Conception

Stop freaking out about having babies in your early 30s

Jenna Healey 1:47pm Surprisingly little is known about the exact decline of fertility with age, as there is no magic age limit for pregnancy that applies to all women.

The myths and truths of gender swaying

Can you really influence your baby's gender at conception?

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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Long-term reversible male contraceptive on its way

20 years of heartache, then, at last, a baby

An infertility issue that is little understood

'My mother chose not to hold or see me after I was born'

Pregnancy

When pregnancy makes you sad

JO HARTLEY 12:26pm Over 1900 expecting and new parents are estimated to be struggling with perinatal or antenatal depression each week - and we need to talk about it more.

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Study links pollution exposure to autism

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been linked 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.

The dangerous new trend of glucose challenge test refusal

America's favourite baby names of 2014

'I have something that belongs to you': mum-to-be places ad to find baby's dad

Muhammad, Sophie take top spots for UK baby names in 2014

Birth

Facebook appeal saves labouring woman's life

A Facebook post helped save the life of Clara Sowei Manu' Clare.

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

The aftermath of a traumatic birth experience

Special delivery arrives on flight

Baby born weighing almost 14 pounds

Toddler

Toys to help your child’s development at every stage

JODIE BENVENISTE 6:35pm Toys that help your child’s learning and development are suited to their developmental stage are safe and, best of all, they’re fun!

Lifestyle

Princess of Sweden pregnant with second baby

JENNA CLARKE 9:56am Princess Madeleine of Sweden is expecting her second baby, only 10 months after her first.

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Elton John and David Furnish marry after 21 years together

Elton John and David Furnish exchange vows.

6:53pm British musician Elton John has married his long-term partner David Furnish, converting their civil partnership after laws allowing gay marriage in Britain came into force this year.

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All babies and children off Christmas Island

Help - we have a maternitywear misunderstanding

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard welcome new baby

Lyndey Milan's 10 best baking tips

Wellbeing

The abuse we don't talk about: pregnancy-controlling behaviour

Kate Marsh 11:45pm The issue of reproductive coercion and sexual assault in abusive relationships remains shrouded in darkness.

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

Top reasons for your weight loss battle

Australian divorce rate lowest since 1976

Attack of the 'mummy brain'