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PREGNANT WOMAN

Find your pregnancy groove

Pregnancy can be difficult at times and you may not always be feeling your best, but here are some tips on how to enjoy this special time.

Sonogram

I ended my surrogate pregnancy

I always knew I could be a surrogate. I'm not sure why, but for some reason, I just knew.

PREGNANT

Tearing during delivery

The facts about tearing during childbirth, and how to treat it if it happens.

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Natural induction

Some pregnant women go to incredible lengths to coax bubs out, including rubbing potatoes on their feet and foraging for mushrooms at midnight.

Simone Pavile

'I survived placenta percreta'

When writing her birth plan, Simone Pavil included an item most women wouldn’t even think about: what should happen if she was put on life support.

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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 Sonia Kruger

Pregnant at 48

Australian TV host Sonia Kruger says she is "thrilled to bits" to be pregnant at 48 years of age.

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 morning sickness

Morning sickness myths and facts

The truth about commonly held morning sickness myths.

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 PREGNANCY EXERCISE

No need for a pregnant pause

If you're a mum-to-be bent on keeping up your workout routine, the trick is to consult your doctor, know your limit and have a plan for each trimester.

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 WOMAN RUNNING

Exercise after caesarean

I want to get back into exercise (after a c-section), what are some good 'first-steps'?

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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.