mum and toddler

Having kids alone

Jo Hartley meets three women whose longing for a baby was so great they each decided not to wait for a partner.

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Moving past failure

I felt really,really angry last week, but I feel like I have turned a corner, there is something liberating in just giving up.


No cancer-fertility drug link

Despite concerns fertility treatments increase chances of developing breast cancer, a study finds no added risk.

Assisted conception

Embryo swap

An Italian woman is pregnant with another couple's twins after a mix up at an IVF clinic in Rome.

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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Live chat: Fertility expert

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

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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.


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.


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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