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 I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.
Suzi Catchpole It has to be the most original way ever of promoting a children's book donation day.
Brady Dennis When a group of researchers studied nearly 3500 mothers and their babies, they noticed a curious pattern.
Alison Bowen Kate Moser is one of the many women who suffer depression and anxiety while pregnant.
AAP Expectant mothers are shunning their vegies, but still believe they're eating well, says an Adelaide university study.
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Dr Erin Bowe Many expectant mums are routinely tested for group B strep (GBS) in the third trimester of pregnancy - but not all choose antibiotic treatment.
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.
Julie Scherer 12:11pm Call me boring, but I don't think that when it comes to choosing my twins' names is the right time to use a good pun.
Suzi Catchpole It's one way to make your baby stand out from the pack – giving them not one, but two first names.
MEGAN BLANDFORD My husband was sure that Danger was a good option for a boy. And as the pregnancy progressed, it actually started to sound really good.
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