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Fish oil in pregnancy may reduce asthma in kids

Asthma and wheezing disorders are common in children. It’s estimated that asthma affects one in 9 or ten Australian children

Contraception: diaphragms

A diaphragm – a soft circular silicone rubber dome that a woman inserts high into her vagina – is a

SIDS: frequently asked questions

What is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)? SIDS is ‘the sudden and unexpected death of an infant under one year

Massaging the pain out of labour

Labour is a painful experience for most women, however there are options available to assist with pain relief. These range

Preterm labour

What is preterm labour? Going into labour before your 37th week of pregnancy is called preterm labour, or premature labour.

SIDS: reducing the risk

Research has found some important ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death and create a safe sleeping environment

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

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