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Staff writers If there is one thing couples learn as soon as they announce they are expecting, it's that countless people seem to think they are experts on all things pregnancy, childbirth and baby-related.
Julia Medew Health Editor Doctors say "baby moons" are going very wrong for some pregnant women, even when they are in Australia.
Treasure McGuire The risk of having uncontrolled depression is far greater than the small increased risk of birth defects that may be associated with specific antidepressants.
BIANCA HALL Almost half of Australian women drink during their pregnancy, and health authorities need to craft new policies to reduce alcohol use in expectant women, a new study shows.
Staff writers A 15-minute labour sounds like the thing dreams are made of. But for this Aussie mum of five, it was a reality.
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?
LETITIA ROWLANDS Remember being 35 weeks pregnant and feeling too exhausted to get off the couch? Not Julia Sharpe.
Jo Hartley The reality is that during pregnancy we actually don’t need to consume copious amounts of extra food.
CATHERINE RODIE For women suffering from chronic morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum, pregnancy can be the roller coaster from hell.
Pregnant women who switch to "healthier" organic milk may be putting the brain development of their unborn babies at risk, experts have claimed.
Akane Otani The workplace isn't always a friendly place for pregnant women. Yet working women inclined to conceal a pregnancy from prying coworkers may be better off opening up and carrying on, according to a new study.
Karen Charlton and Catherine Lucas Pregnant women are under pressure to do all the "right things" to have a healthy child. It results in women feeling judged about their decisions.
Astrud Tuck In China, it’s thought to be its first and finest clothing. And it has a gender matching that of the foetus.
TRACEY SPICER With a boom in ‘‘babymoons’’, it’s timely to look at which travel insurance policies cover pregnancy.
Kathleen Baird and Debra K. Creedy More than half of women who live with abusive partners experience violence during pregnancy.
Anonymous Early last year I turned 35, and having just found out I was pregnant, I opted to have the new test for Down syndrome.
JO HARTLEY Did you notice during pregnancy how interested other people became in your bump? Did you notice that some of them become so fascinated that they couldn’t help but reach out and touch it?
Peter Hannam with staff writers Too much eating of high-mercury shark (flake) in fish and chips and other meals might damage your health.
JO HARTLEY When I was pregnant, my dreams were regular, vivid and scary. And I know I'm not alone.
One of our nutrient packed and safe to enjoy throughout pregnancy red meat recipes to ensure important nutrients required for the growth and development of a baby during pregnancy.
A quick 20 minute meal rich in iron and leafy greens to get a good dose of vital nutrients for mum and bub.
A slow and low lamb dish with a creamy polenta to take up all those lovely juices.
A quick and easy weeknight dinner with plenty of iron and vitamins.
Great family meal for those winter months with this slow-cooked lamb shoulder. Served with pasta, plates will be polished clean.
The reality of the ‘pregnancy diet’ – no more champagne, soft cheese, fresh oysters and sashimi. Fortunately red meat is one indulgence that is very much still on the menu – in fact, it’s a necessity.
Melanie Mahoney Many parents are choosing to share their pregnancy and birth news with clever, creative videos - here are some we loved in 2014.
JO HARTLEY Over 1900 expecting and new parents are estimated to be struggling with perinatal or antenatal depression each week - and we need to talk about it more.
Not only was the baby a complete surprise, there was a catch: the baby's father was a man she'd had a one night stand with, and she didn't know how to contact him to let him know.
Susie Burrell Before you ditch all of the carbs from your diet, here are some of the best nutritionally, and a few of the ones that are best consumed occasionally.
JO HARTLEY Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.
Katie Kenny Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".
When you’re open about things, it gives other people permission to do the same. You hear the truth of other people’s lives and realise others aren’t perfect.
JO HARTLEY Pregnancy doesn't make all women feel beautiful. It certainly doesn't raise every woman's self-esteem.
Fiona Harari No one's sure how many Australians are affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but the consequences for those who are can be devastating.
MELANIE KEMBREY After hearing about 'surprise babies' born to mums who didn't know they were pregnant, it's common to ask "how did she not realise?" But experts say it's entirely possible for it to happen.
Clare Collins and Michelle Blumfield As soon as women announce “I’m having a baby!”, the congratulations are quickly followed by long lists of dos and don'ts about food.
Laura Vitto 'The Pretentious Presentation of the Uterine Inhabitant' features all of the trappings of a Wes Anderson film.
Radhika Sanghani We all know that alcohol can harm an unborn baby, but what about those who drank before they knew they were pregnant?
Sally Wenley There is no way I would have continued taking a drug that could cause birth defects. We need to prevent it continuing to happen.
KASEY EDWARDS We're all different. Some women's bodies gain a lot of weight when pregnant. Other's don't. Full stop.
DANIELLE COLLEY The Epi-No is a fairly polarising little piece of equipment. Some women love it and some women hate it. But ultimately the biggest question is: does it work?
CATHERINE RODIE Are bumpies - bump selfies - really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind"?
MICHAELA FOX While there are certainly things I’ll miss about pregnancy, there are also many things I’ll be glad never to experience again.
Laura Donnelly Children who are bad at maths may have started behind their peers due to their mother's hormone levels in pregnancy, a study suggests.
Jo Moir Researchers have found an unhealthy link between images of pregnant celebrities and the effect they have on women's attachment to their unborn babies.
Dawn Barker I know that once the baby is born, I will focus on the gift I have given, and watch the parents with their new child. I can't wait for that day.
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