Conception

Starting a family despite a low sperm count

Michelle Duff 4:35pm "I'd never really failed a test - how could I fail this particularly manly test?"

How special surgery and IVF can create a post-vasectomy baby

Expecting: Glenn McGrath and Sara Leonardi-McGrath.

INGA TING Cricket legend Glenn McGrath and his second wife Sara are expecting their first child together, thanks to IVF and a delicate surgical sperm retrieval process that helped the couple to conceive.

Dad-to-be's heartwarming reaction to pregnancy news

The pain of not having babies and not knowing why

Twins' paternity case leads to very unexpected results

I gave birth to my brother’s baby

Pregnancy

What you need to know about pregnancy and health insurance

Staff writers 3:04pm It's not just waiting periods that couples need to consider - there are other factors to consider when thinking about health insurance.

7 things you might not know about postnatal depression

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Megan Blandford Despite its widespread nature, there is still a great amount of mystery surrounding PND - and it's important to try unravelling as much of that as we can.

10 things to consider when you're thinking about trying for a baby

How belly bands can help during pregnancy

8 tips for hiding your pregnancy

Overeating in pregnancy: no more 'eating for two'

Birth

'I had a lotus birth and I loved it'

JO HARTLEY Lotus birthing is not all that common, but for a number of women it feels like the most natural thing to do.

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Graduation ceremony comes to new mum in hospital

Juliet Smith at her hospital graduation.

Staff writers Juliet Smith may only have been a mum for a few days, but she has already learned that babies do not always fit in with their mother's plans.

How to use gas effectively in labour

Doctor's mobile phone 'left inside c-section mum'

It's a ... boy! Couple welcomes son number 13

Woman who gave birth on flight didn't know she was pregnant

Baby

Coping with fatigue as a parent

JODIE BENVENISTE 2:47pm Sleep deprivation is a real hazard of caring for a baby. But there are ways to manage the challenges of fatigue better.

Toddler

Awesome outdoor play with My Cubby

Babyology Backyard cubbies have progressed from lean-tos made from an old tarp and a couple of branches to these magnificent mini houses.

Lifestyle

Appliances

Faulty washing machines linked to house fires

HANNAH FRANCIS 9:25am More than 80,000 faulty Samsung washing machines pose a fire threat in homes throughout Australia despite a nationwide recall of the machines.

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Wellbeing

A very 21st century issue: parents, parks and smart phones

CATHERINE RODIE 12:08pm It's not all the parents, and it's not all the time, but there is often at least one doing it. And sometimes, that 'one' is me.

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I'm a mum and I'm following my dreams

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Thuy Yau I want my kids to know that no matter what happens in life, you can still be who it is that you've always wanted to be.

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'Mum bods' stealing the 'dad bods' limelight

This is the test that could save your life

My struggle with endometriosis

Does parenthood make us happier?