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Sticky eye

'Sticky eye' occurs when your baby's tear duct gets blocked so the eye becomes very watery and produces a discharge. It's wise to get a doctor to check it out.

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Anatomy of pregnancy and birth - perineum and pelvic floor

The perineum – the skin between the vagina and anus - stretches during childbirth and can sometimes tear. Learn here how to prepare the perineum for the birth.

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Birth injury (to the mother)

Giving birth doesn't always go to plan. Birth injuries to the mother, such as tears, pelvic floor damage or haemorrhoids, can occur. But support and treatment are available.

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Perineal Tear - Birth Trauma

A perineal tear is a laceration of the skin, muscles and other soft tissues that separate the vaginal opening and the anus (back passage).1 Tears are usually

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Blocked tear duct: babies & toddlers | Raising Children Network

Many babies get a blocked tear duct. Symptoms include watering eyes and discharge. Blocked tear ducts mostly fix themselves, but it’s good to see a GP.

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Eyes - blocked tear duct - Better Health Channel

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Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder where there is a malfunction in specific genes related to the exocrine system. The exocrine system is responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus.

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Postnatal Depression (PND) - Birth Trauma

This broad term covers a range of difficulties which can include low mood, poor quality sleep, low energy, poor appetite, tearfulness, pessimism and anxiety

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Conjunctivitis: self-care - MyDr.com.au

A major cause of eye problems is allergic, bacterial or viral conjunctivitis (inflammation of the 'wet' surfaces of the eye). Find out what products are available for conjunctivitis.

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Ophthalmologist: parents & kids guide | Raising Children Network

An ophthalmologist can help your child if your child has had an injury to his eyes or it looks like he has an eye problem or eye disease. Find out more.

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