Deciding to use a sperm donor is not always an easy choice, and for Heather it was complicated by the fact she was conceived using donor sperm. She's one of many donor children who want more transparency around their biological fathers.
Women are having fewer children on average, but — as journalist Tory Shepherd knows all too well — that doesn't stop the notion that they are "missing something" if they opt out of motherhood.
SA Health will discontinue WCH Teething Gel after incidents of infants being harmed by consuming too much of the active ingredient, prompting complaints from parents.
Pregnancy, labour and delivery are incredibly physically demanding for women. But birth is no walk in the park for the baby either, as new MRI images show.
The Australian consumer watchdog is warning parents to keep the Rock 'n Play sleeper "out of reach of children" in the wake of reports more than 30 babies died in them over 10 years in the US.
Holding a baby in one hand while finishing a paper with the other or being criticised for returning to work too early — these are common occurrences for new mothers in science and medicine. But the juggle continues, and so does the push for equality.
A Sydney father says he saw a group lined up waiting for his local Coles supermarket to open, before rushing through the doors and knocking over boxes of cherries to get to the infant formula.
Many parents think baby walkers and exercise jumpers can help their child develop quicker, but in fact they do the opposite, experts warn.
Skye Quartermaine couldn't get permission from her landlord to secure a chest of drawers to a wall. Months later the drawers fell on her 21-month-old son and crushed him to death.
The debate over whether IVF clinics should publish their success rates has been pushed into the spotlight after a South Australian senator called for the information to be made public to couples trying to conceive through the procedure.