Pregnancy

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Greer Berry

Organising a baby shower

What do we say to people when they ask what we'd like as gifts for our new family member?

Pregnant

Coping with teen pregnancy

Annabel* became pregnant at 15. She knew her father would be heartbroken so she arranged for a termination the day after her 16th birthday.

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Slammed for birth story

When Kirra Givanni wrote about her drug-free birth experience on Facebook, she was torn to shreds by other mums. But why?

Melody McCabe

Meditation for fertility

There seems to a direct correlation between the time you have been trying to conceive and the things you are prepared to try to make it happen.

Morning sickness

Morning sickness myths and facts

The truth about commonly held morning sickness myths.

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Trying to conceive pregnancy test

I was addicted to pregnancy tests

Jemma O'Connor became fixated with doing pregnancy tests, even after her pregnancy was confirmed with a blood test.

Fertility Pregnant

From pain to joy

When medical issues meant Julia and Lee Newton couldn't have another child, a friend made them an incredible offer.

Adoption Sarah Salmon

Rocky road to parenthood

When I tell people I underwent fertility treatment in India they look at me as if I am mad.

Miscarriage Sad woman, depressed, grieving

Coping with a miscarriage

My regular GP wasn't available. Her colleague was cold and clinical, filling in an ultrasound referral while I sobbed, gulping for air like a wounded child.

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Symptoms pregnant woman eating

Changing tastes in pregnancy

Pregnancy cravings might see you might reach for previously hated foods in place of favourite meals you can no longer stomach.

Stages of pregnancy Stages of pregnancy

Weekly pregnancy guide

Congratulations, you're pregnant! Find out what's in store for you and your growing baby.

Nutrition pregnant woman eating

Don't eat for two

High on the list of questions from expectant mums is: "What should I eat to keep my baby healthy?"

Health Mother and baby

Many deaths were 'avoidable'

A staggering number of mothers and babies' deaths could have been prevented, a report shows.

Prepare for baby Gender reveal cake

Gender reveal parties

Let them eat cake... while finding out if you're having a girl or a boy.

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Birth options baby

Have a happy homebirth

Delivering her son at home made Sarah Cronan feel strong, powerful and, quite simply, euphoric, she writes.

Birth plan Greer Berry

Compiling a birth playlist

I couldn't imagine running without an iPod to drown out the sound of me dying. Will it work for labour?

Labour Pregnant woman

When labour doesn't happen

I can't help feeling I've been a little ripped off. I missed out on something I had always wanted to experience, and now I'll never get the chance.

Caesarean Pregnant

Caesarean saved sanity

For me, there was only one birth option that would help keep my physical and mental wellbeing intact.

Post natal NEWBORN

The 'fourth trimester'

Yes, I know, pregnancy is only three trimesters, but in my opinion the postpartum period should count too.

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Weekly pregnancy guide

What's happening to your body and your baby's development.

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Morning sickness

Up to 80 per cent of pregnant women get morning sickness - and not just in the mornings.