Carl Zimmer It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.
Sophie Gallagher It was the moment a moment Kate Bullen will never forget. The successful 22-year-old was kicking goals at university, had become a board director of her student union, and was busy planning her bright future. And then she found out she was pregnant.
JULE SCHERER A couple of weeks ago Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced that she is expecting identical twin girls in December.
Caterina Giorgi and Sarah Ward How much do you know about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders? Test your knowledge with these facts.
JOHN COLLETT Expectant travellers risk having their travel insurance rendered worthless because of the tight restrictions on mothers-to-be.
LETITIA ROWLANDS From leaving your car keys in the fridge to forgetting what you need as soon as you step into the supermarket, baby brain gets blamed for a host of mishaps when a woman is in the later stages of pregnancy.
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.
Heidi van Dort For a handful of women, pregnancy brings a cure for conditions they suffered long before they conceived.
First time mum Katie Dickens faced more hurdles than most to bring her baby girl into the world.
Staff writers Baby Theo is now a happy, healthy eight-month-old, but his mother will never forget how close she came to losing him.
LETITIA ROWLANDS When Lisa McNally developed a terrible itch at 28 weeks pregnant, her doctor assured her was normal. Nothing could have been further from the truth.
Jule Scherer In the first couple of weeks since we learned that we're having twins, I've become an "expert" (of the shallow Google kind) on the subject.
Makira Hill Michaela McNally didn't just miss the birth of her baby girl, but also the precious first week of little Maggie's life.
As the winter chill starts to arrive, NSW Health is urging pregnant women to get their flu shots.
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.
JO HARTLEY Women can experience many unexpected changes in pregnancy, including darker pigmentation known as "the mask of pregnancy".
Melanie Hearse Faux pregnancy announcements have long been a go-to April Fools joke. This year a meme popped up to deliver a lecture about the insensitivity of the prank - but opinion is divided on its validity.
Sarah Knapton The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using 4D ultrasound scans, research has found.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Model Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".
Brooke Tasovac The blood type and Rh factor of a pregnant woman and the father of her baby has all kinds of implications for their unborn child.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Pregnant women will for the first time have access to locally analysed, accurate, non-invasive pre-natal genetic testing when the first Australian clinic to offer the services opens its doors next week.
AMANDA DUNN Just 15 weeks into her first pregnancy and carrying twins, Jo and her husband Troy were given a terrible choice: terminate the pregnancy, or have surgery on the twins in utero in an attempt to save their lives.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Mums-to-be exhausted from the physical demands of pregnancy often lament how they wish men would have more appreciation of the difficulties that come with being heavily pregnant.
Fiona McGill A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.
Karen Kaplan Researchers have identified a common substance that makes smokers much more likely to kick the habit - money.
Angela Tufvesson When you're expecting, it often seems like everyone is keen to offer advice about what you should and shouldn't do in the interests of your health and wellbeing.
Emma Beckett and Zoe Yates Our parents teach us what to eat, but this process begins well before the fight to get toddlers to eat their vegies - even back in the womb.
Michelle Fay Cortez Women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution during their third trimester of pregnancy may be twice as likely to have an autistic child, a study found.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Most mums-to-be consider it one of the best parts of pregnancy - taking a peek as your growing baby wriggles and kicks during ultrasound examinations.
Stacey Gladman A dangerous trend is seeing more mothers-to-be declining a relatively simple and painless test to check for gestational diabetes.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Mental health support organisations BeyondBlue and the Smiling Mind have launched Mind the Bump, an app which aims to help manage the stress of pregnancy.
Jen Ng Video: Timelapse captures 42 week pregnancy in 1 minute
Jamie Hancock Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.
Monica Tischler "It's been devastating but it just means there will be a bit of a fight, that's all."
Meeri Kim A new study proposes that, like a strong cup of coffee, ice may give those with insufficient iron a much-needed mental boost.
Catherine Rodie Health professionals have been baffled by the causes of pre-eclampsia for decades. But new research may be able to shed some light on it.
Staff writers Oligohydramnios is when the amount of amniotic fluid is too low in pregnancy. Learn what the symptoms are and how it is treated.
Staff writers Polyhydramnios is when the amount of amniotic fluid is excessively high. Learn what the symptoms are and how you can treat it.
Staff writers Prenatal testing is done to check if a baby has certain medical conditions before birth. Here is some important information about what the tests are for and the risks involved.
Babyology Connect with your unborn baby and allow your family to do the same, by monitoring their heartbeat with the Unborn Heart Fetal Doppler and app.
Maria Cheng A 36-year-old woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a uterus from a close family friend last year.
Marie McCullogh Experts say bed rest may not always be helpful for women trying to avoid pre-term labour.
Letitia Rowlands There has been a fall in the number of stillbirths among some groups of women despite the overall rate remaining stable, a new report reveals.
Marty Sharpe Of all the harmful acts attributed to alcohol, little is known about the "sleeping giant" among them, foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) - yet it inflicts serious and increasing damage.
LINDY ALEXANDER When writing her birth plan, Simone Pavil included an item most women wouldn’t even think about: what should happen if she was put on life support. The mum had the potentially fatal condition placenta accreta.
Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years.
Get involved - support a pregnant woman in your life, and raise money to help wipe out FASD in Australia.
Pregnant Pause challenges Aussies to support someone they care about through their pregnancy by taking a break from alcohol.
Pregnant Pausers will be sponsored by their friends, family and co-workers to raise much-needed money and awareness for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
FASD is the most common preventable cause of non-genetic, developmental disability in Australia, and it solely happens because of prenatal alcohol exposure.
Learn more at pregnantpause.com.au.
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