Essential Baby's top 5 articles of 2017

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Photo: Shutterstock 

What a year it's been. We've covered the funny side of being a parent, along with the heart-wrenching stories, tales of survival and of course, what we are best known for; critical and up-to-date information about all concerning pregnancy, birth and what comes next.

Even though we've published a few thousand articles in the past year, there are of course some clear winners when it comes to how many people read, responded and shared. Here are our top 5 articles for 2017.

1. Woman almost dies after unborn baby kicks a hole in her womb

Most heavily pregnant women at some stage feel like their baby is going to bust right on through. The story about how it actually happened to a person captivated everyone. It's our top-ranking article for the year.

Read the article here.

2. The 200 most popular baby names of 2017

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Baby names are an endless source of interest to our readers and everyone wanted ot know what the top 200 for 2017 so far, were.

Read the article here.

3. 'My friend pronounces her own baby's name incorrectly'

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People were torn between a parent's right to call their child whatever they choose, and the 'unbearable' mispronunciation of a French name. Polarising!

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Read the article here.

4. Mum shares a message for the women who hated her birth announcement

Photo: Facebook/Amber Stone Williams

Photo: Facebook/Amber Stone Williams

A raw and heart-wrenching story about one mum's journey to motherhood. 

Read the article here.

5. 24 baby names on the verge of extinction this year

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Of course there had to be another baby names article in the top 5 and this one's all about the names no-one is using.

Read the article here.