Parents seek biological child after embryo mix-up

BEVAN HURLEY AND STEVE KILGALLON A New Zealand couple are seeking answers after their embryos were swapped in a mix-up at a Thai fertility hospital and their surrogate gave birth to someone else's child.


Dad orders surrogate mother to abort baby

Commercial surrogacy is legal in many US states.

LETITIA ROWLANDS A man who is paying a surrogate mother to carry his child has demanded the woman abort a baby, or face financial ruin, after learning she is pregnant with triplets.

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The new Instagram baby name trend

Staff writers 11:31am Of course, some of those were already names, but we would probably say that Kelvin wouldn't have risen in popularity on its own.


New mum gives birth 15 hours after learning she was pregnant

Adele Redmond Most expecting parents have nine months to prepare themselves, but for one NZ couple, a life-changing surprise happened literally overnight.


Summer essentials for babies and toddlers

Suzi Catchpole 10:55am A safe and happy summer in Australia means a few essential products for babies and toddlers, who we need to take very special care of in the sunshine and heat.


Why parents will sympathise with this family's photo fail

LETITIA ROWLANDS 5:22pm I can imagine the scenario on the day of politician Andrew Leigh's family Christmas photo shoot now. 

Special childcare help for parents on irregular hours

Parents who work irregular hours will not miss our on childcare subsidies under the forthcoming Jobs for Families package.

Adam Gartrell, National Political Correspondent Special arrangements will be put in place to ensure parents who work irregular hours – such as fly-in fly-out workers – don't miss out on the Turnbull government's new childcare subsidy.

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Parents to get random 'spot checks' on work hours in Coalition plan

JUDITH IRELAND 4:19pm Families will be subjected to random "spot checks" from the government to make sure they are reporting their work hours accurately under the Coalition's new childcare plan.


Why I took anti-depressants after my first baby

Yumi Stymes I'm no expert on mental health. But from my experience, a crucial step in getting well is knowing that it's okay to ask for help.

How to cope when you switch to one income

Going from two incomes to one after having a baby can be a shock.

MARK BOURIS What happens when your household goes from two incomes to one? This could be because you are having children, taking time off to study, dealing with medical issues or you've been retrenched.

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