Conception

The fertility battle we don't talk about

KERRI SACKVILLE “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 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

8 celebrities speak out about their home births

Jenny Schafer 5:22pm Hollywood is having a baby boom - and some of our favourite celebrity mums are welcoming their little ones at home.

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

How to tell if your child has a speech or language problem

Elise Baker and Natalie Munro 10:43pm  Left untreated, children who start school with speech and language difficulties face an increased risk of reading and writing difficulties, more bullying, poorer peer relationships and less enjoyment of school. So, what should parents expect of children at different ages?

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

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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

Coping with a bolter

Building on your child's character strengths

When loving siblings fight

Lifestyle

Mum saves stranger's baby by smashing car windshield

Melanie Mahoney 12:16pm A woman is being hailed a hero after breaking a car windshield to get to a baby locked inside a hot vehicle in Texas on Monday.

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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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