Conception

IVF patients in the dark over which clinics are least successful

HARRIET ALEXANDER 5:19pm Couples with fertility problems have little way of knowing which IVF clinics are the best performers despite significant differences between clinic success rates.

Pregnancy

Five lies you tell yourself when you're pregnant

Lauren Dubois You can see it all now: glowing mumma with her gorgeous babe ... you know exactly what you're going to be like. Or perhaps you know exactly what you're not going to be like.

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Birth

'I had a lotus birth and I loved it'

JO HARTLEY Lotus birthing is not all that common, but for a number of women it feels like the most natural thing to do.

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Graduation ceremony comes to new mum in hospital

Juliet Smith at her hospital graduation.

Staff writers Juliet Smith may only have been a mum for a few days, but she has already learned that babies do not always fit in with their mother's plans.

How to use gas effectively in labour

Doctor's mobile phone 'left inside c-section mum'

It's a ... boy! Couple welcomes son number 13

Woman who gave birth on flight didn't know she was pregnant

Baby

The one parenting tip that made all the difference

Ariane Beeston 2:52pm Amongst the useless, ill-informed advice we're given as new parents, many of us also receive nuggets of wisdom that make our lives just that little bit easier.

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Warnings after baby girl died while sleeping in bouncer

Leia-Mae Smith, who died at three months.

Staff writers Parents have been warned about the dangers of letting babies sleep in bouncers and swings following the death of a three-month-old girl.

Coping with fatigue as a parent

Yummy mummy: Nicole Trunfio breastfeeds baby on Elle magazine cover

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

Helping your first-born welcome a sibling

Toddler

Awesome outdoor play with My Cubby

Babyology Backyard cubbies have progressed from lean-tos made from an old tarp and a couple of branches to these magnificent mini houses.

Lifestyle

Margarita time

Keira Knightley welcomes first child

10:56am British actress Keira Knightley has become a first-time mother.

Woman found pushing dead son on swing 'would never hurt him'

Romechia Simms with her son, Ji'Aire Lee.

12:53pm A woman who pushed her dead three-year-old son on a playground swing for up to a day before she was found would never have done anything intentionally to harm her child, her mother claims.

The universal working mother experience

Have you seen these missing children?

Family expecting fourth set of twins

Couple forced to defend their decision to become parents

Wellbeing

Domestic politics

Why I felt guilty about having a cleaner

Elicia Murray 7:35am Coming home to a clean house was a pleasure – and yet, I felt uneasy.