Wealthy sperm donor fears contact from more than two dozen offspring

Julia Medew and Craig Butt 12:37pm "I'm not massively rich, but I've made a few bob along the way. I don't want them thinking 'Ooh, look at this guy living in a big house... with a Mercedes in his driveway'."


5 ideas for telling your partner you're pregnant

JO HARTLEY 11:38am These ideas can feel just a bit sweeter (no pun intended) than a phone call or a hug.


Pregnant woman plans to have dolphin as midwife

Staff writers One woman has an interesting idea of what a midwife should do.


6 common questions on cord-blood banking answered


Mayo Clinic News Network Blood from a newborn's umbilical cord was once considered a waste product, but it actually contains potentially life-saving cells.

Electronic tags may keep newborns safe

Mum dances her way through labour

Childbirth choices: five star or free?

Baby's birth in car caught on police video


How to keep sane during your baby's first weeks at home

Peter Wells 3:25pm I've just had a kid, but children come with no manual. So here's a quick guide to apps, websites and devices to help.



'Look what it did to our daughter': parents' meningococcal B plea

LETITIA ROWLANDS 4:46pm Sarah and Aaron Parkyn have a message for anyone who doubts the importance of the meningococcal B vaccine.


Glenn McGrath and wife Sara welcome baby girl

Staff writers 4:26pm Aussie cricketing star Glenn McGrath and his wife Sara have welcomed a baby girl, their first child together.


Was it cancer? Julia Baird on getting a diagnosis

JULIA BAIRD 1:25pm Your world narrows to a slit when facing a diagnosis like that; suddenly very little matters.


Why happy ex-couples are sharing 'divorce selfies'

Shannon and Chris' divorce selfie.

EBONY BOWDEN Divorces are ugly, terrible affairs, but a new trend sweeping the internet called the "divorce selfie" proves couples can still be friends after breaking up.

Dealing with back pain as a mum

Alcohol: the forgotten factor in weight gain

Family heartbeats new and old

The other victims: When your partner is exposed as a child abuser