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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New mum gives birth 15 hours after learning she was pregnant

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Summer essentials for babies and toddlers

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Special childcare help for parents on irregular hours

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.


Sole parent Lisa Le faces deportation – with or without her toddler

JULIE POWER 2:34pm Lisa Le is stuck in the hardest place in the world for a parent.


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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