EDITOR’S PICKS

  • These books all have unusual and compelling illustrations to accompany their text. Although they are aimed at young kids, one book is definitely for adults as well! Look What We Can Do! (Archie & Reddie, #3) written and illustrated by Candy James, pub. HarperCollins Childrens...

  • Leah Ruppanner, Brendan Churchill and Liz Dean ask will 2022 be the year they share the burden? The COVID pandemic has made the very private issue of the domestic division of labour – the way housework and childcare are divided – a very public issue....

  •  Here’s what can happen when parents disagree, writes Nicholas Wood Australian children aged 5-11 are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. For many parents, vaccinating their child is a shared decision with both parents agreeing to go ahead. But not all parents agree. As...

  • In raising her son, who has cerebral palsy, Alex Field has learned to focus on his ability rather than his disability.  When my son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, I was shocked, terrified and alone. Fear of the unknown and of what lay ahead consumed...

  • Your guide to what’s on this Australia Day January 26th, 2022 and how you can celebrate it with the whole family. Want to get the kids out of the house safely this Australia Day? We’ve got some suggestions. SYDNEY Australia Day Live Australia Day Live...

  • Leaving children unattended for “an unreasonable amount of time” is against the law but many of us do leave our children at home. Natalie Ritchie looks at why.

Celebrating Mothers

  • Half of women over 35 who want a child don’t end up having one, or have fewer than they planned, writes Karin Hammarberg. At age 35, one in four Australian women and one in three men were hoping to have a child or more children...

  • Just don’t douche! write Naomi Strout and Mathew Leonardi. Researchers in the UK recently discovered a rapid test that checks the vaginal microbiome and can detect risks of preterm birth. Usually, tests to check the microbiome are complicated and it takes a long time to...

  • Associate Professor Joshua Vogel, Dr Meghan Bohren , Katherine EddyandRana Islamiah Zahroh, look at why Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are dangerous disorders causing high blood pressure during pregnancy. After haemorrhage, they are the second leading direct cause of death among pregnant or recently pregnant women –...

  • IVF success rates have improved significantly over the last 10 years, a new report by UNSW medical researchers has shown. The live birth rate per initiated IVF cycle in women using their own eggs has increased by 18% overall, with even steeper improvements in older...

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