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Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.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.
Jennifer Chung Pregnancy can be difficult at times and you may not always be feeling your best, but it's important to find ways to enjoy this special time and prepare for your sweet baby.
Melanie Mahoney We’ve seen some memorable time-lapse pregnancy and birth announcement videos before. Now one new couple has taken it to the extreme, capturing it all in just a six-second Vine video.
NATASHA BODDY Nearly one in five women drink while pregnant, but a current campaign is trying to drive down that unhealthy statistic.
CATHERINE RODIE We're all guilty of turning to the internet for a quick answer when we need medical advice, but Dr Google should be approached with caution - especially when you're pregnant.
LIBBY HAKIM While most surprise pregnancies are just that – surprises to all involved – these mums-to-be occasionally have a little secret. For some, the pregnancy is no shock.
JO HARTLEY In an age where we have access to a plethora of pregnancy tests that offer instant results, some women can't help but take tests early and often.
JO HARTLEY Researchers have placed free pregnancy tests in bar restrooms in an American state, hoping it will help raise awareness of foetal alcohol syndrome. Would it work here?
NATASHA BODDY Fewer than one in three women are aware food eaten while pregnant and by babies under two can play a role in the development of obesity, type-2 diabetes and food allergies.
Jennifer Morton Craving a nice handful of dirt, or a crunchy stick of chalk? No, you're not losing it - you're just experiencing pica, a common pregnancy side effect.
GREER BERRY My main concern was that I would be surrounded by beautiful models with teeny tiny bumps and the flexibility of Russian gymnasts. I needn't have worried.
CATHERINE RODIE Anna was 11 weeks pregnant when she started bleeding. She went straight to hospital, but the doctor didn't take her case seriously and refused to refer her for a scan.
Melanie Mahoney Three mums have created a viral hit with their parody of Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy', instead singing about the challenges of the latter weeks of pregnancy.
Rachel Ladd The landscape of antenatal care is changing, partly due to a new and exciting - and less risky - test for Down syndrome.
ROB MORAN What kind of man chooses to make vaginas his line of work? A group of male gynaecologists explained how they felt about their profession.
Young women whose high school friends have had a baby are more likely to follow suit, according to a new study.
Angela Tufvesson Unlike the sought-after pregnancy ‘glow’, many skin changes in pregnancy can be uncomfortable and make mums-to-be feel unattractive. Here are a few common skin problems experienced in pregnancy, and how to treat them.
GREER BERRY Every woman's pregnancy is different: some lose their libido completely, some turn into total hornbags. One pregnant woman shares her story.
GREER BERRY Someone once said, tongue-in-cheek, that not knowing the gender makes you push harder, and I like that idea. But just for fun, I thought I'd do some tests on old wives' gender prediction theories.
Letitia Rowlands One UK mum wants to continue being a surrogate because she is addicted to the "thrill" of pregnancy.
Shabnam Dastghieb Children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder are being all too commonly misdiagnosed, leading to health complications and wasted resources.
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