Parenting

Parents withdraw Charlie request

Former White House Speechwriter Bill McGurn on the immorality of socialized medicine. Photo Credit: Associated Press. Connie Yates, the mother of critically ill baby Charlie Gard, said making the decision to withdraw the request was the hardest thing they had ever had to do. Picture: AP Photo/Matt Dunham. THE parents …

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Zoe gets real about breastfeeding

Zoe Hendrix from Married At First Sight has shared her breastfeeding journey since her daughter Harper was a newborn. A NEW mum has shown off her “uneven boobs” on Instagram to highlight a rarely discussed side effect of breastfeeding. Zoe Hendrix, 27, was praised by other mums after she posted …

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Prince George’s royal problem

The palace has released new photograph of Prince George to mark his fourth birthday. Prince George, seen with his father last week in Germany, will soon have to state his surname. But which one? Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images. PRINCE George will be starting school and like most young kids he …

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New hope for women doing IVF

A new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia could give renewed hope to women undergoing IVF. NINE out of 10 Australian women who begin a course of IVF will have a baby if they persevere for up to eight cycles of the treatment, according to a new analysis. …

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Childcare centre adds fire pit to highlight risk

Rhett Warren, 2, at Amaze Early Education Centre in Ormeau with the fire pit. Picture: Nigel Hallett OPERATORS of an early learning centre are adding a controversial element to the three R tradition. In a Queensland first, parents are on board as the new centre on the Gold Coast adds …

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Childcare centre adding risk to play

Rhett Warren, 2, at Amaze Early Education Centre in Ormeau with the fire pit. Picture: Nigel Hallett OPERATORS of an early learning centre are adding a controversial element to the three R tradition. In a Queensland first, parents are on board as the new centre on the Gold Coast adds …

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Aussie school where kids can smoke

Year 10 students from Warrakirri College enjoy a lunch break and light up some cigarettes in the “smoking zone” at the front of the school. Picture: Sam Ruttyn IT’S morning recess at school and students wander out of the classrooms, chatting, laughing, and reaching for their cigarettes to light up …

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‘I knew at 17 weeks something wasn’t right’

Nicole and Bernard with their three daughters, two who were born with a rare form of dwarfism. IT WAS almost halfway through her second pregnancy when Nicole and her husband Bernard were told they had “virtually no chance of a normal baby”. Early stages of her pregnancy had been “textbook …

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‘My wife didn’t tell me she’s pregnant’

Scott’s wife didn’t tell him she wasn’t taking contraception until she was 11 weeks pregnant. WHOSE decision is it to have a child? Scott* 44, from Queensland, had no say in the matter when his wife got pregnant, and now he doesn’t know what to do. *** I’M A father …

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‘Don’t leave it until it’s too late’

Ed and Karen Stewart have been given just months to live. A HUSBAND and wife with three young kids have both been diagnosed with terminal cancer and been told they have just months to live. Ed and Karen Stewart were given the devastating news within weeks of each other and …

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