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Health professionals involved in your pregnancy

Information on the health professionals involved in your pregnancy, such as midwives, doctors and obstetricians.

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What does your GP do in pregnancy care?

Your doctor, or GP, is likely to be the first health professional you see when you become pregnant, and may help with your antenatal care.

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Dental care for children

Dental care tips for children covering brushing teeth, flossing, tooth development, teeth decay and other dental problems and when to see a dentist.

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Choosing where to give birth

Advice on choosing where to give birth, including a midwifery unit or birth centre, hospital or at home, and what to expect from private and public care.

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Regular health checks for babies

Regular health checks will not only reassure you your baby’s growth and development are on track, but may indicate a health issue that could otherwise be missed.

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Support for migrants to Australia

If you are new to Australia, find out how the government and community organisations can support you.

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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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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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Religious fasting – pregnancy and breastfeeding

Religions that include fasting, such as Islam, Christianity and Judaism, all have rules to ensure you fast safely during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Learn more about religious fasting.

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