Pregnancy

The 2015 flu vaccine: what’s new, who should get it and why

Aeron Hurt For certain members of the community, catching flu can lead to severe illness or death. A vaccination can be lifesaving.

4D scans show how smoking affects babies still in the womb

A baby being affected by cigarette smoke (above) and a baby of a non-smoker (below).

Sarah Knapton The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using 4D ultrasound scans, research has found.

6 pregnancy side effects I didn't expect

How midwives can help women who experience domestic violence

15 names on the verge of extinction

Super fit model Sarah Stage defends her pregnancy body

Birth

We need to stop using this word when we talk about childbirth

Kim Lock Is it shaming to point out that women are often being let down in birth?

Toddler

Dealing with a nappy escape artist

MATT CALMAN I hear about the tots that have a penchant for ripping their nappies off and the odd one that even smears the brown stuff on the walls and fine home furnishings, and I shudder.

Lifestyle

Ed Sheeran surprises couple by singing at their wedding

Su-Lin Tan 11:07am Crashing a wedding would not normally be looked on favourably - unless the crasher is international superstar, Ed Sheeran.

Grieving families give warnings after toddler deaths

Caiden made his way to a nearby dam last week.

Staff writers Two Queensland families are grieving the loss of their toddler sons after the boys drowned in separate incidents last week.

Mum hit by drunk driver has healthy baby

Mother charged with leaving toddler in car

Glass shards found in baby food

I accidentally breastfed another mum's baby

Wellbeing

The certificate helping parents deal with pregnancy loss

JO HARTLEY For some people, this certificate will offer a sense of validation that their child was acknowledged as being here and now gone, and will help them with life post-loss.

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