Finding the right help, at the right time

As my wife progressed through her pregnancy, it became apparent that the doula intended to play a passive role in the birth, and it was up to us to be very proactive.

Sometimes parents need a helping hand. It starts from the moment you see the plus sign appear in the little window on the pregnancy test and never stops.

The certificate helping parents deal with pregnancy loss

Women who have received this recognition have told us this has brought to them some comfort and acknowledgement of their loss.

NSW is the latest Australian state trying to help parents who experience early pregnancy loss. What's the case here?

The phenomenon of phantom pregnancy kicks

Phantom pregnancy kicks are a real thing - but the reason for them is still debatable.

'Phantom pregnancy kicks’ are encountered by many mums months - or even years - after their pregnancy is over.

Betting on the royal baby name

Boy or girl? Traditional or non traditional name? The odds definitely show some front runners for the newest royal baby due in April.

With a royal baby due any day now, it is possible to wager a bet on just about anything relating to the impending arrival of the new prince or princess. 

Scans show effect of smoking on babies

OBVIOUS EFFECTS: Foetuses of mothers who smoked (top row) moved their mouths and touched their faces more frequently.

Lighting up while pregnant could harm unborn baby's central nervous system, images from study show.

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Conception

Elton John calls for boycott over IVF comments

Elton John [at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars Viewing Party]: "The boys stop by for a visit in the sweetest little black tie dinner suits. They are so happy to see Uncle Neil on the big screen!!@Ejaf #Oscars"

Sir Elton John has called for a boycott of Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana after the designers labelled children born through IVF "synthetic".

Chinese parents shun Year of the Sheep

Chinese couples having a baby over the next 12 months can expect to enjoy a bit more room to themselves in the country's maternity wards.

Mum wants to become pregnant with dead daughter's baby

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

Expecting

Betting on the royal baby name

Boy or girl? Traditional or non traditional name? The odds definitely show some front runners for the newest royal baby due in April.

With a royal baby due any day now, it is possible to wager a bet on just about anything relating to the impending arrival of the new prince or princess. 

Early baby surprise for showering mum

A US woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains and emerged holding a newborn.

DIP IN AND OUT: Thankfully for busy parents, the book is split into small and easily digestible chunks.

Book review: Parenting by the stars

From the moment you fall pregnant, everyone has advice on what to do and what not to do. Here's the Kiwi take on parenting in New Zealand, as told by some famous voices.

Birth

Finding the right help, at the right time

As my wife progressed through her pregnancy, it became apparent that the doula intended to play a passive role in the birth, and it was up to us to be very proactive.

Sometimes parents need a helping hand. It starts from the moment you see the plus sign appear in the little window on the pregnancy test and never stops.

Stop using this word about childbirth

Birth is yet another area of society where to remove gendered oppression we need to stop moralising and listen to women, despite how confronting it may be.

Women who have received this recognition have told us this has brought to them some comfort and acknowledgement of their loss.

The certificate helping parents deal with pregnancy loss

NSW is the latest Australian state trying to help parents who experience early pregnancy loss. What's the case here?

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