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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 - 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 - Ears - hearing problems

Our senses help us to make sense of the world around us

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Umbilical care and umbilical hernia - babies and young children

After the cord is cut at birth, your baby will be left with a short stump of cord attached to the umbilicus

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Pregnancy after rapeor unwanted sex

This topic gives information about your legal rights, your choices and support you can access if you are pregnant after rape or unwanted sex

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Termination of pregnancy (abortion)

Among women of reproductive age, recent Australian research shows that approximately half will have experienced an unplanned pregnancy making it a normal part of women's reproductive experience

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Kids' Health - Topics - Making your home safe from burglars

Many kids have written in to ask about how to feel safe in their homes

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Confirming your pregnancy

There are several ways to find out if you are in fact pregnant: a blood test; a home pregnancy urinetest; a urine test or internal examination by your doctor

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Sleep in early childhood

Sleep for babies and children can be a concern for parents

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Medicines for fever and pain - babies and children

Paracetamol has been safely used for many years to help with mild to moderate pain and fever for babies over 1 month of age, young children, older children and adults

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