Why aren't we talking about miscarriage? stuff nation

Hannah Powell Fryer says it is time for miscarriage to be discussed openly.

OPINION: We should be able to tell our employers and anyone else, without shame, that we have had a miscarriage. Why is pregnancy loss still so taboo?

Start bilingual language learning early

Babies who are spoken to directly develop a much higher vocabulary than babies who spend the majority of time listening ...

OPINION: 'Baby talk' in a heritage language brings massive benefits to children who then grow up to be bilingual or multilingual.

Why women still shoulder the parenting burden

Dee Costa with Stella and Oscar, two of her three children, thinks her life wouldn’t be so hard if there wasn’t ...

There are more mothers in the workplace than ever before - yet parenting styles grow ever more intense. What gives?

Maternity leave disadvantages mums. This company wants to change that

It’s remarkable how many advances have been made in the workplace over the past 40 years. However, not when it comes to ...

Going on parental leave can come with an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality, meaning you're often left behind when you return.

Nurse delivers baby under Australian overpass on her way to work video

New parents Ashling and Stephen Mohan had a proper introduction to Emily, a training midwife, who came across their car ...

Walking to the hospital in Brisbane, she came across the couple's car on the side of the road – finding a woman in the middle of childbirth in the front seat.

Baby

Start bilingual language learning early

Babies who are spoken to directly develop a much higher vocabulary than babies who spend the majority of time listening ...

OPINION: 'Baby talk' in a heritage language brings massive benefits to children who then grow up to be bilingual or multilingual.

Lack of hospital beds sees toddler's heart operation repeatedly cancelled video

Lucca Topp’s surgery has been bumped four times, while little brother Rocco nearly died after his high-risk birth was delayed. The reason? A shortage of intensive care beds.

Katharine McPhee and baby boy Rennie Rock show off matching swimsuits

Surname or hername? Why family names are up for grabs

Pregnancy

Soon after losing a baby I fell pregnant, but the joy wasn’t immediate

“The first time I’d had double lines on a pregnancy test, I’d had a significant spring in my step but second time around ...

A pregnancy after a miscarriage is often viewed by the outside world as a chance for a fresh start. For the parents, it's not always that simple.

Oxford Women’s Health gynaecologist on the effects of birth and when to seek help

While antenatal classes prepare parents for the physical arrival of a baby, there’s a tsunami of unexpected changes that come for women after their first child is born.

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Queer Eye's Tan France expecting first baby via surrogate

There's a baby on the way in the Queer Eye family as Tan France just announced he and his husband Rob France are expecting a child via surrogate.

Little Kids

Why women still shoulder the parenting burden

Dee Costa with Stella and Oscar, two of her three children, thinks her life wouldn’t be so hard if there wasn’t ...

There are more mothers in the workplace than ever before - yet parenting styles grow ever more intense. What gives?

Lack of hospital beds sees toddler's heart operation repeatedly cancelled video

Lucca Topp’s surgery has been bumped four times, while little brother Rocco nearly died after his high-risk birth was delayed. The reason? A shortage of intensive care beds.

Top of the south property developer Chris Thornley has decided to pull the plug on a new childcare centre in north Blenheim.

Developer pulls pin on childcare centre

He says high fees and an unhelpful council has sunk the centre planned in a new Blenheim subdivision.

Big Kids

Why women still shoulder the parenting burden

Dee Costa with Stella and Oscar, two of her three children, thinks her life wouldn’t be so hard if there wasn’t ...

There are more mothers in the workplace than ever before - yet parenting styles grow ever more intense. What gives?

Teens should be proactively given contraception – study

Our teen pregnancy rates are the second highest in the developed world, and something needs to change, researchers warn.

generic heartbreak image, couple breaking up, argument, relationship, break up, image: Priscilla Du Preez | Unsplash

Relationships now the focus of sex education for young New Zealanders

Sex education is no longer just about sex, with consent, gender, sexual orientation and healthy relationships now key issues concerning young Kiwis.

Family Life

Why women still shoulder the parenting burden

Dee Costa with Stella and Oscar, two of her three children, thinks her life wouldn’t be so hard if there wasn’t ...

There are more mothers in the workplace than ever before - yet parenting styles grow ever more intense. What gives?

Not all pregnant people are women

Aotearoa's 'heteronormative' healthcare system is failing members of our queer community.

It can cause heartbreak when blended families separate again and go their own ways.

What happens when blended families break up?

Many Kiwi families are blended, and it can cause heartbreak when they try to "un-blend".

Mum's Life

Why women still shoulder the parenting burden

Dee Costa with Stella and Oscar, two of her three children, thinks her life wouldn’t be so hard if there wasn’t ...

There are more mothers in the workplace than ever before - yet parenting styles grow ever more intense. What gives?

Oxford Women’s Health gynaecologist on the effects of birth and when to seek help

While antenatal classes prepare parents for the physical arrival of a baby, there’s a tsunami of unexpected changes that come for women after their first child is born.

It’s remarkable how many advances have been made in the workplace over the past 40 years. However, not when it comes to ...

Maternity leave disadvantages mums. This company wants to change that

Going on parental leave can come with an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality, meaning you're often left behind when you return.

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