Here are a range of links to assist you during your pregnancy or your gynaecological care.

Commonwealth Links

Centrelink - Having a Baby - Handy tips and checklists
www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/having-baby

Medicare safety net
www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-safety-net

Paid parental leave
www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/parental-leave-pay

 

Medical Information - Pregnancy

Birth Choices
www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/patients/patient-information-leaflets/pregnancy/pi-choosing-to-have-a-c-section.pdf

Breast feeding
www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Cystic Fibrosis screening
www.vcgs.org.au/tests/prepair

Early pregnancy problems
https://www.thewomens.org.au/health-information/pregnancy-and-birth/pregnancy-problems/early-pregnancy-problems/

Exercise in pregnancy 
http://sma.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SMA_AWiS_Pregnancy_-_Exercise.pdf

Exercise after pregnancy 
http://sma.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/00972-SMA-Exercise-pregnancy.pdf

Fish consumption during pregnancy
http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/chemicals/mercury/pages/default.aspx

Folate for pregnant women
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/folate-for-pregnant-women

Gestational diabetes
www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/managing-gestational-diabetes

Health Direct - Pregnancy, Birth and baby health line
www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au

Healthy eating during pregnancy  
www.thewomens.org.au/health-information/pregnancy-and-birth/a-healthy-pregnancy/food-nutrition-in-pregnancy/

Herbal preparations in pregnancy and breast feeding
Herbal preparations in pregnancy and breastfeeding

Immunisation 
www.immunise.health.gov.au/

Immunisation and pregnancy
www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/pregnant-women

Iron in pregnancy
https://thewomens.r.worldssl.net/images/uploads/fact-sheets/Iron-in-pregnancy.pdf

Or

www.thewomens.org.au/health-information/fact-sheets/#i

Listeria- facts 
www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/infectious-diseases/disease-information-advice/listeriosis

Iodine supplementation
 www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/file/publications/synopses/new45_statement.pdf

Labour and Birth 
www.thewomens.org.au/health-information/pregnancy-and-birth/labour-birth/

Maternal serum screening
www.vcgs.org.au/tests/maternal-serum-screening

Medicines and breastfeeding
www.thewomens.org.au/health-information/fact-sheets/#m

Medicines and pregnancy
www.thewomens.org.au/health-information/fact-sheets/#m

Newborn screening test
www.vcgs.org.au/tests/newborn-screening

Non Invasive Prenatal testing (NIPT)- Percept
www.vcgs.org.au/tests/perceptnipt

Problems in later pregnancy
www.thewomens.org.au/health-information/pregnancy-and-birth/pregnancy-problems/pregnancy-problems-in-later-pregnancy/

Raising children
www.raisingchildren.net.au/

Royal Women’s Hospital fact Sheets 
www.thewomens.org.au/health-information/fact-sheets/

Vitamin D and pregnancy
www.thewomens.org.au/health-information/fact-sheets?#v

Weight matters during pregnancy
www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/patient-leaflets/why-your-weight-matters-during-pregnancy-and-after-birth/

Whooping cough
www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/immunise-pertussis

Medical Information – Gynaecology

Abnormal Uterine bleeding
www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Abnormal-Uterine-Bleeding

Continence Foundation of Australia 
www.continence.org.au/

Endometriosis
www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/endometriosis

Family Planning Tasmania
www.fpt.asn.au/advice/

Heavy periods 
www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/heavy-menstrual-bleeding

International Urogynaecology Association
www.iuga.org/?patientinfo

Infertility
www.ivf.com.au/about-fertility/infertility-treatment

Laparoscopy
www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Laparoscopy

Ovarian cysts
www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/ovarian-cysts

Pap smears
www.papscreen.org.au/forwomen

Tas IVF
www.tasivf.com.au/

Menopause
www.jeanhailes.org.au/

PCOS 
www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/pcos

 

Professional and regulatory bodies

APHRA- Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency
www.ahpra.gov.au/

AGES- Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery
http://ages.com.au/

Endometriosis Society of Australia
www.endometriosisaustralia.org/

RANZCOG – Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology  
www.ranzcog.edu.au/

RCOG – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
www.rcog.org.uk/

Suggested reading

Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke

Breastfeeding with Confidence: A practical Guide by Sue Cox

Conception, Pregnancy & Birth by Dr Miriam Stoppard

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

Twins by Katrina Bowman and Louise Ryan

So you are going to be a dad by Peter Downey

What to expect when you are expecting by Heidi Murkoff

 

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Launceston Obstetrics & Gynaecology provide this information on the understanding that all persons accessing it take responsibility for assessing its relevance and accuracy.

Women are encouraged to discuss their health needs with their health care provider. If you require urgent health care you should go to the nearest Emergency department.