• When you're under pressure to have a baby

    Family, friends, and even, in some instances, complete strangers can feel the need to weigh in with advice on when you should have kids. How should you deal with it?

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  • The pros and cons of organising your own baby shower

    One mum-to-be contemplates what she wants, and does not want, at her self-organised baby shower.

    Planning your own baby shower has some benefits.
  • The cheat's guide to raising kids

    The government might be willing to pay for childcare from qualified people, so why shouldn't parents themselves be eligible? Here's a quick outline of a suggested syllabus.

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  • Misery loves Facebook

    Facebook users are often criticised for only showing the positive, fun parts of their lives. But what about when it swings the other way, when someone uses it for the purposes of ranting about their children all the time, never posting anything positive?

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  • What you need to know about inductions

    One in four women face being induced to bring on labour. There are many reasons for it, and a few ways to make it happen, but it's always best to ask your doctor lots of questions before going ahead with an induction.

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Conception

Meditation for fertility: one woman's story

Melody McCabe When a couple is desperate to become parents but are faced with disappointment month after month, anything which might help them is welcome. But can meditation really assist with fertility?

Pregnancy

The pros and cons of organising your own baby shower

GREER BERRY One mum-to-be contemplates what she wants, and does not want, at her self-organised baby shower.

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Tips on what to pack in your hospital bag

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Natalie Feulner and staff writers Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little, and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.

Mum sacrifices an eye for her unborn baby

In your genes: who will your baby look like?

The not-so-accidental pregnancies

What baby name style are you?

Birth

Special delivery: mum gives birth in Coles

Melanie Mahoney It hadn’t been on her shopping list, but one mum returned home from her trip to Coles with a very special item: a baby.

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What you need to know about inductions

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JODI GIBSON One in four women face being induced to bring on labour. There are many reasons for it, and a few ways to make it happen, but it's always best to ask your doctor lots of questions before going ahead with an induction.

Labour pain relief may reduce risk of postnatal depression: study

How to use birth pools safely

Woman crucified on Facebook for 'boasting' about natural birth

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

Baby

Your baby's first trip to the dentist

Jen Ng You shouldn't be anxious about your child's first trip to the dentist. Here are some tips for making it a positive experience.

Toddler

Sophie-May Dixon on why she spray tans her daughters Princess Bliss and Precious Bell

LETITIA ROWLANDS 8:40am Forget trips to the park or play centre. This mum prefers to take her daughters, aged just two and four, to the beauty salon.

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Facebook mums' group helps save toddler's life

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CATHERINE RODIE When a doctor told Kerry Grycuk that her toddler was suffering a middle ear infection, she turned to a Facebook group for advice. It may have saved her daughter's life.

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Toddler causes a stink on plane

Toddler's adorable impersonation of pregnant mum

Fighting tooth decay in babies and toddlers

New app keeps tabs on your kids at childcare

Lifestyle

Woman 'embarrassed' by porcelain dolls scare

It seemed extraordinarily creepy and disturbing - but police now say it was all just a misunderstanding.

'Forgotten baby syndrome' can happen to any one of us

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Julia Watson When my third child was two months old, I strapped her into her car seat, then promptly forgot all about her. But she survived, unharmed, because it was winter, and I was lucky.

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One in two mums, one in four dads experience discrimination at work

'Cannabis saved my son': a toddler's transformation

Parents who lost all three children in MH17 disaster issue heartbreaking tribute

Mum in business: Kristy Chong

Wellbeing

I'm a mum, and I'm fighting cancer

Terri Rupar I know that, for a mum with cancer, I have it relatively easy. But it still sucks.

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When you're under pressure to have a baby

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JO HARTLEY Family, friends, and even, in some instances, complete strangers can feel the need to weigh in with advice on when you should have kids. How should you deal with it?

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In my beauty bag: Zoe Foster-Blake

Misery loves Facebook

When differing parenting styles end a friendship

Why we need better support for men after miscarriage