Is Woolworths now cheaper than Coles?

The health and fitness lessons I've learned

Our angel baby story: Hunter James

Running for beginners: taking the first steps