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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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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) is one of a number of tests that can be used to detect birth defects in 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 - Listeria infection during pregnancy

Listeriosis is a rare but serious illness caused by a germ called Listeria

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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 - Teeth - looking after your teeth during pregnancy

During pregnancy you may get gums problems - they may become more tender and bleed

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Problems in becoming pregnant

Only about eight out of ten women will achieve a pregnancy within twelve months of trying, and about one in eight women have difficulties getting pregnant

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Exercise in pregnancy

Being pregnant for 40 or so weeks is a physical challenge! The fitter you are to begin with, the better - but it is never too late to start

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Smoking during pregnancy

It is best not to smoke during pregnancy

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Alcohol during pregnancy

If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, no alcohol is the safest choice Alcohol crosses the placenta to the developing baby The alcohol will reach the developing baby very quickly and its blood alcohol level will be the same as yours Alcohol can cause permanent harm to a developing baby at any stage during the pregnancy Alcohol can affect the baby's body and in particular the baby's brain development You can't see the brain and you might not know if the baby is OK or not until the child is older

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Early labour - the first stage

The first stage of labour is the slow opening of your cervix (neck of the womb), which happens with regular contractions of your uterus

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