Staff writers It's not just waiting periods that couples need to consider - there are other factors to consider when thinking about health insurance.
Megan Blandford Despite its widespread nature, there is still a great amount of mystery surrounding PND - and it's important to try unravelling as much of that as we can.
Staff writers Before you start tracking your menstrual cycle and reading up on the best positions to get pregnant, there are a few other things you may want to consider.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Gender reveal parties always involve a surprise, but guests at one US couple's celebration got more exciting news than they expected.
Staff writers The top 10 baby names list may not have changed much since 2013, but the rest of the top 100 has had a shake-up.
Melanie Mahoney with staff writers The numbers have been crunched and it's official: Australian parents are having a bit of an 'O' moment.
Staff writers From Adam to Xavier, Aaliyah to Zoe, here are the most popular baby names for 2014.
Linda Rosenkrantz What makes some names have comebacks while others silently fade into oblivion? A few factors come into play.
Staff writers A recent Reddit thread has revealed some of the more creative names in the world.
Staff writers Imagine it. You have six sons. SIX. And you've thrown a gender reveal party to discover the gender of your seventh child.
Ariane Beeston Looking for a literary baby name but aren’t a fan of the trendy Harper or Atticus? Why not take some inspiration from the Bard.
Melanie Mahoney If you're looking to revive an older name, or don’t want anything near the top 1000 list, check out these rare monikers for your unique baby.
JO HARTLEY Bonding with your baby can start much earlier than the birth - here are a few ways to start the process.
From Alma to Vera, Augustine to Walter, here are 40 old names that are becoming popular once more.
Melanie Mahoney Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.
DONNA WEBECK The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.
LETITIA ROWLANDS The Anzac Centenary and the birth of a royal baby will be among the events that are likely to inspire parents facing the job of naming their baby this year.
Rachel Halliwell When we named our middle daughter Merrily, my husband and I knew we had hit upon a moniker that would set her apart from the crowd.
Jessica Farrish While some parents are hiring professional baby-naming consultants, you don't have to go that far to come up with a perfect name for your baby.
A New Zealander has tried to name their baby Senior Constable but didn't get away with it - and numbering children is also a no-no.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Knowing you are not the father of your pregnant wife's baby would usually indicate a rocky relationship ahead for traditional parents.
Ariane Beeston Baby name “theft” is often discussed in the context of a friend or family member “stealing” a name you’ve had your heart set on. But how seriously can we take it?
Melanie Mahoney Having a baby early in the new year? Or looking for a name that reflects a new beginning? Here are 21 names that fit the bill perfectly.
Elahe Izadi Americans are turning to television, Netflix and sports for ideas for what to name their wee ones.
Muhammad has become the most popular name for newborn boys in the UK, while Sophie has taken the spot for girls.
Melanie Mahoney The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.
Melanie Mahoney The idea behind the gender reveal cake is simple - but for one couple, it wasn't straightforward at all.
Donna Webeck It’s often one of the biggest choices parents make during the course of their pregnancy; to find out, or not to find out, the sex of their baby before it’s born.
According to nameberry.com, the current top 10 names for girl and boy twins in the US all have matching first initials.
JO HARTLEY The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.
Kate Johnston-Ataata and Renata Kokanovic Knowing the reality of what you can expect from early parenthood, will help you prepare for your new life.
Kym Campradt Out of all the questions asked of mums-to-be, “Do you know what you're having?” would be right up there in popularity. Sometimes,
GREER BERRY Almost everything about pregnancy is geared towards the woman and her baby, but there's a lot her partner can do to help, both before and after the baby is born.
Sylvia Pennington 'Creative' names are cute on kids, but are they a help or hindrance in the workforce?
DANIELLE COLLEY When your baby’s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.
Melanie Mahoney Looking for a baby name that’s nowhere near the top 10 – or even the top 1000? Try the bottom five.
This mum regrets sharing the news of her baby's gender so soon and enthusiastically.
GREER BERRY One mum-to-be contemplates what she wants, and does not want, at her self-organised baby shower.
Natalie Feulner and staff writers Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little, and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.
Angela Tufvesson Wondering whether your baby will take after mum or be more like dad is a fun way to pass the time while pregnant. But at the end of day, it is almost impossible to predict what traits your son or daughter will be born with.
Melanie Mahoney We’re halfway through 2014, so it’s a good time to see which baby names are proving popular with parents this year – and where they’re finding their inspiration.
Andrew Masterson "Jerusalem" is not okay in Brussels - but "Bethlehem" is. In Iceland, "Harriet" is out - it will have to be the word for "girl" instead. International naming laws are complicated thing.
Charity Vogel More expectant couples are throwing gender reveal parties to discover their baby's gender while surrounded by family and friends.
CATHERINE RODIE It is a well-documented fact that pregnant women, particularly those who are pregnant for the first time, experience a great deal of body image anxiety. So it is surprising that the US based maternity brand A Pea in a Pod has created a new line of maternity wear that features the slogans “wake me up when I’m skinny” and “I miss my waist.”
Melanie Mahoney American officials have released the list of names given to babies in the US in 2013 – and, as always, there are some doozies.
Check out what made the top 10 list for boy and girl baby names in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, and Sweden in 2013.
Get inspired by the 2013 top 10 baby name lists for boys and girls in Brazil, Canada, South America (general) and the US.
Top Baby Names from Asia
Find out what the top baby names were for boys and girls across Eastern Europe in 2013, including Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, Poland, and Russia.
Paula Goodyer In this era of amazing scientific and technological developments, why are there so few pain relief options for birth? And how can we help make the process a little more comfortable for women?
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The numbers are in and we can now bring you the 2014 top baby name list for Australia.
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