Conception

Why men need to shape up for pregnancy too

Paula Goodyer 8:09am What does a would-be father's waistline have to do with the health of his future children?  

Pregnancy

Dad-to-be poses for pregnancy photo shoot

4:04pm "My wife didn't want to take maternity pictures, so I hired a photographer and took her place," Redditor DruishPrincess69 wrote when he shared these photos online. The 'manternity' shoot has since gone viral, and has been shared thousands of times all over the world.

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Birth

When your partner misses the birth

2:28pm While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

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Jo DuMond Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

What pregnant women around the world pack in their hospital bag

Couple serves up placenta pizza to celebrate birth

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Baby

Baby's future imagined in cute photo series

3:28pm A French dad has captured his 3-month-old daughter, June, in a series that shows her in outfits of different professions in order to show the possibilities ahead of her. The dad, Malo, says that he, his wife and a few friends work quickly to avoid tiring the baby out.

Adorable photo series of sleeping baby

Wengenn in Wonderland

3:02pm Freelance photographer and mum Sioin Queenie Liao has created an adorable photo series of her sleeping son, Wengenn in Wonderland. Using only household items, Liao dresses Wengenn for the shoot before nap time, then works her magic while he sleeps. Liao has photographed over 1000 scenes of her son; from Tarzan to toy soldier, Wengenn has many adventures up his very cute sleeve.

Safari-themed nursery ideas

Personalised baby gifts

Geeky baby gear

Designer baby clothes

Toddler

Spaghetti Toes: Life with a toddler

4:09pm Martin Bruckner is dad to Harper, 3, and creator of spaghetti-toes.tumblr.com, a blog that features illustrations of the funny things overheard in his home. Some are said by his daughter, some by him, some by his wife ... but they're all bizarre, and very funny.

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Lifestyle

Babies with drawn-on eyebrows

4:03pm Instagram is abuzz with a trend: parents drawing eyebrows on their babies with eyebrow pencil or eyeliner. Is it funny? Or just plain silly? Here are some of the best - and funniest - we've seen.  

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Then and now: brothers recreate childhood photos

Luxton brothers

3:22pm Luxton brothers Joe and Geb have gone to painstaking lengths to recreate old family photos from their younger years. Click through to see the details they included in their new shots, from wardrobe choices to the family dog, with even their uncle getting in on in the act.

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Classic films drawn for kids' books

Perth hospital mistakes cancerous tumour for "behavioural issues"

Lucky escape for mum and bub after snake found in couch

Dad's funny parenting Post-Its

Wellbeing

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

NEDAHL STELIO So who's with me? You know meditating is one of the best things you can possibly do for yourself.

How household chores can double as a workout

You might as well get a workout while doing household chores.

Pamela McIntosh If there's less than a slim chance you'll find time to get out for a jog or to hit the gym today, take heart in knowing that household chores contribute to the calorie equation.

Alternative Valentine's Day cards

Funny Mother's Day Cards

If all hit songs were about parenting

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'