Conception

IVF treatment: South African agency flies egg donors to Australia

MARIKA DOBBIN Young South African women are due to arrive in Australia this month to serve as egg donors for local IVF patients who are desperate for babies.

Pregnancy

Dad-to-be poses for pregnancy photo shoot

"My wife didn't want to take maternity pictures, so I hired a photographer and took her place," Redditor DruishPrincess69 wrote when he shared these photos online. The 'manternity' shoot has since gone viral, and has been shared thousands of times all over the world.

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Birth

What to do if you are anxious about giving birth

Dr Wendy van Zuijlen 2:47pm It's very common to feel a little stressed in the lead-up to your baby's birth. The reality is one in four pregnant women – under that "pregnancy glow" - feel anxious about giving birth.

Baby

Let's celebrate: Valentine's Day clothing & accessories for babies and toddlers

Suzi Catchpole 3:15am It's that time of year again and we've found all the cutest clothing and accessories for your Valentine's babies and toddlers.

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Toddler

Snake found on bed at childcare centre

Staff writers 3:07pm Childcare staff got a fright last week when they discovered a red-bellied black snake curled up on one of the children's beds.

Dad creates custom eyepatches for baby

Cool patches

Illinois dad Geof Grubb has shared the decorated eyepatches he's made for his daughter, Layla. The one-year-old has a small cataract and needs to wear an eyepatch to strengthen her eye.

The best baby photobombs

Mother hits out at Big W for 'sexualising' young girls

Spaghetti Toes: Life with a toddler

If toddlers texted or had Facebook

Lifestyle

Man charged with trying to abduct baby in Sydney

NICK RALSTON 2:52pm A man has been charged after he allegedly tried to abduct a seven-week-old baby from Bronte Beach in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

Car ploughs through childcare centre in Macquarie Park

A car has crashed into a childcare centre Macquarie Park in Sydney's north-west.

Kate Aubusson 9:20pm A car has crashed into a childcare centre and ploughed through a playground in Sydney's north west on Tuesday, moments before children were due to be let out for a break.

Babies and toddlers who look like dolls

Bubs in mugs: the 'baby mugging' craze

Amazing themed wedding cakes

Top 10 famous dads of the internet

Wellbeing

The little things that make me cry

Jule Scherer 2:16pm Being a mother cracks our shells wide open and makes us so much more vulnerable.

The honest truth about the lies parents tell

All mums and dads tell the occasional lie about parenthood.

JO HARTLEY It's no lie when I say that as parents we often tend to manipulate truths a little. In fact a survey released by UK's Babycentre confirmed just that, with 53 per cent of mothers admitting to being less than honest when it came to talking about their parenting skills and experience.

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

How household chores can double as a workout

Alternative Valentine's Day cards

Funny Mother's Day Cards