Conception

For some children, adoption is the best option

Deirdre Cheers Australia hasn’t a lot to be proud of when it comes to children in care. The impact of past child welfare policies, specifically the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal children, the Forgotten Australians who grew up in institutional care, and the injustice of forced adoption must always be remembered. It is a shameful history.

Pregnancy

E-cigarette vapour 'damaging for babies'

Pregnant women who smoke may harm their babies' brain development if they turn to e-cigarettes to satisfy their nicotine craving, scientists have warned.

What not to say to a pregnant woman

Be prepared to be misinterpreted, taken out of context and straight up misquoted.

Lauren Dubois If you've ever spoken to a pregnant woman, you'll know that rational thought isn't always present. Reason and common sense has gone the way of her waistline. Long gone.

The perfect train for pregnant women

Dad-to-be poses for pregnancy photo shoot

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

One more thing to avoid while pregnant: listening to every piece of advice

Birth

Dad takes multi-tasking to new levels and helps deliver baby while driving

Neelima Choahan 6:50am A woman gave birth in front of Melbourne's Mercy Hospital with the help of her multi-tasking husband who drove with one hand on the wheel and the other holding the baby's head as it pushed its way into the world.  

Melbourne dad takes multi-tasking to new levels and helps deliver baby while driving

A man helped his wife deliver their baby outside the Mercy Hospital for Women.

Neelima Choahan A woman gave birth in front of the Mercy Hospital with the help of her multi-tasking husband who drove with one hand on the wheel and the other holding the baby's head as it pushed its way into the world.  

Baby Joshua born in dad's ute

Dad accidentally films baby's surprise home birth

What to do if you are anxious about giving birth

When your partner misses the birth

Baby

Let's celebrate: Valentine's Day clothing & accessories for babies and toddlers

Suzi Catchpole 3:15am It's that time of year again and we've found all the cutest clothing and accessories for your Valentine's babies and toddlers.

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Toddler

Childcare changes: 45,000 families to lose out because of high childcare fees

JUDITH IRELAND About 45,000 families will be worse off under the Coalition's childcare reforms because they pay childcare fees that are higher than the upper limits of the government's new subsidy rate.

Snake found on bed at childcare centre

A red-bellied black snake.

Staff writers Childcare staff got a fright last week when they discovered a red-bellied black snake curled up on one of the children's beds.

Dad creates custom eyepatches for baby

The best baby photobombs

Mother hits out at Big W for 'sexualising' young girls

Spaghetti Toes: Life with a toddler

Lifestyle

Zika virus infects more than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia

7:11am More than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

Wellbeing

Parenthood - a love story

Ariane Beeston Parenthood will be as mad and fun and messy, as easy and hard and wonderful as you imagined it would be. When you met and dated and fell in love.