'Donor baby' warns of pitfalls

"Emma" was only given life because of the kindness of a donor she never met. (Stock photo)

Woman conceived with donated sperm says the thought of big pharma taking hold in the assisted-reproductive process is "repulsive".

No sex please, we're knackered

A British study has found that for women "having been pregnant in the last year was associated with lacking sexual ...

Sit down. We have something shocking to tell you. Mums are tired and that's why they don't want to get it on.

Should donor laws be changed? video

Dr Andrew Murray, the medical director of Fertility Associates, says the business is exploring new ways of tackling a ...

A leading fertility specialist says new ways are needed to attract more sperm and egg donors for would-be parents.

Giving the gift of life

Heidi Holbrook and baby Gus Henry, who was conceived when she donated an egg to Gus' parents.

She gifted her eggs to allow another couple to have children, and their happiness is all she ever wanted.

From heartache to joy

Rachel Henry, left, and Heidi Holbrook were strangers until Holbrook heard of Henry's struggle to conceive.

A Wellington couple are still astounded at the generosity of a woman who gave them the gift of life.

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Pregnancy

'Donor baby' warns of pitfalls

"Emma" was only given life because of the kindness of a donor she never met. (Stock photo)

Woman conceived with donated sperm says the thought of big pharma taking hold in the assisted-reproductive process is "repulsive".

No place for payments, says expert

A donor-conceived child should never be able to remember a time when they did not know their donor history, expert says.

Dr Andrew Murray, the medical director of Fertility Associates, says the business is exploring new ways of tackling a ...

Should donor laws be changed? video

A leading fertility specialist says new ways are needed to attract more sperm and egg donors for would-be parents.

Little Kids

Aunty baffled by toddler gift list

Is it reasonable to expect people to buy gifts from a list - for a two-year-old?

Woman questions stringent present requests for 2-year-old after family tells her "not to bother" buying a gift not on their list.

Mum refuses daycare with fat staff

A British mum has ignited an online storm after rejecting a daycare centre because it had overweight staff.

Artist Dick Frizzel has released his own toy to take on the renowned Buzzy Bee.

Dick Frizzell's all-new Buzzy Bee

Prince William played with the original Buzzy Bee: now Frizzell hopes the new Royal baby will love his KiWi KiWi.

Big Kids

No sex please, we're knackered

A British study has found that for women "having been pregnant in the last year was associated with lacking sexual ...

Sit down. We have something shocking to tell you. Mums are tired and that's why they don't want to get it on.

It's NZ's Pokemon Go video

A new augmented reality game encourages children to uncover mythical creatures and New Zealand legends.

Next says it's new ranges acknowledge 'children come in all different shapes and sizes'.

'Plus size' clothes for kids

UK store Next is offering a new range of children's sizes, including "plus fit" clothes for kids as young as 3.

Family Life

Finally, I can be a decent dad

Duncan Garner is seeing some benefits to family life from not working the afternoon and evening shifts.

OPINION: After 16 years, Duncan Garner feels like he can be a proper dad.

How food saved Sarah Tuck video

Her sons left home, and then her husband. Sarah Tuck reached an all time low.

Professor Ken Daniels has formed firm views on the ethics of donor-assisted conception after years of specialist research.

No place for payments, says expert

A donor-conceived child should never be able to remember a time when they did not know their donor history, expert says.

Mum's Life

Why Cheryl Cole ditched makeup

Cheryl Cole says she didn't have time to glam up like this after becoming a mum.

The new mum admits "when you're taking care of a baby 24/7, it's just not practical".

3 mums who chose abortions

Three women open up about their reasons for choosing to end a pregnancy.

Being a mum is tough enough without the advice and judgment of well-meaning friends and family.

Never, ever, judge another parent stuff nation

Before you roll your eyes at a parent struggling to deal with a public toddler meltdown, remember: One day, it will be you.

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