HELPFUL LINKS & RESOURCES

Please click on the icons below to research a wide variety of information in relation to women’s health and pregnancy or scroll further down the page to view a wide range of specific pregnancy related topics:

RANZCOG – Patient Information

BETTER HEALTH CHANNEL

PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY

RAISING CHILDREN NETWORK

PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS

THE WOMENS HOSPITAL

PREGNANCY TOPICS – FAST FINDER

Genetic Testing
Pregnancy Symptoms
Pregnancy – Diet & Exercise
Infections in Pregnancy
Pregnancy & Vaccinations
Pregnancy Complications
Giving Birth
Breastfeeding
Post Birth
Cervical Cancer
Partner & Family Info
Other Languages

GENETIC TESTING IN PREGNANCY

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) is a specialist prenatal, childhood and adult genetics service. They provide an integrated genetic consultation, counselling, testing and diagnostic service for children, adults, families, and prospective parents.

CHROMOSOME CONDITIONS
FIRST TRIMESTER COMBINED SCREENING
PARENTAL CARRIER SCREENING

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY

The Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health of all women and newborns and provides a wealth of information to perspective parents.

MANAGING PREGNANCY DISCOMFORTS
ABDOMINAL MUSCLE SEPARATION
(1) PREGNANCY – STAYING HEALTHY
(2) PREGNANCY – STAYING HEALTHY

DIET AND EXERCISE IN PREGNANCY

The Women’s Hospital and The Australian Government Department of Health provide important information regarding diet and exercise during pregnancy.

PREGNANCY & HEALTHY EATING
FOOD TO AVOID WHEN PREGNANCY
LISTERIA FACTS
(1) ALCOHOL & PREGNANCY
(2) ALCOHOL & PREGNANCY
SMOKING IN PREGNANCY
PREGNANCY & WEIGHT GAIN

INFECTIONS IN PREGNANCY

New South Wales Department of Health, The Australian Government Department of Health and RANZCOG provide leading information on infections during pregnancy.

CMV (CYTOMEGALOVIRUS)
PARVOVIRUS B19
COVID-19
CHICKENPOX

VACCINATION IN PREGNANCY

Vaccination in pregnancy information form the Australian Government Department of Health.

FLU VACCINATION IN PREGNANCY (VIDEO)
FLU PROTECTION – PARENT & BABY
WHOOPING COUGH VACCINATION (VIDEO)
WHOOPING COUGH PROTECTION

PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS

Pregnancy complications information from Diabetes Australia, PANDA and RANZCOG.

UNDERSTANDING GESTATIONAL DIABETES
MANAGING GESTATIONAL DIABETES
PRE-ECLAMPSIA
(1) PREGNANCY – ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
(2) PREGNANCY – ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
(3) PREGNANCY – ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

GIVING BIRTH

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby, The Royal Women’s Hospital, RANZCOG, Mater Hospital and Tommy’s are committed to pioneering research and support families through every part of the pregnancy journey.

LABOUR & BIRTH
ACTIVE BIRTH
ASSISTED BIRTH (1)
ASSISTED BIRTH (2)
ASSISTED BIRTH (3)
CAESAREAN SECTION (VIDEO)
RECOVERY AFTER CAESAREAN
VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER C-SECTION

INFORMATION ABOUT BREASTFEEDING

The Royal Women’s Hospital and Australian Breastfeeding Association have a range of breastfeeding information, health and support services.

BREASTFEEDING VIDEO
WHY BREASTFEED
BREASTFEEDING BASICS
BREAST & NIPPLE THRUSH
MASTITIS
BREASTFEEDING – NOT WORKING

AFTER BIRTH

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby, Family Planning Victoria and PANDA all provide helpful resources in relation to postnatal health, recovery, anxiety and depression.

THE FIRST 24 HOURS
THE FIRST FEW DAYS
POSTNATAL CONTRACEPTION
RECOVERY AFTER PREGNANCY
PHYSIO ADVICE AFTER PREGNANCY
CHECK – HOW YOU ARE GOING
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
RECOVERY – ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) acts as an advocate for women’s healthcare by developing policy and guidance that outlines safe woman-centred maternity care in Australia, New Zealand and overseas which includes cervical cancer screening information.

CERVICAL SCREENING (VIDEO)
CERVICAL SCREENING

INFORMATION – PARTNER & FAMILIES

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby, PANDA and Gidget Foundation Australia all provide a wealth of information in relation to birth support, relationships and perinatal anxiety and depression.

BIRTH SUPPORT PARTNER
SUPPORT DURING PREGNANCY
FEELINGS, RELATIONSHIPS & PREGNANCY
CARE FOR ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
PERINATAL ANXIETY & DEPRESSION IN MEN
(1) – MALE ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
(2) – MALE ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
LGBTIQ – PERINATAL ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

INFORMATION IN OTHER LANGUAGES

The Royal Women’s Hospital fact sheets are available in multiple languages.

FACTSHEETS AVAILABLE IN OTHER LANGUAGES