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Being pregnant after 40

There are a few extra things you need to know if you are pregnant over the age of 40.

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Trying for pregnancy after 35

If you’re over 35 and trying for a baby, there are a few things to think about.

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Preconception health for women

If you are planning to have a baby, being as healthy as possible is one of the best ways to improve your chances of falling pregnant and having a healthy baby.

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Milk Bank - Maternal and newborn

The NSW Milk Bank provide pasteurised donor human milk to infants at high risk of Necrotising Enterocolitis when maternal supply is not sufficient to meet the nutritional needs of the infant.

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Maternal and Child Health (MACH) | Health

The Maternal and Child Health (MACH) nurses support new parents with information and health advice. Our nurses are Registered Nurses and hold additional qualifications in maternal, child and family health.

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Pregnancy care for Aboriginal families - brochure - Maternal, child and family health

The Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service (AMIHS) is a free community based maternity service that provides pregnancy and baby care for up to 8 weeks for Aboriginal families in NSW.

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Blue Book - Maternal, child and family health

The 'Blue Book' is another name for the Personal Health Record. This booklet, bound in a blue plastic cover, is produced by the NSW Ministry of Health, and is given to all parents in NSW after the birth of a baby.

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Breastfeeding and maternal caffeine consumption | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Most breastfeeding mothers can consume a moderate amount of caffeine (eg a few cups of coffee or tea each day) without it affecting their babies. Newborn babies however can be particularly sensitive to caffeine. This is because it can take a newborn baby a long time (ie half-life of 50–100 hours) to process caffeine. By 3–4 months, however, it takes a baby only about 3–7 hours.1

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Breastfeeding your baby - Maternal, child and family health

This booklet provides practical advice on common questions and concerns about breastfeeding including why, how long, what to expect, overcoming problems, expressing breastmilk and returning to work.

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Having a Baby - Maternal, child and family health

The second edition of Having a Baby is for all women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. It also provides valuable information for partners and families, helping them understand and participate in this significant phase of their lives.

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