Happy ancient Roman Mother’s Day
No breakfast in bed and a bouquet, on ancient Roman Mother’s Day, women served their slaves, says University of Melbourne historian and archaeologist.
Motherhood in a climate crisis
On International Women's Day, a University of Melbourne experts says as our planet and society changes, mothers are on the frontline of the ecological battle.
The human animal: Breastfeeding in public
A show by a University of Melbourne researcher puts the act of breastfeeding on stage; exploring what it means to be a ecofeminist mother in the 21st century.
More maternal and child health nurse visits help mothers and babies thrive
University of Melbourne research finds increasing maternal and child health nurse visits to mothers facing adversity improves maternal and child wellbeing.
Busting five myths about pregnancy
From what you should eat to how much your baby should move, two University of Melbourne experts bust some pregnancy myths for expecting parents.
Women and the slowing global population
Around the world, birth rates are slowing to a more sustainable level. And a University of Melbourne expert's report says it’s women that are behind the change.
Seven Super Mums of the animal kingdom
From orang-utans to koalas, from octopuses to spiders, these mothers of the animal kingdom take mothering to the extreme.
Breastfeeding: The heart of the matter
Breastfeeding is linked to better lifelong health and intelligence for children and improved health and wellbeing for mothers, a worldwide study shows.