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Birth

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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.

Read more on WA Health website

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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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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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Recovering after vaginal childbirth your body

Childbirth is a natural process but it has a profound effect on your body. The following exercises can assist your recovery.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Maternal Sepsis

Maternal sepsisis a severe bacterial infection, usually of the uterus (womb), which can occur in pregnant women or more commonly, in the days following childbirth. Infection that occurs just after childbirth is also known as puerperal sepsis.

Read more on NSW Health website

Being a father after childbirth- Getting used to newborn care, baby sleep patterns and changing nappies Gazs story

No one wants to stay in hospital after childbirth, but its a useful time for new fathers to learn about breastfeeding and how to change a nappy. Getting home and starting a new life together as a family is always a pleasure, but Gaz found out that being a father is not all fun and games. Newborn baby sleep patterns take a bit of getting used to and lack of sleep quickly catches up with new parents. Find out more about Gazs first few weeks with his baby after childbirth.

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Epidurals - myDr.com.au

Learn about the anaesthetic procedure often used in childbirth, known as an epidural.

Read more on myDr website

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