Expecting

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

After the queasiness passed, I missed my regular wine, and being at a party with an orange juice in hand wore thin pretty quick.

After the queasiness passed, I missed my regular wine, and being at a party with an orange juice wore thin.

When your pregnancy announcement is met with negativity

Announcing your pregnancy should be an enjoyable time. But what if the response isn't what you expected?

What happens when your news is not met with joy but, instead, quite the opposite?

A difficult letter to my unborn daughter

Carly Findlay, who has Ichthyosis, writes a difficult letter to her unborn daughter.

This is a letter to my unborn daughter. It's also the hardest letter I've ever written.

Kim K reveals baby's gender

Television personality Kim Kardashian arrives with Kanye West to attend the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York June 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

They already have one super cute girl, so what gender has Kimye announced their next child will be?

Oops, we did it again

Machel Green channels Britney in the epic clip.

There's no news quite like a pregnancy announcement... imitating Britney Spears. As you do.

Uterine fibroids and fertility: the facts

What affect can fibroids have on a woman's health?

What are fibroids and how do they affect a woman's health - especially when pregnant?

Eight months pregnant and addicted to eating soap

Jess Gayford is addicted to soap - both in solid and liquid form.

This snack takes the cake when it comes to weird pregnancy cravings.

Baby names on the verge of cool

No Jacks or Sophies here. These are some slightly out-there names you could consider.

What about the baby names hiding just out of sight but prime for plucking by the clever baby namer?

Endometriosis can increase risks

Endometriosis is a common condition when cells from the lining of the uterus grow outside the womb.

Women with endometriosis are at an increased risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.

Kim K: South West a 'stupid name'

Kim Kardashian signs copies of her book 'Selfish' at Barnes & Noble in New York May 5, 2015.   
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Umm ... Kardashian talks going in a different naming direction and her desire for a slimming selfie stick.

How do you know when your family is complete?

Do you still find yourself swooning over newborns? You might not be ready to stop your family just yet.

"This shop is closed!" is a refrain echoed by many friends who seem convinced that the childbearing chapter of their lives is over.

'How A Baby Is Made' 1975 book 'traumatising'

A book from 1975 has appeared on Facebook, traumatising many. For a start, what is in that doctor's hand?

Images from the 1975 book How A Baby Is Made have gone viral over the weekend after being shared on Facebook with the hashtag #traumatised.

Video: Sister freaks out at twin reveal

"Does it have two heads?". This sister's reaction is priceless.

What's better than a gender reveal of one baby? Two, of course.

Kimye baby: It's a...

Kim Kardashian and baby North West attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear late last year.

Kanye loves his wee girl more than anything. But he's ready for an "heir".

10 foods for a healthier pregnancy

I knew there were certain foods I had to avoid while this little baby grew inside me, but I also knew there were certain foods that could help my unborn baby develop well

I didn't expect to worry so much throughout pregnancy but I found myself worrying about everything.

Paracetamol during pregnancy may lower testosterone in boys

Paracetamol medicines, such as Panadol, are one of the most common medicines used to ease pain and reduce fever.

Pregnant women who take the painkiller paracetamol regularly for long periods may put their unborn sons' testosterone levels at risk.

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.

8 tips for hiding your pregnancy

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

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

No more 'eating for two'

Put down the ice-cream bowl - being pregnant isn't an excuse to eat twice as much.

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

Blind woman meets unborn son video

Tatiana Guerra, from Brazil, meets her baby for the first time.

Feel like a bit of a Friday morning cry-fest?

An extra surprising gender reveal party

Happy surprise: Desiree and Ryan Fortin.

Gender reveal parties always involve a surprise, but guests at one US couple's celebration got more exciting news than they expected.

Kate goes for a pre-labour swim video

The Duchess of Cambridge has been photographed going about her normal routine, despite being overdue with her second child.

Life goes on for the Duchess of Cambridge as she awaits the birth of her now overdue second child.

So what, exactly, is a placenta?

A crocheted placenta from AnOptimisticCynic on Etsy, $26.73.

An incredibly complex and important organ in its own right, how a placenta functions has the potential to have profound effects on the lifelong health of the developing foetus.

Mum, 65, pregnant with quads

Annegret Raunigk,

She already has 13 children, now this 65-year-old German mother is pregnant with quadruplets.

Mum of 6 sons loses it at gender reveal video

This mother of six sons is about to find out her seventh child is a girl.

Imagine it. You have six sons. And you find out the gender of your seventh child is a...

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. 

Book review: Parenting by the stars

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

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.

Early baby surprise for showering mum

Brittany Young and her fourth child, Miracle.

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

Model rejects pregnancy criticism

Model Sarah Stage, eight months pregnant.

Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".

Pregnancy and your blood type

Do you know what your blood type is?

The blood type and Rh factor of a pregnant woman and the father of her baby has all kinds of implications for their unborn child.

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