Without frightening anyone who is yet to navigate the pregnancy path, here are some things I didn’t expect when I fell pregnant.
LIBBY HAKIM It wasn't a pregnancy test or missed period that told me I was pregnant with my second baby; it was too early for those things. A doner kebab told me I was going to be a mum again.
Letitia Rowlands Dad-to-be Harry Ashby says he is the first man in the UK to take sick leave due to pregnancy illness after being diagnosed with Couvade syndrome.
Jono Galuszka A New Zealand woman has been awarded compensation after she lost her job due to her morning sickness.
Staff writers Even though morning sickness often stops in the second trimester, it can just as easily start again.
CATHERINE RODIE Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.
Catherine Rodie There are many reasons a mum-to-be might want to keep her pregnancy news under wraps.
Feel like a bit of a Friday morning cry fest? This video of a blind woman getting to "see" her unborn baby could leave you a bit teary.
Ariane Beeston A watched womb never labours ... or at least mine didn't.
Jo Hartley The reality is that during pregnancy we actually don’t need to consume copious amounts of extra food.
CATHERINE RODIE For women suffering from chronic morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum, pregnancy can be the roller coaster from hell.
Pregnant women who switch to "healthier" organic milk may be putting the brain development of their unborn babies at risk, experts have claimed.
Some pregnant women swear by belly bands, but are they really useful and safe?
CATHERINE RODIE What does your baby need to grow up healthy? The experts give their advice.
CATHERINE RODIE New research suggests that taking specific pregnancy probiotics could be the answer to a range of common pregnancy side effects.
Staff writers 3:04pm It's not just waiting periods that couples need to consider - there are other factors to consider when thinking about health insurance.
Megan Blandford Despite its widespread nature, there is still a great amount of mystery surrounding PND - and it's important to try unravelling as much of that as we can.
Staff writers Before you start tracking your menstrual cycle and reading up on the best positions to get pregnant, there are a few other things you may want to consider.
From advice to entertainment and the chance to win great prizes, there are lots of reasons to make sure you get to this year's Essential Baby and Toddler Show.
CHOICE Confused about what's okay and what's not? The CHOICE experts explain what you need to know about keeping your baby safe.
CHOICE The CHOICE experts suggest things to think about when choosing a doctor for your baby, and which first aid courses are best for parents.
EB's iphone app has had an update - Pregnancy Week by Week updates straight to your phone - Now with a Contraction Timer!
Congratulations, you're pregnant! So when is the baby due? Calculate your expected due date using Essential Baby’s Due Date Calculator.
The numbers are in and we can now bring you the 2014 top baby name list for Australia.
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