• Clever panda fakes pregnancy

    News that a giant panda was pregnant prompted much excitement, but it appears there were never any cubs on the way.

    Ai Hin in her home at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre.
  • 'I survived placenta percreta'

    When writing her birth plan, Simone Pavil included an item most women wouldn’t even think about: what should happen if she was put on life support. The mum had the potentially fatal condition placenta accreta.

    Simone Pavil and Noah:
  • Managing personal space as a mum

    In the midst of the early parenting years, our bodies and minds can seemingly be overtaken by our offspring. How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?

    How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?
  • 'If love could have saved you, you'd have never left'

    The words "spontaneous abortion" on the hospital paperwork really got to me. My baby died; I didn't spontaneously decide to abort him.

    sad couple
  • Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples

    Manipulating rosters, coordinating 'conjugal' visits, working on site with your partner; getting pregnant can prove stressful for FIFO workers.

    FIFO workers often go to extreme measures when trying to start a family.

Conception

Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples

LIAM DUCEY Manipulating rosters, coordinating 'conjugal' visits, working on site with your partner; getting pregnant can prove stressful for FIFO workers.

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Why 'egg freezing parties' aren't such a crazy idea

egg

NEDAHL STELIO Welcome to an egg-freezing party, where women drink champagne, are educated on the science of freezing their eggs, and the offer of putting your fertility on hold is openly discussed.

A daughter's search to find her sperm donor father

Stigma still attached to IVF

Surrogacy baby abandoned by Australian parents

Meditation for fertility: one woman's story

Pregnancy

'I survived placenta percreta'

LINDY ALEXANDER When writing her birth plan, Simone Pavil included an item most women wouldn’t even think about: what should happen if she was put on life support. The mum had the potentially fatal condition placenta accreta.

Birth

The lowdown on male midwives

Julia Cahill How would you feel about having a male midwife assist your baby's birth? For a growing number of mums, the idea is a reality - and the experts all agree that it's something that should be encouraged.

Meconium stained liquor and meconium aspiration syndrome: the facts

health factsheet

Staff writers Not all babies who are born with meconium staining will develop meconium aspiration syndrome, but both must be watched and treated carefully.

Pictures of heartbreak and perfection

Busy mum gives birth at school

Will I be wrecked 'down there' after birth?

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Baby

What parents should know about paediatric dentistry

Melanie Hearse There’s more to paediatric dentists than just a few party hats and flat screens playing cartoons or the latest computer game, as one mum learnt.

Toddler

Saying no to the 'crap' parent label

LETITIA ROWLANDS Nobody is the perfect parent, but is it fair to label parents "crap" because their children aren't perfect angels 24 hours of the day?

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Lifestyle

Little girl's foul-mouthed ice bucket challenge viewed by millions

Melanie Mahoney It starts out innocently enough, but soon Scarlett-Rose Davis is letting loose with an emphatic swearword.

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Wellbeing

Managing personal space as a mum

Sarah Wayland In the midst of the early parenting years, our bodies and minds can seemingly be overtaken by our offspring. How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?

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