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Carmen Baldwin

When should you pierce?

So what is it that shapes our opinions on what’s an appropriate age for our children to get their ears pierced?

ALICIA SILVERSTONE

'Radiant pregnancy' and 'sexy labour'

Actress Alicia Silverstone has written a guide to help women attain 'supercharged fertility, a radiant pregnancy, and a sweeter birth'.

Greer Berry

Hello second trimester!

We're now into our second trimester of our first pregnancy and it definitely feels like we've turned a corner.

IVF Live TV

How eggs and sperm hook up

Forget about the birds and the bees. If you want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.

Lily Allen

Lily Allen's baby grief

Lily Allen says she never got over losing her first baby with husband Sam Cooper.

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Trying to conceive pregnancy test

Live chat: Fertility expert

Dr Guy Gudex, a fertility subspecialist and gynaecologist joined us for a live chat to answer your fertility questions.

Fertility Embryo, IVF

Italy overturns donor ban

Italy's constitutional court has overturned a ban on using donor sperm and eggs in fertility treatments.

Adoption Katheryn Deprill

BK Baby finds birth mum

Woman abandoned in a Burger King bathroom as a newborn gets the hug she waited a lifetime for.

Miscarriage Sperm and egg

Miscarriage yolk solution?

After suffering six miscarriages a British woman underwent a new treatment using egg yolk and she now has a healthy baby girl.

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Symptoms pregnant

Third trimester essentials

Tired, heavy, bloated, anxious. The third trimester of pregnancy can drag. Here are a few tips on how to cope.

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Weekly pregnancy guide

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

Nutrition Greer Berry

Busting food myths

When you're pregnant, you become more aware than ever before about your food and drink decisions.

Health pregnancy

Weight pregnancy risk

Pregnant Kiwi women are reluctant to step on the scales, leading to underestimated BMI measurements and misguided clinical care, research shows.

Prepare for baby Dog

Puppy as parent school

I often hear friends mulling over the pros and cons of getting a dog and how it could be good ''practice'' for parenthood.

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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 Dad kissing baby bump

Dads in the delivery room

"You can't print our real names because people would be shocked. But when our second child is born I'm not going to be there."

Labour baby

Have a happy homebirth

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

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.