In my case, pregnancy triggered the more extreme symptoms of PCOS.
A mum has posted some harrowing truths about being a stay-at-home-mum, saying she was "one of those people," who used to judge.
I wasn't always like this.
Come fill up your bucket at Parent Poppin, a self-described sanctuary for new parents.
Parents don't have a whole lot of free time. Take a casual survey of parents you know and you might hear mums and dads tell you they have under 30 minutes to themselves each day.
Since becoming a mother, nearly 10 years ago, I have lost more than 2305 hours of sleep.
I choose to keep everything else together instead of myself.
Can you still have a fun holiday wardrobe while wrangling children? Yes, but be prepared.
I've been lucky, I've got one of the good ones, and I'm sure I'm not alone.
After giving birth, I felt like I had been given a new body. It was one I had to get used to.
We didn't realise our parents were about 10 years older than our friends' parents, and it didn't really matter.
Aussie dad and author Rob Sturrock reveals what it's really like being a novelty in the workforce.
The hard work, and the doubt, have all been worth it.
I was excited for a break from the daily grind... my naivety was shattered when the baby arrived.
Anna Whitehouse - a.k.a Mother Pukka - brings home the absolute truth about maternity leave.
Would you take your baby to work if you could?
This founder says Australia has to "change the pace" for the sake of health.
I will never deny the fact that grief has a place when you give birth to a child who brings a set of circumstances very different to what you imagined. Because for nine months, I thought I knew my Georgie.
"Life has a funny way of giving you what you need when you need it the most."
In Australia, around 57 babies are born prematurely (before 37 weeks) each day. EB member Jannette tells her story about her twin sons, who were born at 24 weeks.
Essential Baby member Erin Law is a mum of three. Her daughter Bailey has autism, and Erin has Asperger's Syndrome herself. A year after her diagnosis, and on World Autism Awareness Day, she shares her story.
Essential Baby member Emma Bigwood always loved dogs - and now she's making a difference by helping save the lives of many canines. She shares her story.
As part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we share a story from EB member Julia Watson, who has a daughter with Down syndrome. She recalls the ways her little girl has changed their family for the better ...