Conception

Sperm donor fights for rights as father

LETITIA ROWLANDS George Deka, Kerrie Hancox and their two daughters may seem like a conventional family of four. However their story is actually so modern that the nation's legal system is yet to catch up with them. 

The benefits of pre-conception genetic testing

Julie Cini, spinal muscular atrophy disease carrier whose twin daughter died of the disease at one year old.

Nicky Phillips and Amy Corderoy A new Australian company is offering pre-conception genetic testing for 145 diseases so couples can learn if they are unwitting carriers of disorders which may be passed on to their future babies.

The new way to meet your baby's other parent

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

Polycystic ovary syndrome: symptoms, treatment and your fertility

'Rarest of rare cases': intersex woman has twins

Pregnancy

Breakthrough genetic testing now available in Australia

LETITIA ROWLANDS Pregnant women will for the first time have access to locally analysed, accurate, non-invasive pre-natal genetic testing when the first Australian clinic to offer the services opens its doors next week.

Birth

Taking a look at birth centre care

Belinda Peters Deciding where to have your first baby is a personal, and often confusing, decision.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

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CATHERINE RODIE While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

A rare glimpse inside the womb

What's the best position for giving birth?

Mum tries doing 'Thriller' dance to bring on labour

It's time to stop the home birth stigma

Toddler

The gadget that alerts parents when kids stray too far

Babyology This ingenious product is an example of prevention being better than cure - particularly when it comes to missing children.

Lifestyle

Cate Blanchett adopts baby girl - we reveal her real name

LETITIA ROWLANDS 10:31am Australian actress Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton have adopted a baby girl.

Wellbeing

New mum's cancer warning

LETITIA ROWLANDS Nina Langley and Ed Cusick should be basking in the joy of new parenthood. Instead the couple's first weeks at home with baby son Teddy is overshadowed by the first-timne mum's cancer diagnosis

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