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Living with overweight, being pregnant and giving birth

Living with overweight or obesity while pregnant and giving birth means you or your baby may face challenges. Here’s how to make it easier for you both.

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Healthy eating for your child

A good diet is important for your child’s development and can reduce their risk of obesity and some diseases. Learn more about healthy eating.

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Weight gain in pregnancy

As your baby grows, you will gain weight. How much you gain depends on your weight before pregnancy. Lean more about healthy weight gain in pregnancy.

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The first 1,000 days

The first 2 years of a baby's life can impact their health and wellbeing later on. Here's what you can do to give your child the best possible start.

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General health guide for your child

Here is a general health guide covering good nutrition, exercise, regular checkups and vaccinations. Learn more about to keep your child in good health.

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Anatomy of pregnancy and birth - uterus

Your uterus is your baby's home during pregnancy. Read how the uterus works and how it changes during pregnancy, labour and after you give birth.

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Bladder and bowel incontinence during pregnancy

Incontinence of your bladder (wee) or bowel (poo) is quite common during pregnancy. Find out what causes it, and how you can help prevent it.

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Bow legs and knock knees in children

Bow legs and knock knees are a normal part of a child's growth and they usually correct naturally. Find out when to see your doctor.

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Fetal distress

Fetal distress is a sign your baby isn't getting enough oxygen through the placenta. It might mean they need closer monitoring or an intervention to speed up the birth.

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Kids and technology

There are things you can do to minimise dangers for your child on the internet. Learn more about how much screen time is appropriate for your child.

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