Conception

The fertility battle we don't talk about

KERRI SACKVILLE 5:26pm “You’re nowhere near menopausal,” my doctor cheerily informed me, and my heart sank. I don’t want to live with worry about pregnancy anymore.

Many women shunning contraception

A dislike of the contraceptive pill is leading to women risking unwanted pregnancies.

Harriet Alexander and Brigid Delaney Women who underestimate their fertility are turning away from contraception, often resulting in unintended pregnancies.

Single, 51 and pregnant

When to have sex to get pregnant

When a friend's baby joy is a painful reminder

The truth about sperm tests

Pregnancy

Delivery room surprises: when gender predictions are wrong

Kym Campradt 11:56am Out of all the questions asked of mums-to-be, “Do you know what you're having?” would be right up there in popularity. Sometimes,

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Birth

Woman fights off robber, then gives birth

LETITIA ROWLANDS A thief in the US got more than he bargained for when he try to rob a woman who was nine months pregnant because he figured she would be an easy target.

Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

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Michele Munz There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

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The patient wait for "miracle" baby Pablo

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

Morning sickness in late pregnancy: the facts

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Baby

Finding your tribe as a new mum

DANIELLE COLLEY 2:16pm How was my renegade mother's group different from my first? They were my kind of people. My tribe.

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Following your child's emotional roadmap

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LETITIA ROWLANDS 3:02pm Psychologist Angharad Candlin will guide parents through their child's emotional development during her seminar at the Essential Baby and Toddler Show in Sydney this weekend.

Dying mother saves baby's life with her last breath

Breast or bottle - no need to feel guilty

First ISOFIX compatible childseat goes on sale in Australia

Video: Baby's first birthday is a special day for mum, too

Toddler

Video: Two-year-old tells mum off for laughing at her

Jen Ng This little girl is not happy that her mum started laughing during her performance - so she tells her exactly how she feels about it.

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When your child prefers one parent

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PINKY MCKAY It’s common for toddlers to show a preference for either parent, and it will pass. Here are some ways to deal with it in the meantime.

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Coping with a bolter

Building on your child's character strengths

When loving siblings fight

Video: Toddler not keen on clean-shaven dad

Lifestyle

Are we 'oversharenting' our children?

Jennifer Morton Many modern parents are creating a digital footprint for their children before their little ones can even speak, but are they going too far, too soon?

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13 ways to reuse your baby's old crib, high chair, toys and more

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Brian Koerber Not only can you create new and interesting pieces that tell a story and hold countless memories, but you can help save the planet in the process.

William Tyrell's family thanks searchers

The mystery of William Tyrell, little boy lost

Baby Dylan recovering well after spending five days alone

Video: Love from a mum with Alzheimer's

Wellbeing

The 'no children' wedding invite

DANIELLE COLLEY It was the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends, and she had invited me to be her bridesmaid. It was quite an honour. But there was one problem.

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