Conception

When a friend's baby joy is a painful reminder

Melody McCabe It can be difficult to celebrate other people's pregnancies when you are struggling to conceive.

The truth about sperm tests

One man shares his experience of undergoing sperm testing.

Justin McCabe One man shares his advice about the part potential dads-to-be need to play when a couple is seeking fertility treatment.

Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples

Why 'egg freezing parties' aren't such a crazy idea

A daughter's search to find her sperm donor father

Stigma still attached to IVF

Pregnancy

Nausea, cravings, weight gain - and that's just the dad-to-be

Letitia Rowlands Dad-to-be Harry Ashby says he is the first man in the UK to take sick leave due to pregnancy illness after being diagnosed with Couvade syndrome.

Birth

Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

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

At last: Andres Hernandez, Maria Herrera and Pablo.

MIKI PERKINS After a long struggle to have a baby, Maria Herrara was willing to do anything to become a mother - including being confined to a hospital bed "head down, bum up" for four months of pregnancy.

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

Morning sickness in late pregnancy: the facts

Tearing during delivery: the facts

The lowdown on male midwives

Baby

Mum causes stir breastfeeding on train

DANIELLE COLLEY “To the woman breastfeeding her kid on the train. Seriously! On the train?" began the letter of complaint.

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Toddler

Video: Toddler not keen on clean-shaven dad

Letitia Rowlands This little girl thought she was taking part in a standard game of peek-a-boo, but her dad had a surprise for her.

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Overcoming a fear of the dark

There are ways to help your toddler overcome their fear of the dark

Jennifer Chung A toddler's fear of the dark is very normal, but there are ways parents can help children through this stage in their development.

Kids, TV and movies: how young is too young?

The day Supernanny came to tea

Mum and two-year-old create masterpieces together

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Lifestyle

Tales from the homefront

Moata Tamaira When you're at work you sort of assume that your house is basically just sitting there quietly doing nothing until you return. However, since spending my days at home, I've learned this couldn't be further from the truth.

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Wellbeing

The words I hated hearing as new mum

Natalie Reilly It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

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