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When your sixth sense says you're pregnant

Some women say they knew they were pregnant before a test showed positive.

JO HARTLEY Is it possible for some women to intuitively know when they are pregnant before a test shows positive? Experts believe so.

8 ways morning sickness sucks

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SAMAN SHAD I'm a mum of three, and I've suffered terrible morning sickness three times now.

6 pregnancy side effects I didn't expect

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Without frightening anyone who is yet to navigate the pregnancy path, here are some things I didn’t expect when I fell pregnant.

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Morning Sickness more articles

Fired over morning sickness

It is illegal to discriminate against pregnant women in the workplace.

Jono Galuszka A New Zealand woman has been awarded compensation after she lost her job due to her morning sickness.

Morning sickness in late pregnancy: the facts

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Staff writers Even though morning sickness often stops in the second trimester, it can just as easily start again.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

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CATHERINE RODIE Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

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Stages of Pregnancy more articles

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

Women have been advised to stop drinking alcohol before they conceive.

EVELYN LEWIN While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?

Perks of being pregnant

Perks of pregnancy

Some talked about and not so talked about perks of being pregnant were shared in our forums. Click through to find out what they were.

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Beachside maternity shoot ends in best photobomb ever

The series shows the dolphin jumping behind the mum-to-be.

LETITIA ROWLANDS He thought he would simply take a beautiful photo of his pregnant wife next to the ocean.

Nutrition & Wellbeing more articles

The struggle - and joy - of carrying five babies

Kim Tucci at 24 weeks.

Heather McNeill A Perth mum is sharing the highs and lows of her quintuplet pregnancy on her blog.

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The cookbook for bizarre pregnancy cravings

Recipes from <i>Eating for Two</i> include mashed potato with caramel sauce, Oreos and toothpaste, and Mars Mar bacon burgers.

JO HARTLEY Recipes from the book include mashed potato with caramel sauce, Mars Bar burgers, steak with ice cream and chocolate olive cake.

Pregnancy stereotypes proved wrong with #7monthsawesome

Some of the photos shared with #7monthsawesome.

Staff writers Women have been posting their own pregnancy adventures under the hashtag #7monthsawesome.

Health more articles

One more thing to avoid while pregnant: listening to every piece of advice

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Olivia Campbell Even if you want to, you can't - because so much of the advice is contradictory.

Women advised to stop drinking when they stop birth control

No amount of alcohol is safe to consume during pregnancy.

Elahe Izadi The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report advising women to stop drinking alcohol as soon as they stop using birth control in a bid to prevent harm to unborn babies.

Why pregnant women should eat chocolate

Satisfy those cravings ... chocolate has found to be good for pregnant women.

LETITIA ROWLANDS In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.

Prepare for Baby more articles

Books to help toddlers prepare for a new baby

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Worried about how your toddler will handle having a sibling? These fun and colourful picture books will help them get used to the idea.

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Creative pregnancy announcements

Eviction Notice - we need the cot.

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

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Dad of four girls faints at gender reveal for fifth baby

Julio Pena and his wife Kari are expecting baby number 5.

Staff writers It was all too much excitement for this dad.

Baby Essentials Guide more articles

Five reasons not to miss the Essential Baby and Toddler Show

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From advice to entertainment, there are lots of reasons to make sure you get in early for your FREE tickets to this year's Essential Baby and Toddler Show.

CHOICE advice on baby hammocks, portable high chairs and booster seats

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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.

Choosing a family doctor and first aid course

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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.

Tools

Pregnancy Guide app

EB's iphone app has had an update - Pregnancy Week by Week updates straight to your phone - Now with a Contraction Timer!

Due Date Calculator

Congratulations, you're pregnant! So when is the baby due? Calculate your expected due date using Essential Baby’s Due Date Calculator.

Forums

Chat to other mums

Ask questions or offer advice to other expectant parents in our forum for mums.

What month are you due?

Join a due in group (DIG) and travel the pregnancy journey with other expectant mums at the same stage as you.

Guides

Weekly Guide to Pregnancy

A comprehensive, Australian week-by-week guide to your baby's development and the progress of your pregnancy.

Photos

Celebrity pregnancy and birth news

We keep an eye on the expectant stars, showing off their maternity style, and sharing the very latest pregnancy and birth news.

Wondersuit heaven: Bonds & Disney launch exclusive collection

Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

Great-great-grandma delivers great grandchild in her own home

''I've delivered calves, lambs, dogs and cats, but nothing like this.'' This 'Super Gran' calmly peeled the amniotic sac over her great-grandson's head before discovering the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck ... twice.

How to start teaching your kids road safety

It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

Microcephaly still a mysterious condition around the world

For parents, having a child with microcephaly can mean a life of uncertainty.

7 baby firsts you won't see on milestone charts

Here are a few 'other' baby firsts you may not have been expecting, but you'll want to be ready for.

Why it's important to vaccinate on time

My son was born on the 1 July 2014. It's a fabulous birthday, don't you think? Not only does the first of July ring in a new financial year, but it also means we've hit the year's half way mark.

Naturopath treatment allegedly left baby "days from death"

A naturopath whose treatment of a baby boy allegedly led to the infant being severely ill has pleaded not guilty to charges against her. 

Andy Murray's emotional speech to pregnant wife after Australian Open

A teary-eyed Andy Murray promised pregnant wife Kim he'd be on the next plane home after his turbulent two weeks at the Australian Open came to an end.

This toddler and his duck BFF will melt your heart

A small boy in the US has struck up a quacking good friendship with an unlikely companion ... his pet duck. 

Great news for coffee drinkers - caffeine is good for your heart

Researchers have found that, contrary to prior belief, caffeine does not cause health-threatening heart palpitations.

I always wanted children - but I've found other ways to be maternal

I've always been one of the most maternal women I know.

When only one parent wants to know the gender

For some couples you either both want to know the gender of your unborn baby, or you don't. For others, it's not that simple.

'No jab no play' could hurt disadvantaged children, experts fear

Tough new "no jab no play" laws could hurt children who have not been immunised due to family dysfunction, poverty, or poor access to medical support, experts warn.

Zika virus: Airlines offer refunds to pregnant women

Airlines and cruise companies across the world are offering refunds or travel credits to pregnant women who are scheduled to visit countries struck by the devastating Zika virus.

#meditateonthis: Mums fight back against PND ignorance

Not all women will require medication, but many will. And there isn't and shouldn't be any shame in that.

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