Conception

Meditation for fertility: one woman's story

Melody McCabe When a couple is desperate to become parents but are faced with disappointment month after month, anything which might help them is welcome. But can meditation really assist with fertility?

Pregnancy

Boy oh boy, it's a girl

This mum regrets sharing the news of her baby's gender so soon and enthusiastically.

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Birth

Special delivery: mum gives birth in Coles

Melanie Mahoney It hadn’t been on her shopping list, but one mum returned home from her trip to Coles with a very special item: a baby.

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What you need to know about inductions

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JODI GIBSON One in four women face being induced to bring on labour. There are many reasons for it, and a few ways to make it happen, but it's always best to ask your doctor lots of questions before going ahead with an induction.

Labour pain relief may reduce risk of postnatal depression: study

How to use birth pools safely

Woman crucified on Facebook for 'boasting' about natural birth

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

Baby

Shifting focus: seeing our babies from another perspective

Sarah Wayland We often find that by living by ‘shoulds’ we set ourselves up to fail. So how can learning more about our children’s developmental stages change the way we approach parenting?

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Premmie babies: taking it one day at a time

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Letitia Rowlands This heartwarming video shows tiny Walker Pruett, born at just 26 weeks, making his mum and dad proud by growing stronger every day.

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Your baby's first trip to the dentist

New surgery making life easier for sick babies

Aussie babies thriving after pioneering surgery

The cheat's guide to raising kids

Toddler

How a comforter or transitional object helps your toddler

JO HARTLEY At times of confusion or overwhelming feelings, special objects such as favourite blankets and cuddly toys can be a great help to young kids.

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Lifestyle

'Let's celebrate the success of other mums': Rebecca Judd

Letitia Rowlands WAG, mum-of-two and television host Rebecca Judd has hit back at claims mums should stop talking about their drug-free births or breastfeeding success, saying all mums deserve to be celebrated.

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Wellbeing

Endometriosis sufferers need more than a 'harden up pill'

Kate Hegarty From the time I hit puberty I was suffering severe, intolerable pain. I would vomit, faint, cry. It didn't matter what I took, nothing would get rid of this pain.

Motherhood doesn't turn us into saints

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Bryony Gordon Motherhood is hard because there is an assumption that it will instantly take away all your demons, and then it doesn't - and the guilt is endless

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Dita Von Teese creates lingerie range for new mums

Should new mums be given a supply of the morning after pill?

I'm a mum, and I'm fighting cancer

When you're under pressure to have a baby