Conception

Devastated widow discovers she's pregnant the day before husband's funeral

LETITIA ROWLANDS They had been trying to conceive a baby for seven years. Tragically Kristy Kirchner found out she was pregnant the day before her husband Royce's funeral.

Government must set state adoption targets, Barnardos Australia says

Barnados

RACHEL BROWNE Australia's leading child abuse charity is calling on the federal government to introduce targets to encourage the adoption of children from foster care.

I paid $50,000 to have a girl

Crowdfunding for a baby

Why dads-to-be should quit smoking, too

The mum who fell in love with her sperm donor

Pregnancy

Video: Timelapse captures 42 week pregnancy in 1 minute

Jen Ng Video: Timelapse captures 42 week pregnancy in 1 minute

Birth

Hospital lets dads the experience some of the pain of childbirth

Natalie Thomas A new experience is radically altering men's views of childbirth.

Mum and daughter have babies on same day

mums

MELANIE MAHONEY "It's not really something you ever want or think could happen. To have my mum going through it with me is probably the most special, amazing thing ever.”

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Reliving the birth experience

Lauren gives the ultimate gift despite her own personal loss

Preparing your child to attend a sibling's birth

Premmie guidelines are under review

Baby

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

LETITIA ROWLANDS A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

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Toddler

When it begins to look a lot like Christmas

MATT CALMAN 9:08am A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.

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Lifestyle

Baby survived for six days in drain

Anna Patty, Amy McNeilage and Leesha McKenny 9:22am A 30-year-old woman will face court today, charged with attempted murder in relation to the discovery of a newborn baby in a drain in Sydney's west.

Wellbeing

It's okay to never 'get over' the death of a loved one

Zoë Krupka The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

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