The UK is facing a population crisis with birth rates at an all-time low.
New research shows that there's much in a name: people will use the sounds in names to infer someone’s physical and personality traits.
Excluding high earning dads from paid parental leave is not the answer.
Breastfeeding mothers are turning to online groups due to dwindling real-life support — but these volunteer-led platforms don't always have the best advice.
Vanuatu has banned them outright, while many Chinese families use just one every 24 hours. So why are Australians still sending millions of dirty nappies to landfill every single day?
When there is no "village" to help raise a child, parents often turn to baby books for guidance — but they don't always hold the best advice.
Soothing babies with song is a natural instinct for some parents, and research has shown just how powerful it can be for premature babies.
In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.
The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls 'the lowest number of births in 32 years.' This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.
Research suggests that parents and babies communicate in remarkably similar ways despite striking variation in cultural practices.
Using a sing song voice helps babies tell the difference between words like 'mummy' or 'daddy'.
The WHO has called for the global scale-up of human milk banks.
Baby-led weaning won't necessarily make your child a less fussy eater, new research finds.
About 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental illness.
Our new research has discovered what gives human sperm the strength to succeed in the race to fertilise the egg – and it's all to do with their tails.
Breastfeeding is not a logical choice based on some health benefit but an urge, an instinct.
Semi-identical or sesquizygotic twins occur when two sperm fertilise one egg. A boy and a girl in Brisbane are only the second set of semi-identical twins known in the world.
One of the concerns parents have if their baby needs surgery is whether the general anaesthetic will affect the child's developing brain. New research finds it won't.
Encouraging your baby to be active can improve their health in other areas too.
When World War II struck, the British government evacuated women to hospitals in the countryside to give birth – and the change still affects maternity care today.