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  1. Premature babies

    21 Mar 2016

    Sometimes premature labour can be delayed to increase a baby's chance of survival...

  2. Pregnancy - premature labour

    19 Nov 2018

    Sometimes, babies arrive early. It’s important to recognise premature labour, in case you and your baby need medical care...

  3. Pregnancy - medication, drugs and alcohol

    16 Dec 2016

    Most women take a drug of some kind during pregnancy, sometimes without realising the potential for harm...

  4. Vitamin K and newborn babies

    21 Mar 2019

    With low levels of vitamin K, some babies can have severe bleeding into the brain, causing significant brain damage...

  5. Immunisation and pregnancy

    Immunisation can protect a woman and her unborn baby against many infectious diseases...

  6. Pregnancy and birthing services for different language or cultural needs

    18 Feb 2018

    If you are pregnant and have specific cultural or language needs, the first step is to notify your local maternity hospital about your requirements...

  7. Specialised care for your baby

    29 Mar 2016

    If your baby is sick at birth or born too early (premature) they will be cared for in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN) by highly experienced medical and nursing...

  8. Twins and multiple births

    29 Mar 2016

    Multiple births are more common than they used to be, due to the increased use of assisted reproductive techniques, in particular the use of fertility drugs. Older women are more likely to have a...

  9. Asthma, children and smoking

    06 May 2019

    Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of children developing asthma and provokes more frequent asthma in children with asthma...

  10. Bottle feeding - nutrition and safety

    26 Sep 2018

    Breastmilk or commercial infant formula is necessary for all babies less than 12 months...