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Pregnant women urged to give hospital a miss

Experts have reversed the advice they have been giving for years that hospital is the best place for women to give birth.

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‘Ditch the anti-vaccine bullies’

Agony aunt Emily Yoffe tells a worried father-to-be to find a birth team he feels comfortable with.

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Two more womb swap babies due

The expectant mums will be the first to carry children using the very uterus that carried them as unborn infants.

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Pregnant women urged to give hospital a miss
December 19 2014 at 10:46

Experts have reversed the advice they have been giving for years that hospital is the best place for women to give birth.

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‘Ditch the anti-vaccine bullies’
November 21 2014 at 13:07

Agony aunt Emily Yoffe tells a worried father-to-be to find a birth team he feels comfortable with.

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Two more womb swap babies due
October 6 2014 at 11:57

The expectant mums will be the first to carry children using the very uterus that carried them as unborn infants.

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‘I gave birth in a room full of friends’
September 17 2014 at 12:17

Katy Chatel says her home birth surround by friends and family was not unconventional at all...

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Memorable birth was a lifelong gift
August 22 2014 at 13:43

Bruce Friedland reflects on the satisfying - and bittersweet - journey that is parenting.

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Half of mothers enjoy childbirth - survey
August 20 2014 at 13:53

It's no surprise that nearly two-thirds of women say that childbirth was the most painful experience of their lives.

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Gum disease linked to preterm labour
August 8 2014 at 11:27

Up to 30 percent of preterm deliveries can be traced back to bacteria produced by pregnancy-related gingivitis, says a UWC study.

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Making pills from placenta
August 6 2014 at 17:53

There has been a dramatic rise in women choosing to ingest their placentas after giving birth. Placenta smoothies, anyone?

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Epidurals ‘can beat baby blues’
August 4 2014 at 12:06

Women who have an epidural during childbirth are less likely to suffer from post-natal depression, scientists claim.

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‘Heroic’ surrogate mother praised
August 4 2014 at 10:17

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has praised the Thai woman raising a baby who was reportedly abandoned by his parents.

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