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Women's and Children's Health Network

The Child and Youth Health website is an initiative of the Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) within SA Health.

Women's and Children's Health Network provides acute and community-based services for women and children across South Australia, through the Women's and Children's Hospital and its network of Child and Family Health Centres. WCHN is also a key provider of accessible health information to the community via its websites and printed resources.

The cyh.com website has been online since 1998. It contains evidence-based health topics, specifically written for pregnant women, parents, primary school children, teenagers and young adults. The content is regularly reviewed by appropriate experts and the topics provide links to further resources and services. The topics are also a useful resource for teachers and other health professionals.

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Last reviewed: November 2012

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Jaundice in babies

Two or three days after birth you may notice that your baby's skin has a yellow colour - this is called jaundice. Jaundice often develops in normal healthy babies in the first week or so of life.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Apraxia (dyspraxia) - effects on speech

In this topic we are looking at the effects of apraxia (dyspraxia) on speech. Apraxia causes difficulty in controlling the muscles that are needed for speakingskilfully and quickly. This interferes with a child's ability to correctly pronounce sounds, syllables and words.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Cuts, grazes and bruises

Children often injure themselves during play, and older children can be injured during sporting activities. While the body is very good at healing itself, cuts and grazes usually heal more quickly if simple first aid steps are followed.

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Kids' Health - Topics - School sores - impetigo

One day you could wake up, look in the mirror and see

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Your baby's eyes

This topic tells you about a baby's eyes and their understanding of what they can see in the first year oftheir life

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Kids' Health - Topics - Dyslexia - info for school kids

Dyslexia is the name for troubles that some kids and adults have with reading and writing

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Stillbirth and neonatal death

It is very uncommon for a baby to die in late pregnancy these days because women are healthier and good antenatal care is available

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is when the baby starts to develop outside the uterus (womb), most commonly in a Fallopian tube

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Genetic or medical termination of pregnancy

No one who conceives a pregnancy expects to have to end it - terminate (abort)it - for medical reasons, or for a normally happy event to become one of sadness

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Kids' Health - Topics - Asthma - managing your asthma

This topic tells you how to manage asthma

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