Conception

Why one expert says young men need to freeze their sperm

JO HARTLEY 11:16am We often read about women being advised to put their eggs on ice - but is it time men started the doing the same with their sperm?

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Pregnancy

Mum puts 15-minute labour down to 'fit, not fat' pregnancy

Staff writers 5:08pm A 15-minute labour sounds like the thing dreams are made of. But for this Aussie mum of five, it was a reality.

Birth

Toilet truths after giving birth

EVELYN LEWIN The thought of going to the toilet after giving birth is often feared, but there are ways to make it less painful.

Baby

Every parent knows the 'poo face'

LETITIA ROWLANDS Every parent knows that moment - your baby's facial expression suddenly changes to one of concentration and it can mean only one thing.

10 things I wish my pre-baby self knew

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Sharday Stirton I look back at my pre-baby self and laugh at how ridiculously easy I actually had it. I remember complaining about how tired I was and how little time I had.

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When newborn photoshoots get messy

The parenting do-over: what six parents did differently second time around

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

Toddler

Toddler poisoned by hand sanitiser

JULIA MEDEW 8:03am Doctors are warning people to be careful with alcohol-based hand sanitisers after a three-year-old suffered severe alcohol poisoning.

Lifestyle

'Memo to Eric: we've already got children': Penny Wong on gay marriage

Lisa Cox, James Massola 5:35pm She's the South Australian senator who keeps her private life private. But not today.

Wellbeing

Twin sisters give birth on the same day

Staff writers 1:16pm Like many twins, Katie Bowden and Amy Meredith-Davies have celebrated a lot of milestones together.