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Fetal heart rate monitoring

During pregnancy and labour, your baby's heart rate is monitored to check for any signs of distress.

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Baby movements during pregnancy

Every baby is unique and it is important for you to get to know your baby’s movement patterns.

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Fetal distress

Fetal distress is a sign your baby isn’t coping with labour. It might mean they need closer monitoring and possibly a caesarean to speed up the birth.

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Having a large baby

A baby weighing more than 4.5kg at birth is considered a large baby – also called fetal macrosomia. Here's what to expect if you're expecting a larger-than-average newborn.

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Pregnant women not to trust smartphone heart rate apps

Pregnant women are being urged not to rely on smartphone apps that claim to listen to your baby's heartbeat.

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Monitoring the Baby’s Heart Rate in Labour

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) - Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe the range of mental and physical effects on the developing unborn baby that are caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy

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What educators can do to manage FASD | FASD Hub

Information for teachers and educators about managing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the classroom and school.

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Principles of management and successful interventions | FASD Hub

How can we support people living with FASD? Principles and approaches to management and successful interventions

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Information for Parents and Carers RFFADA

Information for Parents and Carers Drug and alcohol referral Sometimes drug and alcohol issues for people with FASD can not only take on a life of their own but can also create many other issues

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