Conception

Finding a positive path through IVF

VICTORIA BIRCH It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Pregnancy

Top boy/girl twin name combinations

According to nameberry.com, the current top 10 names for girl and boy twins in the US all have matching first initials.

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Birth

European holiday one week, motherhood the next: student gives birth to surprise baby

Melanie Mahoney At 22, two years into a uni degree, Kate Hudson, took a dream trip around with Europe with friends. She didn't realise she was going to be a mum by the end of the month.

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The facts on inductions

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Staff writers Here's what you need to know about inductions, including the common reasons for having one, how they are done, and the risks.

The business of babies around the world

Trying to speed up the inevitable

Mum learnt she was pregnant hours before giving birth

'Bucket list baby' dies in mum's arms

Baby

Childhood around the world

LINDY ALEXANDER 12:22pm It can be easy to assume our ideas around childhood are universal, but they are particular to where we live, as these practices show.

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Why I don't breastfeed, if you really must know

Emily Wax-Thibodeaux

Emily Wax-Thibodeaux Truth was, I really didn't want to see milk coming from anywhere other than the store. If it did, it would mean there was still a chance I wouldn't survive.

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The best and worst month of my life

Great gift ideas for first birthdays

Working out without worry: tips for using a gym creche

Mum photographs newborns in imaginative portraits

Toddler

New app helping in the search for childcare

Gayle Bryant 7:42am A new app is allowing childcare centres to manage absences and available spots with ease. It even promises to help families save money!

Lifestyle

Man jailed for crash that killed unborn baby

Shannon Tonkin 3:55pm A man has been jailed for eight years for causing a car crash that killed a woman's unborn baby.

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Wellbeing

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Nicola Fifield Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.