Abortion access in parts of Australia remains ‘very dire’,experts say

Abortion access in parts of Australia remains ‘very dire’,experts say

Accessing abortion is still a postcode lottery for women across regional Australia despite all jurisdictions decriminalising the procedure in recent years.

  • byCarrie Fellner andCharlotte Grieve

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Life-saving tests for newborns after Sydney study makes fatal condition treatable
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Life-saving tests for newborns after Sydney study makes fatal condition treatable

The study is being touted as a major breakthrough that has taken the leading genetic cause of infant death into something that will be screened for and can be treated.

  • byMary Ward
Why enormous confusion about post-birth exercise awaits new mums

Why enormous confusion about post-birth exercise awaits new mums

Current advice is based on little evidence and there is no consensus among experts on what a “gentle” exercise regime actually looks like. Why is there such a gap?

  • byCaroline Zielinski
Low flu vaccination rates for women during pregnancy,despite being an ‘at-risk’ group

Low flu vaccination rates for women during pregnancy,despite being an ‘at-risk’ group

Few women receive a flu shot in pregnancy,despite their risk of severe infection and the benefit to babies.

  • byMary Ward
‘No large negative effects from drinking coffee while pregnant’:research

‘No large negative effects from drinking coffee while pregnant’:research

A major genetic analysis of thousands of women has found caffeine does not raise the risk of miscarriage,stillbirth or premature birth in any dose.

  • byStuart Layt
Women should have funded home birth as a genuine birthing option
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Perth

Women should have funded home birth as a genuine birthing option

There is a small but passionate movement among women for better choice in birthing.

  • byElisha Rose
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‘We are letting women down’:critical midwife shortages at NSW hospitals
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‘We are letting women down’:critical midwife shortages at NSW hospitals

Serious staff shortages are compromising women’s maternal care,midwives are warning,with hundreds of vacant nursing and midwifery positions in NSW.

  • byLucy Carroll andMary Ward
Newborn dies after Perth home birth with doula goes wrong
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Newborn dies after Perth home birth with doula goes wrong

After the baby become stuck during the birth and was not breathing when born,the father began CPR.

  • byDaile Cross
‘It’s the way you talk about it’:chef O Tama Carey on coping with a stillbirth

‘It’s the way you talk about it’:chef O Tama Carey on coping with a stillbirth

The Sydney restaurateur says it’s not death that’s hard:it’s grief.

  • byBenjamin Law
Warning over climate threat from laughing gas used during childbirth

Warning over climate threat from laughing gas used during childbirth

A new report says people should be made aware of nitrous oxide’s environmental impact when considering its use as pain relief,but midwives and mothers have warned again “guilting” women.

  • byChloe Booker
Britney Spears faced judgment following miscarriage. She is not alone

Britney Spears faced judgment following miscarriage. She is not alone

When the pop star revealed she had lost her “miracle baby” it sparked an important conversation about pregnancy loss grief – and society’s tendency to minimise it.

  • byChloe Booker