Conception

Why 'egg freezing parties' aren't such a crazy idea

NEDAHL STELIO Welcome to an egg-freezing party, where women drink champagne, are educated on the science of freezing their eggs, and the offer of putting your fertility on hold is openly discussed.

A daughter's search to find her sperm donor father

Sarah Dingle who has been trying to find her genetic father who was a donor and all records from Royal North Shore Hospital have been destroyed.
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Photo: Steven Siewert

Sarah Dingle was in her late 20s when she learnt she had been conceived using a sperm donor. Shock gave way to disbelief when she discovered there's no way of finding out who her biological father really is.

Stigma still attached to IVF

Surrogacy baby abandoned by Australian parents

Meditation for fertility: one woman's story

IVF costs slashed at new clinic

Pregnancy

Expectant parents urged to swap the pub for bub

NATASHA BODDY Nearly one in five women drink while pregnant, but a current campaign is trying to drive down that unhealthy statistic.

Birth

The lowdown on male midwives

Julia Cahill How would you feel about having a male midwife assist your baby's birth? For a growing number of mums, the idea is a reality - and the experts all agree that it's something that should be encouraged.

Meconium stained liquor and meconium aspiration syndrome: the facts

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Staff writers Not all babies who are born with meconium staining will develop meconium aspiration syndrome, but both must be watched and treated carefully.

Pictures of heartbreak and perfection

Busy mum gives birth at school

Will I be wrecked 'down there' after birth?

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Baby

Breastfeeding mums less likely to suffer from PND, but all need support

CATHERINE RODIE A new study has shown the a complex relationship between a mother’s intention to breastfeed, her ability to do so, and postnatal depression.

Toddler

Bomb threat at daycare centre

Letitia Rowlands Worried parents took to social media yesterday after their children's daycare was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

10 weird things little kids do

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VICTORIA BIRCH Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. It's usually nothing to worry about, but every now and again you might find yourself scratching your head and asking, “Really? Is that really a thing?”

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Parenting lessons I’ve yet to learn

The new weekend playgroup for working mums

Letting your toddler be the boss at bedtime

The moment a pram rolled off a London Tube platform and onto the tracks

Lifestyle

The cost of growing your own vegies

Alexandra Cain Does it make financial sense to grow your own veggies, or are you better off ordering produce from the local food co-op?

Wellbeing

5 secrets to a long-lasting relationship

JODIE BENVENISTE When it comes to keeping your relationship strong, it’s what you do - and not what you want - that really matters.

Mum gets diploma 51 years after being thrown out of school over pregnancy

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Alexa Vaughn Sandra Lantz was about six months pregnant and four months from graduation when she was forced to leave high school. Now, more than half a century later, she has finally graduated.

5 fears I've overcome since becoming a mum

I'm straight, but I'm married to another woman

Returning to exercise after a caesarean

What’s your love language?