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

The perfect train for pregnant women

Staff writers 8:35pm Getting a seat on public transport has long been the bane of many a tired and sick pregnant woman.

Dad-to-be poses for pregnancy photo shoot

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"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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Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

One more thing to avoid while pregnant: listening to every piece of advice

Women advised to stop drinking when they stop birth control

Perks of being pregnant

Birth

Dad accidentally films baby's surprise home birth

Keely Lockhart 10:58am Video footage captures the incredible moment a new dad helped delivered his baby daughter.

What to do if you are anxious about giving birth

It's very common to feel a little stressed in the lead-up to your baby's birth.

Dr Wendy van Zuijlen It's very common to feel a little stressed in the lead-up to your baby's birth. The reality is one in four pregnant women – under that "pregnancy glow" - feel anxious about giving birth.

When your partner misses the birth

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

What pregnant women around the world pack in their hospital bag

Couple serves up placenta pizza to celebrate birth

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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10 things parents need to know about vaccinations

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Nicole Thomson-Pride 12:05pm If you're a new parent, or an expecting parent, and don't know much about vaccinations, here's what you should know.

Whooping cough cases quadruple in NSW

Grown up nursery rooms: Nursery looks that are way cooler than your bedroom

Smiling newborn babies

Baby's future imagined in cute photo series

Toddler

Snake found on bed at childcare centre

Staff writers 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

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

Catholic Church urged to rethink abortion stance over Zika

3:56pm Pope Francis asked to let Catholics use contraception or let women have abortions to avoid having children with defects linked to the Zika virus.

Wellbeing

The little things that make me cry

Jule Scherer Being a mother cracks our shells wide open and makes us so much more vulnerable.

The honest truth about the lies parents tell

All mums and dads tell the occasional lie about parenthood.

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.

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

How household chores can double as a workout

Alternative Valentine's Day cards

Funny Mother's Day Cards