Pregnancy

Pregnancy

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A positive path through IVF

Can having a glass-half-full approach to IVF make a big difference to the experience?

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Custom-made babies

The business of birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. Soon-to-be father Ian Steward gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Greer Berry

Speeding up the inevitable

Whether it's curry, bumpy car rides, or lots of sex, Greer Berry looks at the options to start things rolling.

Sperm and egg

Bosses to pay for fertility treatment

Employee perks are expanding in the US, with two tech giants announcing plans to pay for female workers to freeze their eggs.

KIM WALSH

Surprise baby

Kim Walsh arrived at her doctor's suffering cramps. Two and a half hours later, she was cradling the baby experts told her she could never have.

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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 	 Simone Barclay

Who is my egg mother?

What is driving increasing numbers of couples overseas for surrogacy - and why should we care?

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

Never again

My morning sickness was so bad, I'm not having any more kids.

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Weekly pregnancy guide

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

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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 pregnant women talking on phone looking at ultrasound

Does bedrest help or hurt?

Experts are now saying the bedrest during complicated pregnancies could do more harm than good.

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Epi-No or just no?

The Epi-No is a fairly polarising piece of equipment. Some women love it and some hate it. But the biggest question is: does it work?

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Birth options pregnant

Why I booked a caesarean

When I fell pregnany I was ecstatic. Then my fear of labour set in. To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement.

Birth plan Greer Berry

Choosing birth partners

Greer Berry is mulling over who she wants in the room when she's in labour.

Labour Cindy Crawford

Hollywood homebirths

Check out which high-profile mums gave birth at home. You might be surprised.

Caesarean pregnant

Why I booked a caesarean

When I fell pregnany I was ecstatic. Then my fear of labour set in. To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement.

Post natal sleep deprivation

When will I feel like myself again?

New mothers repeat: Sleepness nights aren't forever. Pumping isn't forever. Nappies aren't forever.

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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.