Conception

The benefits of pre-conception genetic testing

Nicky Phillips and Amy Corderoy 7:35am A new Australian company is offering pre-conception genetic testing for 145 diseases so couples can learn if they are unwitting carriers of disorders which may be passed on to their future babies.

Pregnancy

40 old-fashioned baby names coming into vogue again

From Alma to Vera, Augustine to Walter, here are 40 old names that are becoming popular once more.

Birth

Taking a look at birth centre care

Belinda Peters Deciding where to have your first baby is a personal, and often confusing, decision.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

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CATHERINE RODIE While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

A rare glimpse inside the womb

What's the best position for giving birth?

Mum tries doing 'Thriller' dance to bring on labour

It's time to stop the home birth stigma

Baby

2015: the year of the sheep

Jo Hartley 3:25pm According to the Chinese zodiac, babies born in the year of the sheep are creative and enjoy spending quiet time with their own thoughts.

Toddler

The low-down on worms and how to get rid of them

Vincent Ho 12:12pm Threadworm is the most common intestinal worm in Australia. But don't worry: they're relatively harmless and easily treated.

Lifestyle

Got breast milk?

Breast milk the latest trend for fitness fantatics

CATHERINE RODIE 4:22pm Breast milk is often described as liquid gold, but should health fanatics really be drinking it?

Wellbeing

Shallow water blackout kills fit, healthy dad

LETITIA ROWLANDS A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.