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What does an obstetrician do?

Obstetricians are specialists in pregnancy and birth. Learn more about their work, how to choose one and the costs involved in having a private obstetrician.

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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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Choosing a birth support partner

A birth support partner can offer many benefits to you and your baby. Learn here how to choose a partner who’ll support you before, during and after the birth.

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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

Information about the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), how it affects your pregnancy and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Birth injury (to the baby)

While some babies do experience birth injury, giving birth in Australia is very safe. Most birth injuries to babies are temporary, and in many cases treatment is available.

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