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Eating well in pregnancy

Eating a nutritious and varied diet in pregnancy is the best way of caring for yourself and your baby. The

Low-birth-weight babies

Babies are considered of low birth weight if they weigh less than 2500 g at birth. Low birth weight is

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

A congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect where there is an abnormal hole in the diaphragm – the large,

Baby’s health: the Apgar score

The Apgar score is a standardised way of checking the health of a newborn baby. The Apgar score is used

Paracetamol for children

Paracetamol is a medicine that is commonly used in children and is available without a prescription. The main uses of

Baby’s due date

‘When is my baby due?’ is one of the first questions many expectant parents will ask after a pregnancy test

Contraception: female condom

The female condom is a strong, soft and transparent sheath that is inserted into the vagina before sex, providing protection

Video: Antacids a risk for child allergies

Acid reflux happens when food comes back up from the stomach and is spat or vomited out. It’s a common

Animation: newborn baby’s senses

While some senses are more developed than others, babies can see, hear, smell, taste and feel from birth. Take a

Caesarean section births may lead to poorer health outcomes

Rates of caesarean birth in Australia are high, on par with the rest of the world. One third of Australian

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