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  1. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

    29 Jun 2018

    The World Health Organization recommends that pregnant women should avoid alcohol...

  2. Birth defects

    26 Jun 2018

    The cause of birth defects is often unknown, speak to your GP if you are at increased risk of having a baby with a congenital anomaly...

  3. Egg freezing

    27 Mar 2018

    You can freeze your eggs for medical reasons or for reasons that are more to do with your life circumstances...

  4. Spina bifida

    09 Mar 2018

    Folate can prevent up to 70 per cent of spina bifida cases if taken daily for one month before conception and during the first three months of pregnancy...

  5. Cleft palate and cleft lip

    09 Mar 2018

    Most cleft palates and cleft lips can be repaired so that appearance and speech develop normally...

  6. Newborn screening

    09 Mar 2018

    Every newborn baby in Australia is offered a newborn screening test to identify those at risk of rare, but serious, medical conditions...

  7. Pregnancy tests – chorionic villus sampling

    09 Mar 2018

    Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a pregnancy test that checks the baby for some abnormalities...

  8. Rubella

    09 Mar 2018

    Rubella is a mild illness for most people, but very dangerous for pregnant women and their babies...

  9. Dwarfism

    09 Mar 2018

    Dwarfism refers to a group of conditions characterised by shorter than normal skeletal growth...

  10. Genetic services in Victoria

    09 Mar 2018

    Genetic services can help people who are affected by, or who are at risk of, inherited conditions or birth defects, to make informed choices about their healthcare...