When your partner misses the birth

There are ways for new dads to make up for missing out on the big moment.

While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

Kim Tucci before the birth.

LETITIA ROWLANDS An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Two police officers have delivered a baby girl on the side of a busy Melbourne road.

Jamie Duncan Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.

Baby shares birthday with mother and grandmother

Three generations share the same birthday.

Staff writers A US family now has three birthdays to celebrate on the same day in January.

Aussie mum gives birth on New York expressway

Marina Arthur and her eldest daughter Willow.

MARISSA CALLIGEROS An Uber delivery with a difference has seen a Melbourne woman giving birth in the back of a ride-share car in New York.

Homeless woman gives birth outside Vatican

The woman gave birth in St Peters Square, Vatican City.

Philip Pullella A homeless woman gave birth on a cardboard box just outside St. Peter's Square.

Birth photographer shares favourite images in emotional video

A still from the video.

Staff writers A photography company has shared a series of beautiful birth photos in a touching video.

Dad tweets epic story of daughter's home birth

baby girl Neomi

LETITIA ROWLANDS Twitter is not usually considered the best place to share the details of a birth story.


The twins born in different years

Twins born in different years - at least they will have a good story to tell at school.

Twins born in the US will never share a birthday because even though they were born just minutes apart, they were born in different years.

10 days late, baby Elliot was one of year's first babies

NSW's first born in 2016, Elliot Bevis, with parents Kathleen and Paul.

Phoebe Moloney Baby Elliot kept his parents waiting 10 days to be NSW's first newborn for the year.

Baby Sophie just couldn't wait to be born

Sophie Mary Butler, born December 11 2015.

Amy Mitchell-Whittington Baby Sophie Mary Butler couldn't wait to meet her family, with her mum giving birth to her in the hallway of their home, alone, two weeks before her due date.

One family's very special Christmas arrival

Queanbeyan's Christy Xinghua gave birth to aptly named son, Chris, at 12.56am on Christmas morning in the Canberra Hospital.

Katie Burgess When Christy Xinghua welcomed her infant son into the world in the early hours of Christmas morning, there was only one name that seemed to fit the bill.

Bread, milk, baby? Woman gives birth in supermarket carpark

The carpark where a woman gave birth.

Donna-Lee Biddle An expectant mother drove to a Hamilton supermarket on Tuesday and left with a baby in her arms.

Woman names her baby Uber

Uber will launch in Canberra in October.

A woman in the Indian capital has named her baby Uber after she gave birth in a taxi operated by the app-based company, a news report says.

Baby's short life gives Hope to transplant patients

Baby Hope and brother Josh.

Staff writers She died 74 minutes after she was born but baby Hope has given others a chance to live a full life.

New mum gives birth 15 hours after learning she was pregnant

Adele Redmond Most expecting parents have nine months to prepare themselves, but for one NZ couple, a life-changing surprise happened literally overnight.

Little girl's adorable reaction to meeting baby brother

The excitement of meeting her baby brother is too much for this adorable little girl.

CATHERINE RODIE Watch little girl's adorable reaction to meeting her little brother for the first time.

11-year-old delivers baby sister - then goes to school

Helping to deliver their sibling isn't something most children get to experience.

CATHERINE RODIE Schoolgirl Caitlin Burke was the only person on hand to help deliver the newest member of the family when her mum went into labour at home.


The moment Glenn McGrath thought he'd lost his wife and baby

Glenn McGrath has spoken about his fear of losing his wife and baby.

CATHERINE RODIE Australian cricket ledged Glen McGrath has spoken about the moment he thought he might lose his wife, Sara and their baby daughter, Madison.

Ryan 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald shares stillborn heartache

Fitzy and his wife BJ with sons Hewston, 5 and two-year-old Lennox.

CATHERINE RODIE Radio presenter Ryan 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald has opened up about losing his first daughter, who was born sleeping in 2008

The unusual things mums have done during labour

Tommitrise Collins didn't let childbirth stop her from completing a university exam.

EVELYN LEWIN While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.

How unborn Tia-Jane saved her own life by putting her foot in it

Adrian and Alysha McVeigh with their daughter, Tia-Jane.

Deidre Mussen Tiny Tia-Jane's super-human fight for life started when she put her foot in it.

Woman, 47, finds out she's pregnant an hour before giving birth

Judy and Jason Brown with their surprise daughter.

LETITIA ROWLANDS At 47 years of age, pregnancy was the last thing on Judy Brown's mind.


Is this the cutest ever wedding crasher?

Best friends Bernadette Turner and Melissa White on the very big day.

LETITIA ROWLANDS He may be only a few weeks old, but baby Hunter Anderson has already proved that he doesn't like to miss a good party.

Half-time baby tops off All Blacks win

Daniel Pearce with his baby girl, Isla Jamie Pearce, born during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Elton Rikihana Smallman Moments after All Blacks first-five Dan Carter converted a magnificent try in the corner, baby Isla Jamie Pearce was born.

A birth story with twice the joy

Jule's twin girls shortly after birth.

Jule Scherer The days after giving birth were busy with recovering and finding our way as parents of two gorgeous premature girls.

Cecelia becomes first mum to give birth at Sydney train station

Woman gives birth at Auburn train station.

INGA TING Sydney Trains customer service duty manager Matthew Ward had been in the job for six months when he found himself helping to deliver the first baby ever born in a Sydney train station.

Viral 'bun in the oven' couple welcome son at 24 weeks

The couple celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary at Niagara Falls earlier this year.

Staff writers They were first introduced to the world when their 'bun in the oven' pregnancy announcement went viral.

The moment a woman gives birth on a flight

Flight attendants cradle the premature newborn moments after birth.

A video shows flight attendants helping deliver a premature baby as a woman gives birth during a flight from Bali to Los Angeles.

Mum gives birth to India's heaviest baby

The newborn weighed 5.97kg at birth.

Barcroft Media An Indian woman has given birth to a baby boy weighing a whopping 5.97kg, setting a new record for the country's heaviest baby.

'I've had my baby early - it's 26 weeks'

Colleen Costante and Lucas after the early home birth.

AAP A mum who gave birth at 26 weeks at home was one of those giving thanks on Victoria's inaugural "Thank a Paramedic Day".

How I came to have an unassisted home birth

Raidah Shah Idil

RAIDAH SHAH IDIL Am I a home birth advocate? No. I am an advocate for women choosing the birth they want.

Couple shares beautiful photos of home birth


Melanie Mahoney In Brazil, more women are having caesareans - but one couple hopes to help change that with a new series of photos.

Baby's birth in car caught on police video

Dad and his new baby.

Staff writers It was not your average traffic stop, that's for sure.

Mum in labour carjacked on the way to hospital


LETITIA ROWLANDS There are many things an expecting couple can do in a bid to make sure their trip to hospital goes as smoothly as possible when the big day comes.

The miracle mum who lost nine litres of blood during childbirth

Staff writers A mother who almost died during the traumatic premature birth of her fifth child has been reunited with her baby girl just weeks after doctors feared she would not survive.

Baby born at New York's World Trade Centre

New York Port Authority police officer Brian McGraw who helped deliver baby Asenat at the World Trade Centre.

JOSHUA JAMERSON The first baby born at the new World Trade Centre was delivered yesterday on a concourse inside the $3.9 billion transportation hub.

Couple's million dollar bill for premmie baby born on holiday

'Only time will tell for sure, but things are looking positive': Kylie with premmie Phoenix.

LETITIA ROWLANDS An Australian couple could face a medical expenses of more than $1 million after their baby boy was born three months prematurely while they were holidaying in Hawaii.

Husband films mum giving birth in moving car on freeway

Speedy delivery: Lesia and Jon Pettijohn with Josiah.

LETITIA ROWLANDS An incredible birth video shows a mother delivering her own baby as her husband drives along a freeway in a vain attempt to reach hospital.

The tiny twins who were strong from the start

Twins Oscar and Sam were born by emergency caesarean section at 28+2 weeks gestation.

Ellen Arnold I cried when a specialist told me at exactly 28 weeks that our twin boys would have to be born within 48 hours.

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Amber Pangborn gave birth alone and started a fire before being rescued.

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

6kg baby breaks records at Qld hospital

Ipswich's Jake McGuire was born weighing 13 pounds, 6 ounces.

A bub weighing more than six kilograms has been born in a Queensland hospital.

Graduation ceremony comes to new mum in hospital

Juliet Smith at her hospital graduation.

Staff writers Juliet Smith may only have been a mum for a few days, but she has already learned that babies do not always fit in with their mother's plans.

Doctor's mobile phone 'left inside c-section mum'


Staff writers A new mum claims a doctor left his mobile phone inside her after delivering her baby via caesarean section.

It's a ... boy! Couple welcomes son number 13


Letitia Rowlands "It's a boy!" That's the phrase Kateri Schwandt has heard in labour delivery ward for the 13th time in her life.

Woman who gave birth on flight didn't know she was pregnant


Letitia Rowlands When a couple boarded a flight on Sunday, they had no idea they would be parents by the time the plane's wheels hit the tarmac again.

What time of day are most babies born?

morning baby

Lena H. Sun Most babies in the United States are born on a weekday, with the highest percentages delivered between 8am to 9am, and from noon to 1pm.

'We never thought we'd have a bubba': sister-in-law gives amazing gift

Baby Georgia.

Mike Watson In 2007, Natasha Banks was given a heartbreaking diagnosis - and she didn't think she'd ever get to be a mum.

When labour doesn't happen and you're induced


KERRI SACKVILLE I never actually went into labour - so by 42 weeks I was booked in for induction.

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'Paralysed bride' becomes a mum

Rachelle and her husband Chris with their daughter, Kaylee.

Staff writers Rachelle Friedman Chapman was preparing to marry the man of her dreams when tragedy struck four years ago.


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Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

Great-great-grandma delivers great grandchild in her own home

''I've delivered calves, lambs, dogs and cats, but nothing like this.'' This 'Super Gran' calmly peeled the amniotic sac over her great-grandson's head before discovering the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck ... twice.

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Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

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I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

Microcephaly still a mysterious condition around the world

For parents, having a child with microcephaly can mean a life of uncertainty.

7 baby firsts you won't see on milestone charts

Here are a few 'other' baby firsts you may not have been expecting, but you'll want to be ready for.

Why it's important to vaccinate on time

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Naturopath treatment allegedly left baby "days from death"

A naturopath whose treatment of a baby boy allegedly led to the infant being severely ill has pleaded not guilty to charges against her. 

Andy Murray's emotional speech to pregnant wife after Australian Open

A teary-eyed Andy Murray promised pregnant wife Kim he'd be on the next plane home after his turbulent two weeks at the Australian Open came to an end.

This toddler and his duck BFF will melt your heart

A small boy in the US has struck up a quacking good friendship with an unlikely companion ... his pet duck. 

Great news for coffee drinkers - caffeine is good for your heart

Researchers have found that, contrary to prior belief, caffeine does not cause health-threatening heart palpitations.

I always wanted children - but I've found other ways to be maternal

I've always been one of the most maternal women I know.

When only one parent wants to know the gender

For some couples you either both want to know the gender of your unborn baby, or you don't. For others, it's not that simple.

'No jab no play' could hurt disadvantaged children, experts fear

Tough new "no jab no play" laws could hurt children who have not been immunised due to family dysfunction, poverty, or poor access to medical support, experts warn.

Zika virus: Airlines offer refunds to pregnant women

Airlines and cruise companies across the world are offering refunds or travel credits to pregnant women who are scheduled to visit countries struck by the devastating Zika virus.

#meditateonthis: Mums fight back against PND ignorance

Not all women will require medication, but many will. And there isn't and shouldn't be any shame in that.

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