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

E-cigarette vapour 'damaging for babies'

9:57am Pregnant women who smoke may harm their babies' brain development if they turn to e-cigarettes to satisfy their nicotine craving, scientists have warned.

What not to say to a pregnant woman

Be prepared to be misinterpreted, taken out of context and straight up misquoted.

Lauren Dubois If you've ever spoken to a pregnant woman, you'll know that rational thought isn't always present. Reason and common sense has gone the way of her waistline. Long gone.

The perfect train for pregnant women

Dad-to-be poses for pregnancy photo shoot

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

One more thing to avoid while pregnant: listening to every piece of advice

Birth

Baby Joshua born in dad's ute

JO HARTLEY We all know that babies come exactly when they want, but for Kerri and Anthony Tarabay that was much sooner than anticipated.

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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10 things parents need to know about vaccinations

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Nicole Thomson-Pride If you're a new parent, or an expecting parent, and don't know much about vaccinations, here's what you should know.

Whooping cough cases quadruple in NSW

Grown up nursery rooms: Nursery looks that are way cooler than your bedroom

Smiling newborn babies

Baby's future imagined in cute photo series

Toddler

Childcare changes: 45,000 families to lose out because of high childcare fees

JUDITH IRELAND About 45,000 families will be worse off under the Coalition's childcare reforms because they pay childcare fees that are higher than the upper limits of the government's new subsidy rate.

Snake found on bed at childcare centre

A red-bellied black snake.

Staff writers 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

The best baby photobombs

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

Spaghetti Toes: Life with a toddler

Lifestyle

Hospital refuses to discharge asylum seeker toddler to prevent return to Nauru

NICOLE HASHAM 11:21am A Brisbane hospital is refusing to discharge an asylum seeker toddler who has been recovering from burns injuries, in a bid to prevent the Turnbull government from returning her to immigration detention at Nauru.

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Wellbeing

Is junk food really cheaper than good food?

Yumi Stynes 9:59am Ah, junk food. So delicious, yet so poisonous. Just about every person I know has selective stinginess when it comes to food.

The best exercise if you only have 5, 10 or 15 minutes

A good workout doesn't have to take hours.

Zoe Meunier Of all the excuses we use to talk ourselves out of exercising, "I haven't got enough time" must surely be one of the most frequently trotted out.

The little things that make me cry

The honest truth about the lies parents tell

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

How household chores can double as a workout