Conception

Adoptive mums and dads can get new parent depression too

Nancy Maes Adopting a child is supposed to be a joyous event, but for some mothers it is far from a Hallmark moment.

Fertility clinic offers egg donors $5000

A breakdown of the $5,000 figure paid to egg donors includes costs linked to consultations, counselling, transport to the hospital, time off work and follow-up visits.

Craig Butt, Health Reporter A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.

Healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man died

The parents getting videos of their babies right from conception

IVF egg donor: 'Honesty is the most important thing'

Dads' smoking before conception increases asthma risk

Pregnancy

Double-take maternity photos go viral

Letitia Rowlands Women everywhere would love for their partners to understand what their bodies go through during pregnancy.

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Birth

We need better post-birth care for new mums

KASEY EDWARDS Most people underestimate the postpartum period of recovery, both physically and psychologically. And doing so can be detrimental in many ways

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Baby

What not to say to a first-time mum

Lauren Dubois That mum who's doing her very first 1km sprint is also struggling. She's just not as fit as you. She's not trying to compete with you, she's just trying to finish her race.

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Toddler

My life as the mum of twins

Virginia Woodruff My neighbour told me, "We didn't want multiples. No offense." I get it. That's how I was before I had twins.

Lifestyle

Cobie Smulders speaks about her battle with ovarian cancer

Ann Oldenburg 12:42pm The 'How I Met Your Mother' star has revealed that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 25 - and was told she'd never conceive naturally.

Wellbeing

Why suicide prevention is everybody's responsibility

AMY CORDEROY 12:37pm Everyone agrees we need to do more to care for people at risk from suicide, the problem is what.