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What and How Much to Eat During Pregnancy

During pregnancy macronutrients provide the energy necessary for foetal growth and maintenance of the woman’s weight and essential bodily functions. These requirements therefore increase during pregnancy.
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Stages of pregnancy: Introduction

Introduction to the series of pregnancy week by week. This series introduces you to some of the changes that pregnant women may experience during pregnancy, and routine doctor appointments.


Introduction to abortion in Australia Issues to consider before having an abortion Surgical termination procedures Manual vacuum evacuation Vacuum aspiration […]
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Pain: An introduction

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

Asthma and breastfeeding

Women with asthma often wonder what they should know about breastfeeding with this condition. Often there concerns regarding taking medication while breastfeeding. On the other hand, they may not realise that there is evidence to suggest exclusive breastfeeding for the first few...
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Burden of Epilepsy: The Role of Pregnancy Registers

Introduction: Burden of Epilepsy The Burden of Epilepsy Drug related questions to the Burden of Epilepsy: The Role of Pregnancy […]
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Pregnancy Ultrasound (Obstetric Ultrasound)

An obstetric ultrasound, also known as a prenatal ultrasound scan, can screen for and diagnose birth defects and / or hereditary conditions. An obstetric ultrasound is an ultrasound of your pelvis which produces an image of the foetus in the uterus.
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Sex During Pregnancy

Sex during pregnancy is safe and enjoyable for the vast majority of couples. However, pregnancy is a time of many changes, both physical and emotional. These changes may alter a woman’s sexual interest or desire. In addition, physical discomforts of pregnancy or fears of harming...
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Toxoplasmosis is an acute infection caused by the organism Toxoplasma gondii. In healthy adults, the infection often goes unnoticed because the flu-like symptoms are mild. But in people with suppressed immune function or who are pregnant, toxoplasmosis can have serious health risks.

Contraception (Birth Control)

What are contraceptives? Who uses contraceptives? Prevalence of contraceptive use Benefits of contraceptive use Limitations and side effects of contraceptive […]