Pressure for a baby

Everybody has an opinion on when women should have kids, so how do you deal with the pressure?

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Men after miscarriage

After a miscarriage, men too feel the pain, but feel they need to be strong for their partners.


TTC: Let's talk sex

It's ironic that the one thing you need to do more of to have a baby is harder to do the longer it takes.


The truth about fertility

Does women's fertility 'drop off a cliff' at 35? What are the risks related to delaying pregnancy?

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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.


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Trying to conceive pregnancy test

$14,000 and no baby

Last week we lost our baby. This embryo was the closest we have ever come to being pregnant.

Melody McCabe

Meditation for fertility

There seems to a direct correlation between the time you have been trying to conceive and the things you are prepared to try to make it happen.

Fertility Pregnant

From pain to joy

When medical issues meant Julia and Lee Newton couldn't have another child, a friend made them an incredible offer.

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$14,000 and no baby

Last week we lost our baby. This embryo was the closest we have ever come to being pregnant.

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.


More 'Philomena' stories

Despite multiple trips overseas and pages of correspondence, Mike Wilson was blocked at every turn in his quest to find his birth mother.

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.

Gazing into the distance

Hope after miscarriage

I remember my son's words, "Mum, I know you are sad about Chotu but aren't you happy you have me?"

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