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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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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Women's and Children's Health Network.

Last reviewed: November 2012

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Kids' Health - Topics - Sexual reproduction - how babies are made - for kids

When girls and boys reach puberty, their bodies start to change and become more mature

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy and after childbirth

During pregnancy there is increased pressure on the pelvic floor, and childbirth can stretch and damage the pelvic floor muscles

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Medicines during pregnancy

If you take any prescribed medicines, you should talk to your doctor when you are planning to become pregnant or as soon as you think you are pregnant

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Ultrasound scan during pregnancy

Ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image (picture)

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Screening tests during pregnancy (checking your baby's health before birth)

Some prenatal tests are offered to all women as part of routine care in pregnancy

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Screening tests for Down syndrome

Screening tests can be done to work out the chance that your baby has Down syndrome

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Caffeine in pregnancy

 It's best to limit the amount of caffeine-containing drinks you have during pregnancy

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is one of a number of tests that can be used to detect birth defects in pregnancy

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Screening tests for neural tube defects

Screening tests can be done to work out the chance that your baby has a neural tube defect (eg spina bifida)

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Illegal drugs during pregnancy

All illegal drugs may affect an unborn baby

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