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Birthing options

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Pregnancy beyond 41 weeks

A consumer brochure with information about your birth options when you are one week past your due date.

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Your Next Birth after Caesarean Section - Maternal, child and family health

Consumer brochure with information on birth options available to women planning their next birth after caesarean section.

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Giving birth to twins

Twins are more likely to be born early, often before 38 weeks, so it's important to understand your birth options.

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Pregnancy and birth care options - Better Health Channel

Pregnant women in Victoria can choose who will care for them during their pregnancy, where they would like to give birth and how they would like to deliver their baby.

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Having a baby at a birthing centre

Birthing centres are usually more home-like than hospitals and are run by midwives. In some centres, water birth is an option.

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Pregnancy Beyond 41 Weeks - Maternal, child and family health

Pregnancy beyond 41 weeks

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Water birth

Water birth is when you give birth to your baby under water.

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Having a baby in the ACT

Find out what you need to know about having a baby in the ACT.

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Birth: vaginal birth and caesarean birth | Raising Children Network

Here’s everything you need to know about vaginal birth and caesarean birth, so you can compare their benefits and problems and make an informed choice.

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Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)

If you’ve delivered a baby by caesarean section, you may have a choice with your next pregnancy – a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) or a planned (elective) caesarean.

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