Many women shunning contraception

Harriet Alexander and Brigid Delaney 6:44am Women who underestimate their fertility are turning away from contraception, often resulting in unintended pregnancies.

Single, 51 and pregnant

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LETITIA ROWLANDS 11:02am Tracey Kahn didn't realise she wanted to become a mother until she was well into her 40s. Now 51, she is pregnant with her second child.

When to have sex to get pregnant

When a friend's baby joy is a painful reminder

The truth about sperm tests

Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples


The danger of comparing yourself to pregnant celebrities

Jo Moir Researchers have found an unhealthy link between images of pregnant celebrities and the effect they have on women's attachment to their unborn babies.


Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

Michele Munz There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

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The patient wait for "miracle" baby Pablo

At last: Andres Hernandez, Maria Herrera and Pablo.

MIKI PERKINS After a long struggle to have a baby, Maria Herrara was willing to do anything to become a mother - including being confined to a hospital bed "head down, bum up" for four months of pregnancy.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

Morning sickness in late pregnancy: the facts

Tearing during delivery: the facts

The lowdown on male midwives


Baby Dylan recovering well after spending five days alone with dead mum

LETITIA ROWLANDS 1:56pm  For up to five days he lay alone after his mother died of a suspected drug overdose, but eight-month-old Dylan Micallef has made an incredible recovery.

6 things that shocked me about having a baby

The first year of parenting is a steep learning curve.

Moata Tamaira As embarrassing as some of these things are, I feel like I should share them, just in case it saves some other soon-to-be mum or dad from having to do the "what the hell is this now?" face like I did.

First ISOFIX compatible childseat goes on sale in Australia

Video: Baby's first birthday is a special day for mum, too

The Boon Naked collapsible baby bath

Hot air balloon mobiles perfect for the nursey


When your child prefers one parent

PINKY MCKAY It’s common for toddlers to show a preference for either parent, and it will pass. Here are some ways to deal with it in the meantime.



Video: Love from a mum with Alzheimer's

10:09pm Get the tissues out, folks - this mama and daughter moment is made of pure joy, with a big old sprinkling of heartbreak.


How I started to recover from my husband's suicide

Alex Aulich When Damien died, I was heartbroken not only for myself, but also for him and our baby. I wondered how I was ever going to put his suicide into words for her.