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

Aboriginal - healthy food in pregnancy

Aboriginal - physical activity during and after pregnancy

Aboriginal - pregnancy and diabetes Updated

Adoption and foster care

Alcohol during pregnancy

Alcohol while planning a pregnancy

Amniocentesis Updated

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 Updated


Breastfeeding - for fathers Updated

Breastfeeding and healthy eating Updated

Breech position and delivery


Caesarean section

Caffeine in pregnancy

Care of your perineum after the birth Updated

Caring for yourself in pregnancy - physiotherapy advice Updated

Chloasma – dark patches on the face

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) Updated

Common health problems in pregnancy

Community agencies for advice and support in South Australia


Confirming your pregnancy

Could it harm my baby?

Crying baby


Depression and anxiety during pregnancy

Domestic violence and pregnancy


Early labour - the first stage

Early signs of pregnancy

Eating well in pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy Updated

Emotional health – your feelings and worries

Exercise in pregnancy Updated


Fathers and depression after the birth of their baby Updated

Financial support

Folic acid (Folate)

Food cravings

Formula feeding (bottle feeding)


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 Updated


Having a baby with special needs Updated

Healthy breasts feed best Updated

Helpful hints for parents in the first few weeks

Hepatitis B vaccine at birth

How will you feed your baby?


Illegal drugs during pregnancy

Immunisation and pregnancy

Interventions during labour and birth

Iron Updated

Itching in pregnancy - Obstetric Cholestasis Updated



Looking after your teeth before pregnancy


Medicines during pregnancy

Miscarriage Updated

Morning sickness Updated


Neonatology - care for your baby - South Australia

Next birth after Caesarean Section Updated


Pain relief during labour and birth

Pelvic floor exercises Updated

Physiotherapy advice - after the birth of your baby Updated

Placenta Praevia Updated

Postnatal depression

Pre-eclampsia - hypertension in pregnancy Updated

Pregnancy and epilepsy

Pregnancy after rape or unwanted sex

Pregnancy and work

Pregnancy options counselling

Pregnancy Week by Week

Premature (pre-term) labour Updated

Premature babies

Preparing for pregnancy - Diabetes

Preparing for pregnancy - inherited conditions

Preparing for pregnancy - medicines and other drugs

Problems in becoming pregnant

Professional agencies to contact for help and counselling


Recovering after a Caesarean section - your body Updated

Recovering after vaginal childbirth – your body Updated

Routine antenatal tests


Safe sleeping

Screening tests (checking you baby's health before birth)

Screening tests for Down syndrome Updated

Screening tests for neural tube defects Updated

Seatbelts and baby car restraints

Seatbelts during pregnancy

Smoking before pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy

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 Updated


Types of care during pregnancy and birth in South Australia


Ultrasound scan


Vitamin D

Vitamin D and pregnancy

Vitamin K at birth


Watching what you eat before pregnancy Updated

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 diagnostic hearing assessment

Your baby's follow-up hearing screening

Your baby's new-born hearing screening

Your physical and emotional wellbeing Updated

Your relationship with your partner