'I had a lotus birth and I loved it'

Lotus birthing is an option for mums who want a "more tranquil" start to their baby's life outside the womb..

5:00 AM  Lotus birthing is not all that common - in fact, many of us haven't even heard of it.

Ada Nicodemou: 'I can never be completely happy again'

"Great sadness": Ada Nicodemou and husband Chrys Xipolitas.

Ada Nicodemou has said she will "never be completely happy again" after her son Harrison arrived stillborn last year.

How to use gas effectively in labour

Thinking about using gas (nitrous oxide) in labour? Learn how to get the most from it first.

As a doctor who's worked in obstetrics and gynaecology, I often get asked whether I think 'gas' – nitrous oxide – is a good pain relief option in labour.

Doctor's mobile phone 'left inside c-section mum'

X-rays revealed there was a foreign object in a woman's abdomen and surgeons operated to remove the mobile phone.

A new mum claims a doctor left his mobile phone inside her after delivering her baby via caesarean section.

Why are we still sweeping miscarriage under the carpet?

Miscarriage is a lot more common than many people think.

"So what's wrong with you?" The words were a hard slap in the face. The previous week I had suffered an early miscarriage.

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Conception

When infertility is a mystery

In vitro fertilisation is often the solution to many couples' conception problems, but it can bring many challenges of its own.

Despite years of tests and procedures, we still don't know why we couldn't conceive naturally.

Grieving for an imagined future

Miscarriage is slowly entering the public discourse with mainstream media beginning to feature accounts of the experience.

Twins' paternity case leads to very unexpected results

Failing the 'most manly' of tests

Expecting

Oh boy! Couple with 12 sons wait for baby number 13

The Schwandt boys after the birth of the last baby, Tucker, in August 2013.

If Katera Schwandt's soon-to-be-born baby is a daughter, it's fair to say the little girl might be stuck wearing blue hand-me-downs for a while.

No more 'eating for two'

When you’re pregnant it’s easy to use the age-old cliché of ‘I’m eating for two’ to justify increased portions.

Many women choose to wait until after the 12-week scan to reveal their news.

8 tips for hiding your pregnancy

There are many reasons a mum-to-be might want to keep her pregnancy news under wraps.

Birth

'I had a lotus birth and I loved it'

Lotus birthing is an option for mums who want a "more tranquil" start to their baby's life outside the womb..

5:00 AM  Lotus birthing is not all that common - in fact, many of us haven't even heard of it.

How to use gas effectively in labour

As a doctor who's worked in obstetrics and gynaecology, I often get asked whether I think 'gas' – nitrous oxide – is a good pain relief option in labour.

"Great sadness": Ada Nicodemou and husband Chrys Xipolitas.

Ada Nicodemou: 'I can never be completely happy again'

Ada Nicodemou has said she will "never be completely happy again" after her son Harrison arrived stillborn last year.

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