Conception

Many women shunning contraception

Harriet Alexander and Brigid Delaney Women who underestimate their fertility are turning away from contraception, often resulting in unintended pregnancies.

Single, 51 and pregnant

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LETITIA ROWLANDS Tracey Kahn didn't realise she wanted to become a mother until she was well into her 40s. Now 51, she is pregnant with her second child.

When to have sex to get pregnant

When a friend's baby joy is a painful reminder

The truth about sperm tests

Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples

Pregnancy

Mum's thyroid levels in pregnancy linked to maths skills

Laura Donnelly 4:05pm Children who are bad at maths may have started behind their peers due to their mother's hormone levels in pregnancy, a study suggests.

Birth

Woman fights off robber, then gives birth

LETITIA ROWLANDS A thief in the US got more than he bargained for when he try to rob a woman who was nine months pregnant because he figured she would be an easy target.

Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

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Michele Munz There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

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The patient wait for "miracle" baby Pablo

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

Morning sickness in late pregnancy: the facts

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Baby

Breast or bottle - no need to feel guilty

RACHEL BROWNE 7:14am One mum was so concerned about the pressure put on women to breastfeed at all costs, she decided to write a book about it.

Toddler

Video: Two-year-old tells mum off for laughing at her

Jen Ng This little girl is not happy that her mum started laughing during her performance - so she tells her exactly how she feels about it.

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When your child prefers one parent

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PINKY MCKAY It’s common for toddlers to show a preference for either parent, and it will pass. Here are some ways to deal with it in the meantime.

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Coping with a bolter

Building on your child's character strengths

When loving siblings fight

Video: Toddler not keen on clean-shaven dad

Lifestyle

Are we 'oversharenting' our children?

Jennifer Morton 3:04pm Many modern parents are creating a digital footprint for their children before their little ones can even speak, but are they going too far, too soon?

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Wellbeing

The 'no children' wedding invite

DANIELLE COLLEY 12:12pm It was the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends, and she had invited me to be her bridesmaid. It was quite an honour. But there was one problem.

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