• When you're under pressure to have a baby

    Family, friends, and even, in some instances, complete strangers can feel the need to weigh in with advice on when you should have kids. How should you deal with it?

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  • The pros and cons of organising your own baby shower

    One mum-to-be contemplates what she wants, and does not want, at her self-organised baby shower.

    Planning your own baby shower has some benefits.
  • The cheat's guide to raising kids

    The government might be willing to pay for childcare from qualified people, so why shouldn't parents themselves be eligible? Here's a quick outline of a suggested syllabus.

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  • Misery loves Facebook

    Facebook users are often criticised for only showing the positive, fun parts of their lives. But what about when it swings the other way, when someone uses it for the purposes of ranting about their children all the time, never posting anything positive?

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  • What you need to know about inductions

    One in four women face being induced to bring on labour. There are many reasons for it, and a few ways to make it happen, but it's always best to ask your doctor lots of questions before going ahead with an induction.

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Conception

Meditation for fertility: one woman's story

Melody McCabe When a couple is desperate to become parents but are faced with disappointment month after month, anything which might help them is welcome. But can meditation really assist with fertility?

Pregnancy

Boy oh boy, it's a girl

9:00am This mum regrets sharing the news of her baby's gender so soon and enthusiastically.

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Birth

Special delivery: mum gives birth in Coles

Melanie Mahoney It hadn’t been on her shopping list, but one mum returned home from her trip to Coles with a very special item: a baby.

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What you need to know about inductions

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JODI GIBSON One in four women face being induced to bring on labour. There are many reasons for it, and a few ways to make it happen, but it's always best to ask your doctor lots of questions before going ahead with an induction.

Labour pain relief may reduce risk of postnatal depression: study

How to use birth pools safely

Woman crucified on Facebook for 'boasting' about natural birth

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

Baby

Your baby's first trip to the dentist

Jen Ng You shouldn't be anxious about your child's first trip to the dentist. Here are some tips for making it a positive experience.

Toddler

Sophie-May Dixon on why she spray tans her daughters Princess Bliss and Precious Bell

LETITIA ROWLANDS Forget trips to the park or play centre. This mum prefers to take her daughters, aged just two and four, to the beauty salon.

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Facebook mums' group helps save toddler's life

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CATHERINE RODIE When a doctor told Kerry Grycuk that her toddler was suffering a middle ear infection, she turned to a Facebook group for advice. It may have saved her daughter's life.

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Toddler causes a stink on plane

Toddler's adorable impersonation of pregnant mum

Fighting tooth decay in babies and toddlers

New app keeps tabs on your kids at childcare

Lifestyle

No Bubs Behind Bars: showing asylum seeking children we care

Emma Salkild The majority of children in immigration detention spend a minimum of nine months waiting for asylum. One Facebook group is doing what it can to support those kids and their parents.

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Wellbeing

Dita Von Teese creates lingerie range for new mums

Melanie Mahoney Dita Von Teese has ventured into the world of maternity lingerie, creating a new line of bras and pants for new mums.

Should new mums be given a supply of the morning after pill?

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CATHERINE RODIE A UK group has called for new mums to be given the morning after pill after a study revealed that there's some confusion about how quickly a woman can get pregnant after birth.

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I'm a mum, and I'm fighting cancer

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