Conception

Devastated widow discovers she's pregnant the day before husband's funeral

LETITIA ROWLANDS They had been trying to conceive a baby for seven years. Tragically Kristy Kirchner found out she was pregnant the day before her husband Royce's funeral.

Government must set state adoption targets, Barnardos Australia says

Barnados

RACHEL BROWNE Australia's leading child abuse charity is calling on the federal government to introduce targets to encourage the adoption of children from foster care.

I paid $50,000 to have a girl

Crowdfunding for a baby

Why dads-to-be should quit smoking, too

The mum who fell in love with her sperm donor

Pregnancy

Manic stations: the nesting instinct in pregnancy

DANIELLE COLLEY 11:46am It might sound like temporary insanity, but almost obsessive nesting as you near your due date isn’t uncommon – even if you’re not usually a particularly clean person.

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Birth

Hospital lets dads the experience some of the pain of childbirth

Natalie Thomas A new experience is radically altering men's views of childbirth.

Mum and daughter have babies on same day

mums

MELANIE MAHONEY "It's not really something you ever want or think could happen. To have my mum going through it with me is probably the most special, amazing thing ever.”

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Reliving the birth experience

Lauren gives the ultimate gift despite her own personal loss

Preparing your child to attend a sibling's birth

Premmie guidelines are under review

Baby

How a baby can survive alone for days on end

ANNA PATTY 10:47am The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.

Toddler

Keep calm and ignore the Tantrum Trolls

JESSICA RUDD 1:05pm Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.

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When it begins to look a lot like Christmas

When is the right time to start the Christmas countdown?

MATT CALMAN 9:08am A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.

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Those special moments of sibling bonding

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

What parents really want for their kids

Video: Sweet toddler gets emotional while watching animated film

Lifestyle

Baby survived for six days in drain

Anna Patty, Amy McNeilage and Leesha McKenny 9:22am A 30-year-old woman will face court today, charged with attempted murder in relation to the discovery of a newborn baby in a drain in Sydney's west.

Wellbeing

It's okay to never 'get over' the death of a loved one

Zoë Krupka The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

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