Babies & Pregnancy

Contraception: the mini (progestogen-only) pill

What is the mini pill? The mini pill or progestogen-only pill (POP) is a type of contraception that you take

Contraception: the combined pill

The combined oral contraceptive pill (often referred to simply as ‘the pill’) is one of the most popular methods of

Pregnancy planning

Whether you are thinking about having a baby for the first time or have been pregnant before, with a little

Ovulation testing

Ovulation testing is something you might consider if you are trying to get pregnant. Home ovulation test kits detect changes

Getting pregnant

Having a baby may seem like the most natural thing in the world, but for many this just isn’t so.

Folic acid and your pregnancy

Every year in Australia, about 50 babies are born with spina bifida. Neural tube defects (NTDs) occur in the early

Childbirth – pain relief options

There are many options available for pain relief during childbirth in Australia. Some women choose self-care measures to relieve labour pain,

Contraception: sterilisation implants (Essure)

Essure sterilisation implants are a type of permanent contraception for women. Sterilisation implants are tiny, flexible metal coils that can

Female infertility

Difficulties getting pregnant are due to problems with the woman’s fertility – female infertility – about 40 per cent of

Emergency contraception – morning-after pill

Emergency contraception is a method used to prevent an unwanted pregnancy following an act of unprotected intercourse. Emergency contraception must

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