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Complementary therapy for kids

Complementary therapies such as chiropractic and naturopathy are often used alongside conventional medicinal treatments, both for adults and children.

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Non-medical pain relief during labour

There are many ways to relieve labour pain without medicines. Each method has advantages and disadvantages. Learn about the different options to help choose one or more that suit you.

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Complementary therapy during pregnancy

About half of Australian women consult a complementary therapist while pregnant. Here's what you should know about integrative medicine and pregnancy.

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Things to avoid during pregnancy

From hair dye to house paints, there are a few products or lifestyle habits pregnant women and their partners should be cautious of during pregnancy.

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Giving birth - contractions

Contractions are when the muscles in your uterus tighten and then relax. They occur throughout the later stages of your pregnancy.

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Pain relief during labour

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

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Common myths about giving birth

There is usually no shortage of people willing to share their stories about giving birth, but not everything you hear will be true.

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Malpresentation

Malpresentation is when your baby is in an unusual position as the birth approaches. Sometimes it’s possible to move the baby, but a caesarean maybe safer.

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External cephalic version (ECV)

ECV is a procedure to try to move your baby from a breech position to a head-down position. This is performed by a trained doctor.

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Headaches during pregnancy

Headaches are common at various stages of pregnancy. Find out what can help improve your symptoms, and when you should see your doctor.

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