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The Epworth Freemasons Maternity Hospital

Information about the Epworth Freemasons Maternity Hospital – including a virtual tour of the facilities and FAQ
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The Royal Women's Hospital

Health information fact sheets from the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne
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Birth.com.au – from bellies to babies and beyond

Register with birth.com.au for a free weekly pregnancy email, and parenting updates in the 12 months after birth
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Better Health Channel

A Victorian government site providing reliable health and medical information
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Nutrition in Pregnancy

Information about healthy eating in pregnancy
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Essential Eating for Two

Dietary information including menu planning for diabetes and other requirements. Advice about exercise during pregnancy from Sports Medicine Australia
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Exercise in Pregnancy

Pregnancy used to signal the end of a woman’s sporting career but in recent years many great female athletes have returned to their sport to compete at the highest levels following the birth of a baby.
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Exercise after Pregnancy

Advice about exercise after childbirth from Sports Medicine Australia. A brochure on what baby’s movements mean and tips on how to keep check on your baby’s health by being aware of their movements.
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Baby’s Movements & What They Mean

Information to help you get to know and understand what your baby’s movements mean.
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Medicines Information Centre

Ask a pharmacist about the safety of medication in pregnancy and breastfeeding
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Swine Flu

Information about swine flu provided by the Department of Health, Victoria
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Gestational Diabetes

Information on gestational diabetes from Diabetes Australia
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Australian Multiple Birth Association

AMBA is a not for profit organisation providing support, resources and education to families expecting twins or triplets
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Paid Parental Leave

Australian Government website for information on paid parental leave
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Choice – Babies and Kids

Choice – independent tests and reviews of baby and toddler equipment
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The Australian Breastfeeding Association

The leading source of breastfeeding information and support in Australia – this organisation provides a 24hr telephone helpline for breastfeeding support
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Find a Lactation Consultant

Use this site to find a lactation consultant who can visit you at home and help you with breastfeeding
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Maternal and Child Health

Find contact information for your local maternal child health service
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Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline

A general health website containing information on pregnancy, birth and parenting in the first 12 months
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Parentline Victoria

Parentline Victoria provides a telephone counselling service for parents
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Information about prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
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Help with Settling Baby to Sleep

An Australian parenting website, this site provides some useful information about common children’s sleep problems
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Whooping Cough Vaccine

Information about the Whooping Cough vaccine provided by the Department of Health, Victoria
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Hepatitis B Vaccine for Infants

Information about the Hepatitis B vaccine provided by the Department of Health, Victoria
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Vitamin K Injection for Newborn Babies

Information about the infant vitamin K injection provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council
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Calm Birth

Find out about calmbirth® and find courses and practitioners.
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