Conception

IVF treatment: South African agency flies egg donors to Australia

MARIKA DOBBIN Young South African women are due to arrive in Australia this month to serve as egg donors for local IVF patients who are desperate for babies.

Pregnancy

Dad-to-be poses for pregnancy photo shoot

"My wife didn't want to take maternity pictures, so I hired a photographer and took her place," Redditor DruishPrincess69 wrote when he shared these photos online. The 'manternity' shoot has since gone viral, and has been shared thousands of times all over the world.

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Birth

When your partner misses the birth

While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

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Jo DuMond Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

What pregnant women around the world pack in their hospital bag

Couple serves up placenta pizza to celebrate birth

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Baby

Let's celebrate: Valentine's Day clothing & accessories for babies and toddlers

Suzi Catchpole 3:15am It's that time of year again and we've found all the cutest clothing and accessories for your Valentine's babies and toddlers.

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Smiling newborn babies

Sandi Ford

1:32pm These gorgeous photos are by Sandi Ford, who specialises in capturing newborns smiling. "I have learned to recognise the little signs that a baby is about to let out a smile and I sit there ready with the camera to catch it!" she says. "I once read that there are two types of people in this world – those that see a newborn smile as wind, and those that don't. I see it as a rare treat that I am lucky enough to capture."

Baby's future imagined in cute photo series

Adorable photo series of sleeping baby

Safari-themed nursery ideas

Personalised baby gifts

Toddler

Snake found on bed at childcare centre

Staff writers 10:05am Childcare staff got a fright last week when they discovered a red-bellied black snake curled up on one of the children's beds.

Dad creates custom eyepatches for baby

Cool patches

1:55pm Illinois dad Geof Grubb has shared the decorated eyepatches he's made for his daughter, Layla. The one-year-old has a small cataract and needs to wear an eyepatch to strengthen her eye.

The best baby photobombs

Mother hits out at Big W for 'sexualising' young girls

Spaghetti Toes: Life with a toddler

If toddlers texted or had Facebook

Lifestyle

Car ploughs through childcare centre in Macquarie Park

Kate Aubusson 9:20pm A car has crashed into a childcare centre and ploughed through a playground in Sydney's north west on Tuesday, moments before children were due to be let out for a break.

Babies and toddlers who look like dolls

Babies that look like dolls

4:01pm Pretty little faces, big eyes, long eyelashes, matching outfits ... these babies and toddlers have definitely found their doppelgängers in their favourite dolls.

Bubs in mugs: the 'baby mugging' craze

Amazing themed wedding cakes

Top 10 famous dads of the internet

Doritos 'ultrasound' ad sparks controversy

Wellbeing

The honest truth about the lies parents tell

JO HARTLEY It's no lie when I say that as parents we often tend to manipulate truths a little. In fact a survey released by UK's Babycentre confirmed just that, with 53 per cent of mothers admitting to being less than honest when it came to talking about their parenting skills and experience.