Baby with a ‘batman birthmark’ on face undergoes surgery

2019-10-10 15:39

Luna has congenital melanocytic nevus, a birthmark which usually looks like a huge, dark blemish, often on the face.

More than a birthmark: My family's experience of infant hemangioma

2018-05-14 14:19

In May we celebrate International Month of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks, which prompted Elizabeth Mamacos to share her experience to raise awareness.

What birthmarks really mean

2014-07-17 11:14

We uncover the mystery surrounding strawberry smudges, café au lait spots and other newborn blemishes that may surprise you. 

Just because it's my culture, does it make it right?

2014-03-31 08:39

For first-time moms, straddling both traditional and modern principles can cause confusion, emotional instability and insecurity. How do moms negotiate this slippery road? 

Your baby's vital six-week check-up

2012-11-27 08:51

Don't feel nervous about your baby's very first check-up.

Skin savvy

2012-08-17 08:35

A blemish on your baby's perfect skin isn't pretty, but it's probably perfectly normal.

"Eating oranges gives your baby jaundice"

2010-11-30 16:14

Tall tales, urban legends… people love their old wives’ tales, especially when it comes to the pregnancy ones! 

7 facts about your newborn

2010-03-10 11:52

The early hours of being alone with your new baby and getting to know them are some of the most precious moments you will ever spend together.

Your newborn baby: red and wrinkled

2008-08-28 10:55

What your newborn will look like.


"Polka-dot cutie" spreads awareness of rare birthmark

2019-05-10 15:42

The little girl was diagnosed with a port wine stain at four days old after doctors initially believed she had a bruise from labour that would fade in a few days.

Pregnancy myths debunked

2015-11-26 10:09

Eat that samoosa and your baby will be born with red hair? We don't think so... but you'd be amazed at how many people do!

Truth and myth of strawberry birthmarks

2014-04-25 12:36

Do simple birthmarks have a deeper significance?

‘It’s going to fall off if you play with it’

2013-05-20 15:00

6 myths parents shouldn’t repeat and how to avoid telling them to your kids.

Is it safe to eat strawberries during pregnancy?

2012-08-30 15:42

I am now 22 weeks pregnant and I just want to know if it is safe to eat strawberries during pregnancy? I've heard from numerous sources that it can possibly cause severe birth defects in the baby and excessive birthmarks.

‘My child had a stroke’

2011-05-17 12:12

Strokes occur more often in babies and children than most parents know, and the effects can be devastating if not picked up or treated early enough.

Your baby: Week 1

2010-11-18 11:21

What to expect from your baby's first week.

Birth weight linked to tumours

2008-12-01 10:51

Low birth weight ups risk of infant skin tumours

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