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

Why we chose a 'wacky' name for our child

Rachel Halliwell 10:43am When we named our middle daughter Merrily, my husband and I knew we had hit upon a moniker that would set her apart from the crowd.

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Birth

Couple brave blizzard after mum goes into labour at home

When Sarah Browning began having contractions on Monday, while a blizzard outside her door made world headlines, she assumed it was false labour.

How to raise your pain threshold in labour

Your pain threshold isn't actually set to low, high or somewhere in between - it can vary.

Angela Tufvesson Your pain threshold isn't actually set to low, high or somewhere in between. It can depend on range of psychological factors like perception, environment and education.

Infection kills mum one week after birth

Mum assists in own caesarean surgery

Dads in the delivery room apparently make birth more painful: study

Natural pain relief in the early stages of labour

Baby

Why I breastfed my son until he was three

Anne Theriault The fact that I not only breastfed my son, but breastfed him for three and a half years, seems pretty incredible in retrospect.

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Toddler

Family's heartbreak as dad can only help one sick twin

LETITIA ROWLANDS 3:24pm It's a heartbreaking dilemma no parent should ever have to face: you have two gravely ill children, but only possess the power to help one.

Successful peanut allergy trial brings hope of cure

Lifesaving research: At the end of the trial 80 per cent of the children could eat peanuts without any reaction.

Kate Hagan, Health Reporter 1:06pm More than 80 per cent of children with peanut allergies were able to tolerate peanuts after a new treatment by Melbourne researchers.

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

How to handle common childhood regressions

15 thoughts mums have during a tantrum

Toddler aggression not caused by language delays after all: study

Wellbeing

The mum who's made modelling history

SARAH BERRY 7:55pm An American mum has shown that one mould does not fit all as she is the first size 24 model to be signed to a major agency.

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More to a happy marriage than date nights

Keeping the spark in your marriage can be tricky once you are parents.

Heidi Stevens Look for ways and moments to make your partner beam with pride. Watch your kids light up when they hear kind words about the people they cherish most.

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

Mum causes a stir by taking a stand against leggings

My mother was a chronic hoarder

New study: The most dangerous sex position revealed