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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 Updated

Amniocentesis Updated

Antenatal visits - check-ups during your pregnancy Updated

Asthma in pregnancy


Baby blues

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

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 Updated

Breech position and delivery


Caesarean section Updated

Caffeine in pregnancy

Care of your perineum after the birth Updated

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 Updated

Could it harm my baby?

Crying baby


Depression and anxiety during pregnancy

Domestic violence and pregnancy


Early labour - the first stage Updated

Early signs of pregnancy

Eating well in pregnancy Updated

Ectopic pregnancy Updated

Emotional health – your feelings and worries

Exercise in pregnancy


Fathers - your relationship with your partner

Fathers - your relationship with your baby

Fathers and depression after the birth of their baby

Financial support

Folic acid (Folate)

Food cravings

Formula feeding (bottle feeding)


Genetic or medical termination of pregnancy

Gestational diabetes - diabetes that begins during pregnancy

Getting pregnant Updated

Going to Hospital

Government records of births

Group B Streptococcus Updated


Having a baby with special needs

Healthy breasts feed best

Helpful hints for parents in the first few weeks

Hepatitis B vaccine at birth Updated

How will you feed your baby?


Illegal drugs during pregnancy

Immunisation and pregnancy

Immunisations for whooping cough and flu during pregnancy

Interventions during labour and birth

Itching in pregnancy - Obstetric Cholestasis Updated


Listeria Updated

Looking after your teeth before pregnancy


Medicines during pregnancy Updated

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

Physiotherapy advice - after the birth of your baby

Placenta Praevia Updated

Postnatal depression

Pre-eclampsia - hypertension in pregnancy

Pregnancy and epilepsy

Pregnancy after rape or unwanted sex

Pregnancy and work

Pregnancy options counselling

Pregnancy Week by Week Updated

Premature (pre-term) labour Updated

Premature babies Updated

Preparing for pregnancy - Diabetes

Preparing for pregnancy - inherited conditions

Preparing for pregnancy - medicines and other drugs

Problems in becoming pregnant Updated

Professional agencies to contact for help and counselling


Recovering after a Caesarean section - your body

Recovering after vaginal childbirth – your body

Routine antenatal tests


Safe sleeping

Screening tests (checking your 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 Updated

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) Updated

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 Updated


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 Updated

Why is my baby yellow? - neonatal jaundice. Updated

Words used by midwives and doctors - glossary Updated


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

Your relationship with your partner Updated