Fertility clinic offers egg donors $5000

Craig Butt, Health Reporter A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.


Pregnant women need good nutrition advice, not judgment

Karen Charlton and Catherine Lucas Pregnant women are under pressure to do all the "right things" to have a healthy child. It results in women feeling judged about their decisions.


Five posterior babies, four home births

Sarah Dennis I was on a high. I'd done it all by myself with no help from anyone.


Deaf newborn hears mum's voice for the first time

LETITIA ROWLANDS 2:37pm For the first nine weeks of his life Elijah Cook had felt his mother's warmth and enjoyed her loving cuddles. 


Expectations vs the reality of making a toddler's clothes

Amanda Hooton Note to self: less sewing, more life. Not the party dress, but the party. The toddler, as usual, has it all figured out.


Model mum Sarah Stage shares post-baby selfie

Staff writers 11:40am Most new mums would recoil at the thought, but Sarah Stage has shared a post-pregnancy selfie just four days after giving birth.



Overcoming the utter grief of losing your mother

EMMA MACDONALD 2:28pm Leigh Van Der Horst thought she may never recover from her loss. Instead, she reached out to motherless mothers across the world to heal her sorrow.