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Information for the community – Updated guidelines from 27 July 2021
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Pregnancy and Health Information

The Women's and Children's Hospital recommends the following web sites for comprehensive information about conception, pregnancy, birth and related health issues.

These web sites will assist in answering your queries and further informing your pregnancy and postnatal experience.

The Women's and Children's Hospital encourages you to communicate directly with your care provider as well. Please note that, while we endorse the information on these web sites, some procedures described may differ from what is provided by the Women's and Children's Hospital.

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Funded by the Australian Government and operated by Healthdirect Australia, the Pregnancy, Birth and Baby web site supports Australian parents on the journey from pregnancy to preschool.

It includes general articles on planning for pregnancy, checkups and tests, the stages of pregnancy, issues and potential complications, and much more.

Raising Children Network

The Raising Children Network provides free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help your family grow and thrive together. They are funded by the Australian Government, reviewed by experts and non-commercial, so you know you can trust them.

Their web site has articles, videos and interactive resources are tailored to different ages and stages of child development.

You can subscribe to their weekly pregnancy emails, which align with your baby's expected due date.