Finding a positive path through IVF

VICTORIA BIRCH It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.


Top boy/girl twin name combinations

5:51pm According to, the current top 10 names for girl and boy twins in the US all have matching first initials.



European holiday one week, motherhood the next: student gives birth to surprise baby

Melanie Mahoney 11:03am At 22, two years into a uni degree, Kate Hudson, took a dream trip around with Europe with friends. She didn't realise she was going to be a mum by the end of the month.

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The facts on inductions


Staff writers Here's what you need to know about inductions, including the common reasons for having one, how they are done, and the risks.

The business of babies around the world

Trying to speed up the inevitable

Mum learnt she was pregnant hours before giving birth

'Bucket list baby' dies in mum's arms


Childhood around the world

LINDY ALEXANDER 12:22pm It can be easy to assume our ideas around childhood are universal, but they are particular to where we live, as these practices show.


Why I don't breastfeed, if you really must know

Emily Wax-Thibodeaux

Emily Wax-Thibodeaux Truth was, I really didn't want to see milk coming from anywhere other than the store. If it did, it would mean there was still a chance I wouldn't survive.

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The best and worst month of my life

Great gift ideas for first birthdays

Working out without worry: tips for using a gym creche

Mum photographs newborns in imaginative portraits


Warning about Children's Panadol dosage

LETITIA ROWLANDS The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a safety advisory warning parents about confusion when using the dosing syringe supplied with Children's Panadol.

Tiny golfer won't let disability hold him back


LETITIA ROWLANDS When Joe Morrisey and his wife Marcia found out their unborn son would face life with a physical disability, they were understandably concerned about what his future might hold.

Best picks for baby and toddler shoes

What toddlers say versus what they really mean

When is the best age to start potty training?

Meningococcal kills Queensland toddler


Will and Kate's baby due in April

Julian Drape It's been confirmed Prince George's little brother or sister is due to arrive in April.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

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Peta Doherty Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O’Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

This baby minion costume just won Halloween

Father's sentence for shaking his baby doubled on appeal

Partner doesn't want sex? Try doing the vacuuming

Troubled couple yearning for a baby heal after crash


Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Nicola Fifield Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.