Natural selection: Jayne Cornwill with daughter Emmerson.

I paid $50,000 to have a girl

This time my husband and I hadn't taken any chances. We had paid $50,000 and travelled 13,000 kilometres to make sure the baby growing inside me was female.

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Why do women get questioned about their plans for more children?

Babies: don't judge me on the number

Mums are often questioned about their plans for more children. One mum asks why women are judged over the number of children they choose to have.

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Birth rates across the nation have been falling since 2008.

Birth rates falling under financial strain

Birth rates around the country have been falling since the global financial crisis struck in 2008, with Victorians having fewer babies than the rest of the nation.

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