Planning for your pregnancy
If you are thinking about pregnancy, visit your doctor for a preconception consult to provide you with expert advice on planning your pregnancy.
Folate and pregnancy
Folate (folic acid) supplements are important for pregnancy as they can help prevent birth defects, including neural tube defects such as spina bifida...
Vaccinations and pregnancy
Vaccination is especially important before and during pregnancy. Read on to learn why, as well as information on side effects and costs.
Genetic counselling may be recommended for people who have a history of hereditary disorders. Find out if counselling can be helpful and what to expec...
Genetic carrier screening
Screening for carrier status is a blood test to see if you carry genes that are linked to certain health conditions. Learn more about this test here.
Ovulation and fertility
Knowing when you ovulate and having sex at the right time is important when you are trying to fall pregnant. Kits can help you predict ovulation.
Fertility awareness (natural family planning)
Fertility awareness is learning to recognise on which days of the month you are fertile. It can be used as a form of contraception or as a method to b...
Medicare during pregnancy
Medicare is a health insurance scheme funded by the Australian government. Find out what is covered by Medicare during pregnancy and after your baby i...
Private health insurance and pregnancy
If you are planning to have a child and want private health insurance, there are things to consider such as waiting periods and what is covered.
Public versus private care during pregnancy
When having a baby, you may want to decide between public and private care for the birth. Find out more about the care providers and cost.