Conception

Many women shunning contraception

Harriet Alexander and Brigid Delaney Women who underestimate their fertility are turning away from contraception, often resulting in unintended pregnancies.

Single, 51 and pregnant

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LETITIA ROWLANDS Tracey Kahn didn't realise she wanted to become a mother until she was well into her 40s. Now 51, she is pregnant with her second child.

When to have sex to get pregnant

When a friend's baby joy is a painful reminder

The truth about sperm tests

Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples

Pregnancy

The danger of comparing yourself to pregnant celebrities

Jo Moir Researchers have found an unhealthy link between images of pregnant celebrities and the effect they have on women's attachment to their unborn babies.

Birth

Woman fights off robber, then gives birth

LETITIA ROWLANDS 5:16pm A thief in the US got more than he bargained for when he try to rob a woman who was nine months pregnant because he figured she would be an easy target.

Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

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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

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

Morning sickness in late pregnancy: the facts

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Baby

Living with an alcohol dependent mother

This is a personal story of growing up with a mother dependent on alcohol. After going through a smooth recovery process, she relapsed years later.

6 things that shocked me about having a baby

The first year of parenting is a steep learning curve.

Moata Tamaira As embarrassing as some of these things are, I feel like I should share them, just in case it saves some other soon-to-be mum or dad from having to do the "what the hell is this now?" face like I did.

First ISOFIX compatible childseat goes on sale in Australia

Video: Baby's first birthday is a special day for mum, too

The Boon Naked collapsible baby bath

Hot air balloon mobiles perfect for the nursey

Toddler

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

Jen Ng 5:12pm 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

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PINKY MCKAY It’s common for toddlers to show a preference for either parent, and it will pass. Here are some ways to deal with it in the meantime.

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Coping with a bolter

Building on your child's character strengths

When loving siblings fight

Video: Toddler not keen on clean-shaven dad

Lifestyle

Baby Dylan recovering well after spending five days alone

LETITIA ROWLANDS 2:03pm  For up to five days he lay alone after his mother died of a suspected drug overdose, but eight-month-old Dylan Micallef has made an incredible recovery.

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Wellbeing

How can we prevent homicide-suicide?

Samara McPhedran, Li Eriksson and Paul Mazerolle The tragic deaths of the Hunt family has raised public interest in homicide-suicide and how we can prevent it.

How I started to recover from my husband's suicide

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Alex Aulich When Damien died, I was heartbroken not only for myself, but also for him and our baby. I wondered how I was ever going to put his suicide into words for her.

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Controversial trainer offers to get mums fit for free

The words I hated hearing as new mum

Mother guilt a big hurdle for working mums

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children