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'Is that baby yours?'

"Is that your baby?" asked the man on the subway. She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I breastfeed her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

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Unexplained infertility

"So, what we can conclude from all our tests, is that you have what is known as unexplained infertility," explained the doctor. 

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Best way to conceive?

If you're trying to get pregnant there are some lifestyle choices that could improve your odds.

boy or girl

Gender swaying

Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about them.

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The truth about IVF

From the moment you walk into the doctor's office to get a referral, your sex life will feel like public fodder.


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Live chat: Fertility issues

Fertility specialist Dr Guy Gudex joins us today to for a live chat. If you're struggling with trying to conceive, this is a great chance to ask questions.


Widowed and pregnant

After seven years of trying to conceive, Kristy Kirchner discovered she was pregnant - just before her husband's funeral.

Fertility 	 Simone Barclay

Who is my egg mother?

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

Pope: Don't breed like rabbits

Catholics should not feel they have to breed "like rabbits" because of the Church's ban on contraception, Pope Francis says.

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Meeting my birth mother

My mother chose not to hold or even see me after I was born, as she knew she wouldn't be able to let me go.

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Acceptance after adoption

My view that every kid deserves a happy childhood, no matter what, has been hard to live up to.

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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.

Karen Prisco

Cuddle cot to help soften loss

A Christchurch mother grieving her baby wants to help other families facing a similar, sudden loss.

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