Parenting

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Maternity system at ‘crisis’ point

premium_icon Maternity system at ‘crisis’ point

Women giving birth in private hospitals has plunged, forcing hospitals to close maternity wards and pushing an extra 27,000 births a year into public hospitals.

Radical new rules for junior league players

premium_icon Radical new rules for junior league players

No premierships and a no-tackle program are among changes to be introduced to junior rugby league as the sport’s bosses try to grow the sport.

Last of six siblings to graduate daycare in 17 years

premium_icon Last of six siblings to graduate daycare in 17 years

A daycare graduation felt like "leaving home" for Dee Voller, who has now watched all six of her children farewell the same facility across 17 years.

Doctor says hospital birth safest way to go

premium_icon Doctor says hospital birth safest way to go

The fundamental difference Coast obstetrician Dr Nerida Flannery sees between hospital births and home births is safety.

Trust in doctor sways family to birthing suite

premium_icon Trust in doctor sways family to birthing suite

Melissa Cockburn loved the idea of homebirth but her trust in her obstetrician guided her to a hospital for the arrival of her two children.

Relationship key to a successful, safe homebirth

premium_icon Relationship key to a successful, safe homebirth

THE relationship midwife Mary Ziegler builds with a mother throughout a pregnancy guides how she delivers their baby.

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