Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples

LIAM DUCEY Manipulating rosters, coordinating 'conjugal' visits, working on site with your partner; getting pregnant can prove stressful for FIFO workers.


Why 'egg freezing parties' aren't such a crazy idea


NEDAHL STELIO Welcome to an egg-freezing party, where women drink champagne, are educated on the science of freezing their eggs, and the offer of putting your fertility on hold is openly discussed.

A daughter's search to find her sperm donor father

Stigma still attached to IVF

Surrogacy baby abandoned by Australian parents

Meditation for fertility: one woman's story


Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

DANIELLE COLLEY When your baby’s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

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'I survived placenta percreta'

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LINDY ALEXANDER When writing her birth plan, Simone Pavil included an item most women wouldn’t even think about: what should happen if she was put on life support. The mum had the potentially fatal condition placenta accreta.

Doctors remove foetus from 'medical marvel' after 36 years

Nine months in six seconds: new parents' Vine clip a hit

Expectant parents urged to swap the pub for bub

The least popular baby names of 2013


Tearing during delivery: the facts

Staff writers Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.


Fallopian tube blockages and fertility: the facts

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Staff Writers Blocked fallopian tubes is often related to female infertility. The treatment for blocked fallopian tubes depends on where the blockage is and how severe it is. Look out for the signs and know how to treat it.

The lowdown on male midwives

Meconium stained liquor and meconium aspiration syndrome: the facts

Pictures of heartbreak and perfection

Busy mum gives birth at school


6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Kiran Chug Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.


My four months of breastfeeding madness

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Jessica D'Ath You imagine that everyone is thinking badly of you, and you tell yourself you have to keep trying. Even though you are in an impossible situation, you still won't give yourself a break.

What parents should know about paediatric dentistry

My friend made me vaccinate before I could meet her baby

Leukaemia the latest challenge to Imogen's nine lives

Mums review the Dymples range from Big W


Saying no to the 'crap' parent label

LETITIA ROWLANDS Nobody is the perfect parent, but is it fair to label parents "crap" because their children aren't perfect angels 24 hours of the day?



Residents of women-only town search for eligible men

It started as a home for single mothers and other single women, but the Brazilian town of Noiva do Cordeiro is now calling for male residents. But there's a catch.



Managing personal space as a mum

Sarah Wayland In the midst of the early parenting years, our bodies and minds can seemingly be overtaken by our offspring. How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?