Conception

'Is that baby yours?'

Marie Holmes She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Why we chose to adopt a child with Down sydrome

Kari Wagner-Peck with hr husband Ward and their son.

Kari Wagner-Peck Everyone in foster care (and really in life) has something that makes them more vulnerable. We just know what our son's is.

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Jaime King reveals her struggle to become a mum

The truth about IVF

How do surrogate mothers cope post-birth?

Please don't say I'm lucky because I was adopted

Pregnancy

Top baby names for Western Australia in 2014

CANDICE BARNES Parents who named their newborns Oliver or Emily in WA last year were right on trend.

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Birth

Infection kills mum one week after caesarean

8:50am A "catastrophic" infection has claimed the life of a Wellington nurse only seven days after she gave birth to a 14-weeks premature son.

Baby

A jab to my heart - but so worth it

GREER BERRY One of the worst things you have to consider as a new parent is the thought of a stranger giving your beautiful, soft, squishy perfect little mini human a jab with a needle.

You just had a baby

Ashlee Gadd and her baby.

Ashlee Gadd I know your to-do list is never finished. I know you’re exhausted. And frustrated. And overwhelmed ... and thankful, and happy and tired.

Object of desire: Curvy mums make clever babies

Is my baby normal?

Parents, don't be too hard on yourselves

How strangers are helping a mum's wish come true after her death

Toddler

Help - my three-year-old has started throwing tantrums

John Rosemund My daughter never went through the "terrible twos" but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday.

Lifestyle

Mother tries to sell baby in China

9:07am A Chinese mother has been charged with human trafficking for allegedly conspiring with a doctor to sell her baby boy for more than $A8000, media have reported, the latest case highlighting the country's lucrative child market.

A look at 'normal' for the average Australian

It's pretty good, sure - but can we see one that doesn't also have some other country's flag on it? As long as it's easily translated to tattoo form we should be fine.

MARC MONCRIEF 8:58am You are 37, and a woman. You have a son and a daughter, aged six and nine. You live in a three-bedroom, free-standing house. You have about $200,000 still to pay on your mortgage. You are the statistically average Australian today.

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Rosie Batty named 2015 Australian of the Year

Sonia Kruger welcomes baby girl

China's gender imbalance 'most serious' in the world

22 handy hints for better living at home

Wellbeing

My mother was a chronic hoarder

Erin O'Dwyer Erin O'Dwyer looks into the secretive and disturbed world of the hoarder, through the eyes of a child.

New study

The most dangerous sex position revealed

Risky sex: 'Woman on top' responsible for half of all penile fractures in the bedroom.

Sarah Knapton This position is responsible for half of all penile fractures during sexual intercourse.

For a brief time, I was touched by an angel

Video: 'I jiggle therefore I am'

How my grief became my gift

15 steps to a healthier you