• Handling baby jet lag

    In order to try to make sense of the baby jet lag, here are my notes on this exhausting time – and how we eventually got the hang of it all, with a few tips from the experts.

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  • Sperm donor fights for rights as father

    George Deka, Kerrie Hancox and their two daughters may seem like a conventional family of four. However their story is actually so modern that the nation's legal system is yet to catch up with them. 

    Kerrie Hancox, George Deka and daughters Clare and Ella.
  • Onesie that might save babies from SIDS

    A onesie which keeps track of a baby's temperature, heartbeat and breathing patterns is promising to help new mums and dads sleep easier.

    Heart, breath and temperature sensors are sewn into the TechBeach onesie.
  • Hungry, ratty, angry... you must be hangry

    Are you prone to making bad or rash decisions? Do you sometimes struggle to think clearly? You could be suffering from a new affliction.

    Better reach for that sandwich: being hangry can lead to poor parenting.
  • Twins saved by surgery before birth

    Just 15 weeks into her first pregnancy and carrying twins, Jo and her husband Troy were given a terrible choice: terminate the pregnancy, or have surgery on the twins in utero in an attempt to save their lives.

    Jo with her twins Amy and Maddy.

Conception

Sperm donor fights for rights as father

LETITIA ROWLANDS George Deka, Kerrie Hancox and their two daughters may seem like a conventional family of four. However their story is actually so modern that the nation's legal system is yet to catch up with them. 

The benefits of pre-conception genetic testing

Julie Cini, spinal muscular atrophy disease carrier whose twin daughter died of the disease at one year old.

Nicky Phillips and Amy Corderoy A new Australian company is offering pre-conception genetic testing for 145 diseases so couples can learn if they are unwitting carriers of disorders which may be passed on to their future babies.

The new way to meet your baby's other parent

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

Polycystic ovary syndrome: symptoms, treatment and your fertility

'Rarest of rare cases': intersex woman has twins

Pregnancy

Twins saved by surgery before birth

AMANDA DUNN Just 15 weeks into her first pregnancy and carrying twins, Jo and her husband Troy were given a terrible choice: terminate the pregnancy, or have surgery on the twins in utero in an attempt to save their lives.

Dads wear empathy bellies to 'experience pregnancy'

LETITIA ROWLANDS Mums-to-be exhausted from the physical demands of pregnancy often lament how they wish men would have more appreciation of the difficulties that come with being heavily pregnant.

40 old-fashioned baby names coming into vogue again

Finding baby name inspiration in unusual places

The middle name game

Indigenous midwives break down the barriers

Birth

Taking a look at birth centre care

Belinda Peters Deciding where to have your first baby is a personal, and often confusing, decision.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

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CATHERINE RODIE While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

A rare glimpse inside the womb

What's the best position for giving birth?

Mum tries doing 'Thriller' dance to bring on labour

It's time to stop the home birth stigma

Baby

Megan Gale uses "salt therapy" for son's sniffles

LETITIA ROWLANDS 10:28pm When a baby is suffering with the sniffles, concerned parents will try just about anything to help their little ones feel better.

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Toddler

The gadget that alerts parents when kids stray too far

Babyology 9:00am This ingenious product is an example of prevention being better than cure - particularly when it comes to missing children.

Lifestyle

Family kicked off flight after toddler seatbelt drama

11:07pm An entire family was kicked off a Cathay Pacific flight when a misbehaving toddler refused to put his seatbelt on.

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Wellbeing

Shallow water blackout kills fit, healthy dad

LETITIA ROWLANDS A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.