Melissa Davey

Melissa Davey is a Health Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Manslaughter may count for unborn babies

Brodie Donegan with her 2 year old son Lachlan Ball and her 5 yr old daughter Ashlee.Brodie was hit by a car when she was 8 months pregnant and lost the baby who she named Zoe,2009.9th of feb 2013Photo: Jacky Ghossein

Anna Patty, Melissa Davey and Melanie Mahoney People could be charged with killing or hurting unborn children under a controversial new law set to be considered in Parliament.

Pioneering hospital marks 100 years of prenatal care

Royal Hospital for Women Ward 1940s.

Melissa Davey Men are terrible wimps, according to Stephen Steigrad, who worked at the Royal Hospital for Women for about 45 years. He retired as the hospital's director of reproductive medicine in July.

You're pregnant! But should you tell?

couple on phone

Melissa Davey After Kate Middleton and Prince William shared their baby news prematurely, due to a diagnosis of hyperemesis gravidarum, Melissa Davey asks how long a couple should wait until reveal they're...

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Hope for victims of killer pregnancy condition

Kristy Herd pictured with her five week old daughter Hayley who was born prematurely after Kristy developed Preeclampsia

Melissa Davey Affecting up to 10,000 Australian women each year, pre-eclampsia has few warning signs and can be fatal.

Language skills linked to mother's time in sun

Lyndal Powell

Melissa Davey Mothers with low vitamin D levels during pregnancy are twice as likely to have children who experience language difficulties requiring clinical treatment, Australian scientists have found in research...