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.


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


"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.


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


Dad accidentally films baby's surprise home birth

Keely Lockhart 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


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.


10 things parents need to know about vaccinations


Nicole Thomson-Pride 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


Childcare changes: 45,000 families to lose out because of high childcare fees

JUDITH IRELAND 11:01am About 45,000 families will be worse off under the Coalition's childcare reforms because they pay childcare fees that are higher than the upper limits of the government's new subsidy rate.

Snake found on bed at childcare centre

A red-bellied black snake.

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

The best baby photobombs

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

Spaghetti Toes: Life with a toddler


Family first

Megan Gale says family 'limited' her Hollywood dreams, but she's not complaining

Amy Croffey 9:45am Megan Gale says becoming a mum has prevented her from chasing work like she did in her earlier years. But if you think Gale is bitter, think again.



The best exercise if you only have 5, 10 or 15 minutes

Zoe Meunier 8:06am Of all the excuses we use to talk ourselves out of exercising, "I haven't got enough time" must surely be one of the most frequently trotted out.