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Aboriginal - alcohol, tobacco and other drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Adoption and foster care - South Australia

Alcohol during pregnancy

Alcohol while planning a pregnancy


Antenatal visits - check-ups during your pregnancy

Asthma in pregnancy


Baby blues

Before your baby is born - Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia

Before your baby is born – Lyell McEwin Hospital, South Australia

Before your baby is born – Women's and Children's Hospital, South Australia

Bladder control

Blood tests for your newborn baby - newborn screening test

Bowel Care


Breastfeeding - for fathers

Breastfeeding and healthy eating

Breech position and delivery Updated


Caesarean section

Caffeine in pregnancy Updated

Care of your perineum after the birth

Caring for yourself in pregnancy - physiotherapy advice

Chloasma – dark patches on the face

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

Common health problems in pregnancy

Community agencies for advice and support in South Australia

Conception Updated

Confirming your pregnancy

Could it harm my baby?

Crying baby Updated


Depression and anxiety during pregnancy Updated

Domestic violence and pregnancy Updated


Early labour - the first stage Updated

Early signs of pregnancy

Eating well in pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy

Emotional health – your feelings and worries Updated

Exercise in pregnancy Updated


Fathers - your relationship with your partner Updated

Fathers - your relationship with your baby Updated

Fathers and depression after the birth of their baby

Financial support - Australia Updated

Folic acid (Folate)

Food cravings

Formula feeding (bottle feeding) Updated


Genetic or medical termination of pregnancy Updated

Gestational diabetes - diabetes that begins during pregnancy Updated

Getting pregnant

Going to Hospital Updated

Government records of births

Group B Streptococcus


Having a baby with special needs Updated

Healthy breasts feed best Updated

Helpful hints for parents in the first few weeks Updated

Hepatitis B vaccine at birth

How will you feed your baby? Updated


Illegal drugs during pregnancy Updated

Immunisation and pregnancy

Immunisations for whooping cough and flu during pregnancy

Interventions during labour and birth Updated

Itching in pregnancy - Obstetric Cholestasis Updated


Listeria Updated

Looking after your teeth before pregnancy Updated


Medicines during pregnancy

Miscarriage Updated

Morning sickness Updated


Neonatology - care for your baby - South Australia Updated

Next birth after Caesarean Section (VBAC) Updated


Pain relief during labour and birth Updated

Pelvic floor exercises Updated

Physiotherapy advice - after the birth of your baby

Placenta Praevia

Postnatal depression

Pre-eclampsia - hypertension in pregnancy

Pregnancy and epilepsy

Pregnancy after rape or unwanted sex

Pregnancy and work Updated

Pregnancy options counselling Updated

Pregnancy Week by Week Updated

Premature (pre-term) labour

Premature babies Updated

Preparing for pregnancy - Diabetes Updated

Preparing for pregnancy - inherited conditions Updated

Preparing for pregnancy - medicines and other drugs

Problems in becoming pregnant Updated

Professional agencies to contact for help and counselling - South Australia Updated


Recovering after a Caesarean section - your body Updated

Recovering after vaginal childbirth – your body Updated

Routine antenatal tests Updated


Safe sleeping Updated

Screening tests (checking your baby's health before birth) Updated

Screening tests for Down syndrome Updated

Screening tests for neural tube defects Updated

Seatbelts and baby car restraints Updated

Seatbelts during pregnancy Updated

Smoking before pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy Updated

Stillbirth and neonatal death Updated

Stretch marks

Survivors of child sexual abuse


Teeth - looking after your teeth during pregnancy

Termination of pregnancy (abortion)

The first 3 months – the first trimester

The last 3 months – the third trimester

The Metropolitan Aboriginal Family Birthing Program

The second 3 months – the second trimester

Thinking about your baby

Threatened miscarriage


Types of care during pregnancy and birth in South Australia


Ultrasound scan


Vaginal birth after Caesarean section (VBAC) (see: Next birth after Caesarean Section (VBAC)) Updated

Vitamin D

Vitamin D and pregnancy

Vitamin K at birth


Watching what you eat before pregnancy

When your baby is born – the second and third stage

When to contact your hospital, doctor or midwife

Why is my baby yellow? - neonatal jaundice.

Words used by midwives and doctors - glossary


Your baby's new-born hearing screening

Your physical and emotional wellbeing

Your relationship with your partner