Dad-to-be poses for pregnancy photo shoot

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"My wife didn't want to take maternity pictures, so I hired a photographer and took her place," Redditor DruishPrincess69 wrote when he shared these photos online. The 'manternity' shoot has since gone viral, and has been shared thousands of times all over the world.

Dad-to-be Ryan Gosling memes

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With a baby on the way for Ryan Gosling and his wife Eva Mendes, we thought it was only necessary to see just how good of a dad Ryan could be - juggling his wife and baby.

What they don't tell dads-to-be about the big day

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Neil Lyndon Only one in 20 fathers now avoid being in the delivery room when their baby is being born. The rest, I guarantee, are desperately telling themselves to be brave and wondering where to look.

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The sweet antidote to the 'bumbling dad' ad stereotype

Ashleigh Gleeson Sick of seeing dads portrayed as bumbling, clueless fools on TV? So were the creators of this ad campaign, which aims to acknowledge the caring moments of fatherhood that often go overlooked.

From penis amputation to fatherhood

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Vivian Ho After a botched circumcision as a child, Mike Moore was left without a penis. Years later, and after meeting the right surgeon, he was able to become a dad - naturally.

A great dad, but not a super hero

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AMBER ROBINSON If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between the roles mothers and fathers play in the family home, this photo – or the public’s reaction to it – illustrated it entirely.

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Couvade syndrome: when dads have pregnancy pains too

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Libby Hakim Insomnia, nausea, tiredness and indigestion. While they’re not the most wonderful part of pregnancy, they usually don’t come as a surprise – unless it’s the dad-to-be who’s the one suffering.

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Melanoma sufferer Nick Auden, behind 'Save Locky's Dad' campaign, dies

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CAROLINE ZIELINSKI The father behind the extraordinary online campaign "Save Locky's Dad" has lost his battle with melanoma.

Dad-to-be's dying wish to meet his daughter

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MICHELLE DUFF All Jared Noel wants is to hold his baby girl before he dies. Thanks to the kindness of strangers he has a chance.

For the dad who has everything: the beer spa

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Chris Owen A Queensland business is offering a treat for dads this Father's Day: the craft beer full body treatment spa.

Etsy finds for Father's Day

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Babyology If you’re planning on hunting down something a little less run-of-the-mill for Dad this Father’s Day, then we have one word for you: Etsy.

A new daybreak in our lives

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MATT CALMAN I've been waiting a long time to write this, but now I'm at a bit of a loss for words to describe finally meeting our second daughter.

Hate the toaster? It’s time for an affair

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Staff Writers The founder of an infidelity website has warned that mothers who went unappreciated yesterday may seek an extramarital affair.

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Don't panic, it's organic

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Ashley Walmsley As our pregnancy progresses, an important question has arisen: will we be organic parents?

On the way

The perambulator calculator

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Ashley Walmsley Ashley Walmsley's blog, On The Way, looks at life through the eyes of an expectant dad. Here, he describes the difficulty of finding the perfect pram ...

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Awkward dads

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Weird, wrong or just plain creepy - these are the awkward family photos Dad doesn't want you to see.

Dads' postnatal depression goes undiagnosed

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LAKSHMI SINGH Around one in 20 dads are diganosed with PND - but many more with the condition go undiagnosed and untreated.

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You know you're a dad when...

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JOSEPH KELLY Remember when all you had to do to leave the house was slip on some footy shorts, a pair of thongs and shut the door behind you? Here are a few signs you may have a dose of fatherhood.

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Top 10 myths about baby making

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Being Dad Given the average couple can take over 10 months to fall pregnant, we thought it fitting to present 10 myths about conceiving.

Secret men’s business

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Adele Horin Alan Chavez usually thinks nothing of abseiling down a 30-storey building to clean the windows. But after his daughter Luanna was born 11 months ago, the ''rope access technician'' became a bit concerned.

What if you wanted a baby but your partner didn't?

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Terry Barnes The law is in the way when spouses disagree on becoming parents.

Father role linked to teen boys' behaviour

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Amy Corderoy Teenage boys with a father figure in their lives are seemingly less likely to engage in delinquent behaviour, a US study has found. But lacking a father figure does not have a similar effect on girls.

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Being Dad trailer DVD 2

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Being Dad Being Dad 2 is all about the real work - bringing the baby home and coping, as a new family. We follow 6 dads, and gain tips that will help you become a better dad. No doubt.

Dad-to-be: Bonding with baby

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So you've been told you're going to be a dad. You might think there's nothing you can do just yet, but it's never too early to start bonding with your baby.

Father's Day Gift Guide

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Father's Day gift guide for the dad who has everything.

Sex during pregnancy

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Being Dad Sex during pregnancy is a topic that needs a great deal of consideration, exploration and debate. If there is one thought in that vacuous mind of his, its sex. He’s a man, he’s capable of thinking about sex during a funeral, a football game or during dinner at your parents house.

The Can't do man

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Being Dad If a guy tells his partner he isn’t interested in sex or can't do it during pregnancy it is often perceived that he just doesn’t find her attractive any more. It’s not true, don’t believe it.

The Can do man

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Being Dad The can do man is up for it, day or night, all the way up to the birth which is fabulous if you actually have a sex drive but a nightmare if sex is the last thing on your mind.

Being Dad book extract

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An extract from the “Being Dad” book (Allen and Unwin)

Who is Being Dad? (FOR HER...)

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Intro Who are these clowns to be telling you about pregnancy?

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Toddler attacked at gym creche

Two-year-old girl Eva Ness was left with a black eye and bite marks on her face and body after an altercation with an older child at a health club's child-minding facilities. Now her parents are calling for the centre to be closed.

Carseats have twice as many germs as a toilet

Most parents know their child's carseat is not always squeaky clean, but they might not realise just how dirty it really is.

Doctors remove foetus from 'medical marvel' after 36 years

Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years.

Nine months in six seconds: new parents' Vine clip a hit

We’ve seen some memorable time-lapse pregnancy and birth announcement videos before. Now one new couple has taken it to the extreme, capturing it all in just a six-second Vine video.

Sonia Kruger speaks of baby joy

Celebrity mum-to-be Sonia Kruger has spoken candidly about using donor eggs and IVF to fall pregnant at age 48.

Dressing to not impress: life through the eyes of a three-year-old

When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: “I don’t want to look beautiful.” And now I've worked out why.

Special nappies made with love for angel babies

Angel Baby Nappies make and provide tiny bereavement cloth nappies for pre-term stillborn babies and premature babies who pass away in the NICU.

Inside the brain of a tantruming toddler

What's going on in your child's mind in the lead-up to a tantrum? And what’s the best way to respond?

5 secrets to a long-lasting relationship

When it comes to keeping your relationship strong, it’s what you do - and not what you want - that really matters.

When 'furbabies' meet real babies

I am obsessed with my dogs, and can't imagine loving them any less once my baby arrives. But that doesn't stop everyone from telling me I will.

The least popular baby names of 2013

Looking for a baby name that’s nowhere near the top 10 – or even the top 1000? Try the bottom five.

'I was so sleep deprived I crashed my car'

There are no laws regulating driving while tired, but statistics show that driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll.

Why are there so few sexy maternity bras?

Rather than feeling ashamed of their post-baby bodies, women should be free to buy lingerie that makes them look attractive and pretty - no matter what stage of life they're in.

Toddler Alliyah one step closer to first trip home

She has lived the first 14 months of her life in a hospital intensive care unit, but Alliyah Broadby's parents hope to finally take their little girl home with them.

'Put people before IVF profits': IVF pioneer Alan Trounson

IVF could be done for hundreds of dollars in Australia instead of $8500 if clinics stopped charging what ''the market will handle'', a pioneer of the technology says.

Expectant parents urged to swap the pub for bub

Nearly one in five women drink while pregnant, but a current campaign is trying to drive down that unhealthy statistic.

Nutella supplies threatened by bad weather

There's bad news for fans of Nutella, the gooey, chocolatey hazelnut spread.

The cost of growing your own vegies

Does it make financial sense to grow your own veggies, or are you better off ordering produce from the local food co-op?

Breastfeeding mums less likely to suffer from PND, but all need support

A new study has shown the a complex relationship between a mother’s intention to breastfeed, her ability to do so, and postnatal depression.

The #loveyourlines Instagram account taking on body issues

A new Instagram account, LoveYourLines, has put the call out for to change the way we view stretch marks.

Mum gets diploma 51 years after being thrown out of school over pregnancy

Sandra Lantz was about six months pregnant and four months from graduation when she was forced to leave high school. Now, more than half a century later, she has finally graduated.

The lowdown on male midwives

How would you feel about having a male midwife assist your baby's birth? For a growing number of mums, the idea is a reality - and the experts all agree that it's something that should be encouraged.

Bomb threat at daycare centre

Worried parents took to social media yesterday after their children's daycare was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Unusual celebrity baby names

Celebrities love to use their imaginations when it comes to naming their kids! Here's a gallery of some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

5 fears I've overcome since becoming a mum

Motherhood has a way of putting any phobias you had pre-parenthood into perspective: you either realise they’re a pointless waste of energy or they simply vanish in a sleep-deprived haze.

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Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ‘no more tears’ shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they’re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend – me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum – I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

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Mum gives birth at school

A video of a three-year-old taking the ice bucket challenge has gone viral, but many aren't impressed.

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