Conception

The myths and truths of gender swaying

Brooke Tasovac Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.

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Pregnancy

Study links pollution exposure to autism

Michelle Fay Cortez Women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution during their third trimester of pregnancy may be twice as likely to have an autistic child, a study found.

Birth

Facebook appeal saves labouring woman's life

LETITIA ROWLANDS A plea for help posted on Facebook helped save the life of a pregnant woman who had spent days in labour in a remote part of Papua New Guinea.

Baby born at 10:11 on 12-13-14

Baby Clare's birth was timed perfectly.

Well, it's actually 13-12-14 to us over here. But still, Clare Elizabeth Keane's consecutive numerical birth time is pretty special.

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The aftermath of a traumatic birth experience

Special delivery arrives on flight

Baby born weighing almost 14 pounds

Sold on natural birth? Read the fine print

Toddler

Toddler finds solace with polio victims as mystery over illness continues

Sonja Elmquist Erin Oliviera watched her son lose the ability to move, breathe and swallow two years ago without anyone being able to figure out why.

Lifestyle

Help - we have a maternitywear misunderstanding

Andrea Bonoir 11:46am I have a major, awkward misunderstanding with a friend. What now?

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Wellbeing

Remembering lost children at Christmas

CATHERINE RODIE This December 25th will be Rachel Nobel's third Christmas without her young son Hamish, who died in a tragic accident aged just 20 months.

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Healing a family rift before Christmas

HEAL THE RIFT: Unresolved tension can overshadow Christmas.

Aileen Nakhle Christmas is a time to share with those we cherish most. But festivities and family are not always an easy pairing.

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Top reasons for your weight loss battle

Australian divorce rate lowest since 1976

Attack of the 'mummy brain'

The disagreement that can break a relationship