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Umbilical cord care

The umbilical stump will heal naturally, but there are some steps you can take to prevent any problems during the healing process.

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Cord blood banking

The blood from the umbilical cord of newborn babies can be collected and used for future treat treatments. You might consider banking cord blood for public donation or family use.

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RANZCOG - Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is dedicated to the establishment of high standards of practice in obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health.

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Umbilical cord care in babies: Video with Dr Joe Kosterich | Parenthub

New parents often wonder what to do with the umbilical cord stump of their newborn. Dr Joe talks about the umbilical cord and answers common questions.

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Umbilical and baby belly button care | Raising Children Network

The baby belly button is what’s left of the umbilical cord. Keep the umbilical stump clean and dry until it falls off. See a GP if you have any concerns.

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Baby hygiene & daily care: in pictures | Raising Children Network

Find out how to clean baby eyes, ears, teeth, umbilical cords and genitals in our illustrated guide to hygiene and daily care for newborns and babies.

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Sydney Cord Blood Bank | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

The Sydney Cord Blood Bank (SCBB) was established at the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick in 1995 and forms part of a national network of cord blood banks sited in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

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Epidurals and breastfeeding | Australian Breastfeeding Association

How does an epidural work?With an epidural, a small plastic tube is inserted between the bones of your spine, into the space around your spinal cord. A combination of drugs is given through the tube. A local anaesthetic blocks nerves in the spinal cord that transmit pain signals and an opiate provides further pain relief.

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Fraternal twins & identical twins | Raising Children Network

Whether you’re having fraternal twins or identical twins, it’s good to find out during pregnancy. Get the facts you need about different types of twins.

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Staying safe with blind and curtain cords | Product Safety Australia

Published 3 Sep 2014 Product category Blinds & curtains

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