Pregnancy

Your pregnancy, or theirs?

Melissa Shedden A barrage of conflicting advice about do's and don'ts during pregnancy awaits women.

Mother machine

'I loved pregnancy - but I never want to be a mum': prolific surrogate mother retires after 10 babies

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What sort of woman offers to be a surrogate for a childless couple? An incredibly altruistic one, of course.

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Royal baby

Pregnancy protocol broken as royal announcement made at two months

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Daisy Dumas News of Catherine and William's baby sees a very different royal pregnancy playing out to those that went before.

Expectant Kate

Pregnancy: the glows and the lows

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Alissa Warren Surely Kate's pregnancy is smooth sailing after the magical 12-week mark? No, it's just the beginning, writes Alissa Warren.

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Pregnancy power shift: money does the talking

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Adele Horin WHEN a couple disagrees on whether to have a child or more children, the woman's wishes usually prevail.

Illness mars the joy of pregnancy for champion runner

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Sarah-Jane Collins Olympic gold medallist Catherine Freeman has revealed she is pregnant with her first child, and has developed type 2 diabetes as a result.

Drug bungle

Pregnancy warning as drug company admits contraceptive pill bungle

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Pfizer, the world’s biggest drugmaker, has recalled 1 million birth-control packs after discovering that pills were mixed up inside the packages, possibly putting women at risk for unintended...

Fertility and fingerfood

'Egg freezing parties' tackle fertility issues in friendly atmosphere

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Nedahl Stelio Welcome to an egg-freezing party. Where women drink champagne, are educated on the science of freezing their eggs, and the offer of putting your fertility on hold is being openly discussed.

Misconception

Sarah Dingle who has been trying to find her genetic father who was a donor and all records from Royal North Shore Hospital have been destroyed.
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Who's the daddy? A sperm-donor daughter's quest to discover her real father.

About Last Night

Maureen Matthews There is no reason not to enjoy sex during menstruation.

Brazilian who turned 126 years old last week could be oldest living person

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Matt Roper A Brazilian man whose parents were African slaves could be the oldest living person ever documented after receiving a birth certificate showing he turned 126 last week, it was reported on Tuesday.

CityKat

Does birth order influence relationship success?

Siblings

Katherine Feeney Survey suggests those born first stand a better chance of landing a loving, long-term relationship than their siblings.

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CityKat

Does birth order influence love and sex success?

Katherine Feeney New research indicates those born first stand a better chance of landing a loving, long-term relationship than their siblings. Only children were also less lucky in love.

Fratelli Paradiso an enduring spot

Quality: Pasta with scampi from Fratelli Paradiso

Daisy Dumas This was bound to happen. It’s only the natural order of things, for a column that pits the favourite spots of some of our best-known Sydneysiders against S’s taste tests to cut the...

Teens and sex

When can teenagers have a partner sleep over?

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Matty Silver Talking about sex with teenagers is something most parents find difficult; the teenage years are tough on both teens and parents.

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The secret to a long life

World's oldest person celebrates her 116th birthday: 'Eat and sleep and you will live a long time'

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Julian Ryall Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman born in 1898, shares her recipe for longevity: eating lots of sushi and sleeping eight hours a night.

How times have changed

Would you pop a placenta pill?

Sandy Smith Repulsive no-no or healthy supplement? The debate is a long way from being settled.

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Is the female condom making a comeback?

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Catherine Rodie The scientists behind the female condom have been tinkering with the design, and they think that this time round, it is going to take off.

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Outsource personal life

It's time to take our life off the market

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Cosima Marriner Do we outsource too much of ourselves?

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When the black dog bites

Illustration by Simon Bosch

Depression is personal. No two cases are the same and not all treatments suit everyone.