Mel Hearse Ever wondered if Mozart will really make your baby smarter, if baby brain is real or if your pregnancy diet affects your child’s tastes? A new book reveals all on popular pregnancy and birth myths.
KERRI SACKVILLE Pregnant women feel guilt about practically everything. And now, to add to the burden of guilt, is the news about paracetamol and pregnancy. So what are we supposed to do?
CATHERINE RODIE Women preparing for pregnancy after miscarriage can experience a wide range of emotions including grief, guilt and anxiety.
LINDY ALEXANDER Pregnancy has many mums-to-be reaching for sugary snacks to satisfy their cravings. Growing numbers of women, however, are turning their backs on the lolly jar, and avoiding sugar while they are pregnant.
Sarah Knapton The risk of a new mother suffering from postnatal depression could be predicted weeks before birth by monitoring her Twitter feed, scientists say.
SAMAN SHAD The pressure to be slim and glamorous is robbing us of the joy of pregnancy.
Anne-Maree Leonard A group of mums is horrified that ultrasound photos of their unborn children appear to be fakes after a social media post triggered widespread alarm.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Pregnancy trends are always changing. We look at what's new in the world of mums-to-be, including grandma showers and 3D baby prints.
CATHERINE RODIE Seeing the need for an alternative to what has been available in the past, three midwives have created Australia's first online antenatal classes. Is this the future for pregnancy education?
Manny Fernandez and Erik Eckholm At 33, Marlise Munoz was diagnosed as brain dead. Her husband and family prepared to have her life support turned off - but then the law stepped in.
Greer Berry How do you tell someone you care about that you've fallen pregnant while they've been trying for so long? Here's advice from someone who's been through it.
Melody McCabe "My [dance] company is built around celebrating the strength and femininity of the female body - for me, pregnancy has just been an extension of that," says pregnant ballerina Mary Helen Bowers.
Jo Hartley In order to be a little bit different and think somewhat outside the usual gift box, why not give one of these to the pregnant woman or new mum who seemingly has it all?
Thandie Newton has admitted to panicking about her two children, a new cat and her job when she learnt she was pregnant again at 40.
Jo Hartley A recent study found that eating disorders in pregnant woman are more common than you might think. A mum shares her story as two experts speak about disordered eating in pregnancy.
Livia Gamble Christmas turkey, seafood or ham; however you decide to dine this Christmas, if you’re pregnant there are a few things to keep in the back of your mind.
KERRI SACKVILLE It's always wonderful to hear someone else’s pregnancy news, but I'm keenly aware of miscarriage rates - so I worry about the consequences for the woman involved if the worst case scenario arises.
The controversial bill known as Zoe's law has passed the NSW lower house after being put to a conscience vote.
Parents have voiced concern after pro-life campaigners exhibiting at an agriculture and produce show gave children rubber foetus dolls.
Hannah Robert As a feminist legal academic, I have professional insight into the prospective law. But I also have personal insight as a mother who lost her unborn child in a car accident.
Moderate workouts three times a week are enough to help your baby's brain development.
Sandy Smith Thousands of women are revealing their pregnancy test results live on camera and posting the videos on YouTube - even before they have told their partners.
KATE FRIDKIS In an excerpt from her memoir, Kate Fridkis recounts how she started to come to terms with labour.
Livia Gamble When Anthony Stuart found out his wife was pregnant, he decided to create a photography project that would showcase her pregnancy in a fun and memorable way.
Melody McCabe You know that sleepless nights await you once your baby arrives, so it seems cruel that getting a good nights’ sleep during pregnancy is so hard.
Julia Watson I’ve been known to say that every family could benefit from a child with Down syndrome in it - but I also believe that no woman should have to give birth to any baby she doesn’t want.
I am now at that awkward stage of pregnancy where I am getting too big for my "normal" clothes but am not quite big enough to fit pregnancy clothes just yet. What now?
It doesn’t sound like much, but filming for just one second a day throughout a pregnancy can lead to a pretty amazing result, as one new dad’s video shows.
Jo Adetunji Researchers have discovered that natural killer immune cells are to blame for some cases of recurrent miscarriage - and have also helped clear up a controversial area of research.
Amanda Hess An expecting mum and dad have written about how, after two years of IVF, they are now pregnant with twins. But they're not happy about it.
MANDY LEE There's something utterly bewildering about an unplanned pregnancy; even if you welcome the news and look forward to being a parent, there's a lot to adjust to.
Nicole Salinas There's one word that comes to mind when an expecting mum of two thinks of pregnancy ... and it's one not many people like. But for her, it's the not-so-glamorous truth of the matter.
Jodie McLeod The idea of escaping for a full week or more to a luxury resort before bub arrives is heaven, but not everyone can afford the time or money. Some couples have found another way to relax together before the big day arrives.
Effie Mann and staff writers Kristie Hoskins set up a Facebook page to keep friends abreast of some surprising news - she was pregnant with quadruplets. But she was even more surprised when the site gained supporters in their thousands.
Catherine Rodie Blagg Tokophobia - a fear of childbirth - is thought to affect as many as one in 10 women. Here are ways to deal with it, and stories from women who have experienced it.
Now expecting her first child, Rachael Finch spoke to us about her pregnancy, her maternity style, and what she's looking forward to as a mum.
JULIA MEDEW While most women abort pregnancies after diagnosis of severe or lethal conditions, specialists say a small but increasing number want to let nature take its course - but the system doesn't know how to deal with them.
MARIKA DOBBIN A program at Melbourne's Royal Women's Hospital, especially designed for teen mums, has proved very successful for the young mothers and their babies.
Libby Hakim Like a birth plan, a career plan can be a useful for gathering information, thinking through potential issues, and making decisions about your preferences. But here are five ways a career plan is an even more important document for your life.
JILL STARK Pregnant women who experience domestic violence are increasingly having children who suffer serious behavioural problems and learning difficulties.
Paula Goodyer According to the experts, pregnant women may not be getting enough iodine to ensure optimal brain development of their unborn babies.
Bree Player Many mums admit to comparing themselves with celebrities when it comes to shedding the baby weight. But with the very public bump watch of Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton, mums are now feeling the pressure even during their pregnancies.
KATE FRIDKIS When I think of myself as a 'mum', I don’t like that. I may be a mum soon, but I’m not ready to say it yet.
ELISSA GRIESSER After being told she had cancer, Elissa Griesser moved her life into fast forward. Once she was given the all-clear, it was time to try for a baby - but that came with its own heartache, despair and hopes.
Natalie Craig Ever since the appearance of the blue line on her home pregnancy test, Natalie Craig says she's suffered from a common but poorly understood prenatal condition: Gestational Googlemania. But why does she feel the need to ask the internet about every conceivable pregnancy danger?
AMBER ROBINSON I may not be a big fan of Kim Kardashian, but no one deserves the public body shaming she's been facing since she fell pregnant with Kanye West’s baby.
Cristy Clark After reading all she could about pregnancy and motherhood, nothing prepared Cristy Clark for the truth. She wishes she'd had a copy of a new book to shed light on what lay ahead ...
A new study has backed up what many mums already know: foot size increases during pregnancy – and it’s often a permanent change.
SARAH BERRY New research into the impact of a mother's stress on her unborn baby can hopefully predict the occurrence of neurodevelopmental diseases.
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