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.
JO HARTLEY When we share the news that we're expecting we usually expect a positive response. So what happens when this isn't the case?
Clare Sibthorpe How do you create an original pregnancy announcement and gender reveal? You turn to Britney Spears.
Jessica Bartlett As I roll into the second half of "Pregnancy: The Sequel", here is breakdown of the differences I have found thus far.
JO HARTLEY From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.
LIVIA GAMBLE This bizarre snack takes the cake (of soap) when it comes to weird pregnancy cravings.
Aileen Nakhle Are the dietary guidelines for pregnant women all that different around the world?
Cydonee Mardon Bree O'Malley has a cancer diagnosis, a rare blood condition, kidney and liver failure and other complications. And she is pregnant with triplets.
Ana Swanson A new study suggests that the month you were born has a connection with the diseases you might develop in your lifetime.
Heidi van Dort For a handful of women, pregnancy brings a cure for conditions they suffered long before they conceived.
Justin Wolfers For the first time in forever - or at least in over a century - Elsa has become a popular name in the United States.
Melanie Mahoney Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.
Dr Erin Bowe When told that they are having a 'big baby', many women have a lot of fears. But those fears are often unfounded.
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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.
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