Conception

'Is that baby yours?'

Marie Holmes She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Why we chose to adopt a child with Down sydrome

Kari Wagner-Peck with hr husband Ward and their son.

Kari Wagner-Peck Everyone in foster care (and really in life) has something that makes them more vulnerable. We just know what our son's is.

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Jaime King reveals her struggle to become a mum

The truth about IVF

How do surrogate mothers cope post-birth?

Please don't say I'm lucky because I was adopted

Pregnancy

5 pregnancy myths that just won't go away

Angela Tufvesson 1:12pm When you're expecting, it often seems like everyone is keen to offer advice about what you should and shouldn't do in the interests of your health and wellbeing.

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Birth

Infection kills mum one week after birth

A "catastrophic" infection has claimed the life of a Wellington nurse only seven days after she gave birth to a 14-weeks premature son.

Baby

Woman's Day severely edits cover shot of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

RACHEL CLUN 7:34pm Pregnant Kate Middleton has received a makeover courtesy of Australia's Woman's Day that leaves her almost almost unrecognisable.

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A jab to my heart - but so worth it

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GREER BERRY One of the worst things you have to consider as a new parent is the thought of a stranger giving your beautiful, soft, squishy perfect little mini human a jab with a needle.

You just had a baby

Object of desire: Curvy mums make clever babies

Is my baby normal?

Parents, don't be too hard on yourselves

Toddler

Help - my three-year-old has started throwing tantrums

John Rosemund My daughter never went through the "terrible twos" but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday.

Lifestyle

15 years with Essential Baby: meet Therese

Therese Simpson 11:19pm "Life has a funny way of giving you what you need when you need it the most."

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Wellbeing

Don't set a parenting goal for 2015 - do this instead

Jodie Benveniste 3:47pm The problem with goal setting as a parent is the measure. How do we really know if we’re succeeding?