• 5 co-sleeping myths busted

    In case you are co-sleeping with your baby, and all the ‘helpful’ advice from others is sending you down the slippery slope of self-doubt, let’s bust a few myths on the topic.

    Do what works: There is no ‘one size fits all’ definition of co-sleeping.
  • When pregnancy takes you down memory lane

    One mum-to-be discovers pregnancy hormones can give rise to some surprising emotions.

    Pregnancy can bring up unexpected emotions.
  • Returning to exercise after a caesarean

    I had my daughter four months ago via caesarean, and I want to get back into exercise. What are some good first steps I can take?

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  • What’s your love language?

    The secret to making your partner feel special is to know which language of love they favour – and it’s the same for your kids, too.

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  • Busy mum gives birth at school

    This multi-tasking mother cut things a bit fine when she decided to register her son for preschool despite being in labour.

    Vanessa DeLeon with youngest son Geovani Ezekiel.

Conception

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

Sarah Dingle who has been trying to find her genetic father who was a donor and all records from Royal North Shore Hospital have been destroyed.
21st July 2014.
Photo: Steven Siewert

Sarah Dingle was in her late 20s when she learnt she had been conceived using a sperm donor. Shock gave way to disbelief when she discovered there's no way of finding out who her biological father really is.

Stigma still attached to IVF

Surrogacy baby abandoned by Australian parents

Meditation for fertility: one woman's story

IVF costs slashed at new clinic

Pregnancy

When pregnancy takes you down memory lane

GREER BERRY One mum-to-be discovers pregnancy hormones can give rise to some surprising emotions.

Birth

Meconium stained liquor and meconium aspiration syndrome: the facts

Staff writers Not all babies who are born with meconium staining will develop meconium aspiration syndrome, but both must be watched and treated carefully.

Pictures of heartbreak and perfection

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LETITIA ROWLANDS Excitement turned to tragedy for Emily McClearen and Richard Staley when their daughter was stillborn last month. The couple has honoured their baby's memory by sharing heartbreaking yet beautiful photos of her.

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Busy mum gives birth at school

Will I be wrecked 'down there' after birth?

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Supporting the mums of our precious premmies

Baby

Big W for Everything Baby: real mums' reviews

Essential Baby has been excited to partner with Big W to showcase the latest baby clothes, products, toys and accessories on offer this season.

Toddler

10 weird things little kids do

VICTORIA BIRCH Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. It's usually nothing to worry about, but every now and again you might find yourself scratching your head and asking, “Really? Is that really a thing?”

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Parenting lessons I’ve yet to learn

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KIRAN CHUG Instead of writing about the stuff I do know since becoming a mum, I thought I'd share some of the things I don't. These are the lessons that motherhood hasn't taught me.

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The new weekend playgroup for working mums

Letting your toddler be the boss at bedtime

The moment a pram rolled off a London Tube platform and onto the tracks

Video: When adults act like children

Lifestyle

Long battle to learn the truth about Ariana's birth

Blanton Smith and Lyn Humphreys Cerise and Tim Lawn spent two years fighting to find out how a healthy pregnancy turned into a nightmare birth, and why their daughter now suffers from disabilities she shouldn't have.

150 asylum-seeking children to be released from detention

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison addresses the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Friday 21 February 2014

Sarah Whyte, Ben Doherty Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has revealed a new push to restore temporary protection visas after announcing 150 children would be removed from detention centres and placed on bridging visas in the community.

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Video: Man gets stuck in highchair

Australian couple caught in Thai surrogacy crackdown speak out

Christina Aguilera announces daughter's name

Raped woman forced to give birth by caesarean after being denied abortion

Wellbeing

Returning to exercise after a caesarean

Clair Bellingham I had my daughter four months ago via caesarean, and I want to get back into exercise. What are some good first steps I can take?

What’s your love language?

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JODIE BENVENISTE The secret to making your partner feel special is to know which language of love they favour – and it’s the same for your kids, too.

20 signs of a great relationship

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

16 ways to tie a scarf

The simple way to support other parents