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

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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

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Jamie Hancock 7:56am Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

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JO HARTLEY Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Is it too late to change my midwife?

Pregnant and fighting cancer, but not giving up

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

Birth

Mum and daughter have babies on same day

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

Everyone's birth story is unique.

GREER BERRY When people ask about how my labour went, I usually respond: "Good, I think? Four hours long, and yeah it hurt, but I dunno, it's labour, it's giving birth, it's painful... but I guess it was good? As good as good gets?"

Lauren gives the ultimate gift despite her own personal loss

Preparing your child to attend a sibling's birth

Premmie guidelines are under review

Woman's survival after birth 'a story of two miracles'

Baby

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

LETITIA ROWLANDS 1:27pm There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

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Lifestyle

What Mark Latham needs to know about depression and motherhood

AMBER ROBINSON 10:49pm In a bizarre bid for relevancy Latham has deduced that because one female journalist had this week light-heartedly thanked antidepressants and caffeine for getting her through a medical degree while raising two small children, that ergo, all 'inner-city feminists' are selfish harridans who despise their offspring.

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Wellbeing

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

Zoë Krupka 6:08pm The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

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