Some mums are left physically and emotionally depleted, with nothing left to give, long after giving birth.
Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings.
A 61-year-old woman has reignited debate around motherhood and when women are deemed "too old" to become mums after giving birth to a daughter seven months ago.
There's no doubt that Ashley French adores her children.
Today something happened to me that really got me thinking, something that made me truly think about and appreciate my body and all it has done for me.
The last thing we need is another way to categorise mums and the parenting decisions we make.
Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.
Motherhood doesn't mean you can't indulge in a few DIY pampering treats.
Mums of daughters often complain (light-heartedly) that their little one is a real 'daddy's girl'. While it might sound like a throw-away line, research has revealed there could be some truth to the statement.
Stay-at-home dads remain relatively rare in Australia, and even these men spend slightly less time on child care than their working wives, new research shows.
Blood isn’t always thicker than water when it comes to motherhood. Cosima Marriner meets three women who made a choice to mother children to whom they didn’t give birth.
We spoke with Justine Flynn, brand director and co-founder of Thankyou, about the family business and raising son Jedediah (Jed), 20 months.
A heartfelt letter from a mum to her nine-week-old son has a struck a chord with working mothers everywhere.
Jacinta Tynan empathised with Professor Robert Kelly when his kids barged in on his TV interview. Like many women, she's been there.
With more and more jobs demanding time away from home, it’s not only fathers who are flying in and out of the nest.
Public debate about the difficulties and costs of managing work and family is still solely centred on women, writes Jane Gilmore.
For the second time Roslyn Campbell is using alternative finance to advance her business.
I will never deny the fact that grief has a place when you give birth to a child who brings a set of circumstances very different to what you imagined. Because for nine months, I thought I knew my Georgie.
"Life has a funny way of giving you what you need when you need it the most."
In Australia, around 57 babies are born prematurely (before 37 weeks) each day. EB member Jannette tells her story about her twin sons, who were born at 24 weeks.
Essential Baby member Erin Law is a mum of three. Her daughter Bailey has autism, and Erin has Asperger's Syndrome herself. A year after her diagnosis, and on World Autism Awareness Day, she shares her story.
Essential Baby member Emma Bigwood always loved dogs - and now she's making a difference by helping save the lives of many canines. She shares her story.
As part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we share a story from EB member Julia Watson, who has a daughter with Down syndrome. She recalls the ways her little girl has changed their family for the better ...