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Parenthub

Parenthub is a free online resource for Australian parents. It provides relevant and up to date health information.

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Parenthub provides educational referenced articles on:

  • getting pregnant (preconception)
  • pregnancy and birth
  • parenting newborns through to teenagers
  • nutrition from breastfeeding and formula through to starting solids in babies and kids recipes
  • educational and play activities including learning outcomes
  • latest news and clinical trials.

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Sleep positions during pregnancy and pregnancy pillow

Pregnant and having trouble sleeping? Find out about sleep positions that keep you and your baby safe and how to support your body while sleeping.

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Natural birth

For some expectant mothers the thought of a drug free birth can be downright terrifying. But as Beth explains, if you are equipped with the proper knowledge and right mindset during your pregnancy, a completely drug free birth can be one of the most beautiful and fulfilling experiences of your life.

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Baby walkers: Are they safe? Information for parents | Parenthub

Are baby walkers safe? Will they help your child learn to walk and keep them occupied while you work? Find out if baby walkers are right for your child.

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Induction of labour

Inducing labour allows women to deliver their baby normally by stimulating labour contractions. There are several medical and surgical techniques which can be used.

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Surrogacy: Adoption before birth

Using a surrogate mother is one option for couples that cant get pregnant. Dr Joe explains surrogacy from a medical point of view.

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Pregnancy weight gain

Pregnancy weight gain is normally 11.5-16kg. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is unhealthy. Overweight and obese pregnant women should gain only 5-9kg.

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4 weeks pregnant: Changes for baby

In pregnancy week 4 your baby is still less than a millimetre in length and is known as a blastocyst. Blastocyst implantation into the lining of the womb finishes this week. The placenta which will provide nutrients to and remove waste products from your baby during pregnancy forms this week and begins producing pregnancy hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin). Even though you are unaware that youre pregnant, your baby is growing rapidly.

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Week by week pregnancy- 6 weeks pregnant- key points

Week 6 of pregnancy is a time of rapid embryo development and there are also lots of changes occurring for mum. Its an important time to avoid harmful substances which can interfere with the development of babys organs, and obtain antenatal care if you have not already. See the key points about and changes in the sixth week of pregnancy.

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Introducing solids to complement breastfeeding and weaning

Breastfeeding, starting solids and weaning should occur at particular stages of a babys development. Exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months and introducing solids gradually thereafter is recommended for most babies, but there are exceptions to these baby feeding rules.

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Settling a crying baby

A crying baby needs love and attention. There are many things parents can do to settle a crying baby.

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