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Assisted vaginal delivery (antenatal use)

An assisted vaginal delivery is a common procedure and is usually a safe method of delivery for you and your baby.

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Giving birth - contractions

Contractions are the tightening of the muscles in your uterus. They tend to become longer, stronger and more frequent as your labour progresses.

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Pregnancy

Discover more about health topics relevant to pregnant women and parents-to-be, such as pregnancy tests, morning sickness, pre-eclampsia and labour.

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Pain relief during labour

Learn what natural and medical options are available to you to relieve pain during labour and how your birth support partner can help you.

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Maternity care in Australia

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, find out what care, support and services may be available to you in Australia.

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Pelvic floor exercises

Pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor which come under great strain in pregnancy and childbirth.

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Oxytocin

Oxytocin is a hormone that plays an important role in both the female and male reproductive system.

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Periods while breastfeeding

Many factors determine when your period will return if you're breastfeeding. Learn more about how breastfeeding affects your menstrual cycle.

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Tailbone (coccyx) pain and injury

Tailbone (coccyx) pain and injury can happen if you fall or sit on hard surfaces. Learn to manage your pain with self care and when to see your doctor.

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Painful sex for women

Experiencing pain or discomfort during sex is fairly common, but in some cases there is an underlying cause.

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