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Birth

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Pain During Childbirth | myVMC

Almost all women experience pain during childbirth whichvaries in severity. There are different pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treatment of pain during childbirth.

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Sexuality After Childbirth | myVMC

Sexuality After Childbirth information: Sexual changes after childbirth are common. Here is some information on when to engage in sex after childbirth, and changes in a woman's body after childbirth.

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Epidurals for childbirth

An epidural can be used to relieve pain during child birth and is very safe. Your anaesthetist will discuss pain relief options with you as part of your antenatal care.

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Epidurals and childbirth

Regional anaesthesia (epidural, combined spinal-epidural or spinal) is used in approximately one third of labouring women.

Read more on ANZCA – Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists website

Childbirth- What to pack for hospital

What to pack for hospital, childbirth and your newborn baby are questions that cross the mind of most mothers to be. Fathers to be also need to think about packing for hospital when their partner is 36 weeks pregnant.

Read more on Parenthub website

Sex after childbirth | Parenthub

After childbirth mums sex drive can be low and getting back into sex after pregnancy can be a bit of a challenge. Its not just the newborn baby screaming when youre ready to orgasm- during breastfeeding the breasts change and emotions about sex are different when youre a new mum.

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Pregnancy & Childbirth (Asia)

Personal stories and patient experiences of health and illness. First-hand insights and coping strategies for patients, carers, colleagues and family.

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Childbirth (baby delivery) information | myVMC

There are many ways of giving birth to a baby. Natural delivery (vaginal delivery), caesarian delivery (c-section) and water birthing are popular methods.

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Pregnancy and childbirth - Partners to Parents - partner support

Parents' experiences around pregnancy and childbirth, and early parenthood can be very different.Pregnancy is a powerful and life-changing experience.

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Contraception after childbirth and during breastfeeding | myVMC

Contraception after childbirth is an important consideration as suitable methods depend on whether a woman is breastfeeding, how often she is breastfeedng and whether or not supplemental foods are added.

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