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What does a physiotherapist do?

Physiotherapists are trained health professionals who can help with common pregnancy discomforts and recovery after having a baby.

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Round ligament pain

Round ligament pain is common during second trimester of pregnancy. Symptoms can last from minutes to hours, but rest and stretches help manage pain.

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Pelvic pain in pregnancy

Some women develop pelvic pain in pregnancy. This is sometimes called pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).

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Flat feet in children

Most toddlers are flat footed because the arch in their foot develops as your child grows. Find out more about the causes and treatment of flat feet.

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a range of conditions caused by exposure to alcohol during pregnancy. Learn more about FASD here.

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Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that mostly affects the lungs and digestive system. Find out more about symptoms and treatments here.

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Birth injury (to the baby)

Giving birth in Australia is very safe, but sometimes during birth, the baby suffers an injury. Learn about birth injury causes, types and treatments.

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Caring for a child with Down syndrome

When caring for a child with Down syndrome, you might face some different challenges to other parents. Find out what support you can get.

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Shoulder dystocia

Shoulder dystocia is when a baby's shoulder gets stuck during childbirth. Read more about shoulder dystocia, including causes and treatments.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome and pregnancy

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition some women may experience during pregnancy. Learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome and how to treat it.

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