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 web site
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.
You can search their extensive collection of health articles by using the search box below:
- to search Pregnancy, Birth and Baby's articles, click on the "Pregnancy and parenting" button before clicking on the "Search" button
- to search healthdirect's general health articles, click on the "General health" button before clicking on the "Search" button
Note: this search will open one of healthdirect's web sites in a new tab or window in your web browser.
Raising Children Network web site
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.
The Pregnancy SA Referral Line provides a single point of contact for booking your first antenatal appointment in metropolitan public hospitals.
The Referral Line connects you to your closest public maternity service where an appointment can be made. At this first appointment, antenatal staff will discuss suitable birthing options with you.
Country residents who plan on birthing in the country should continue to contact their local GP or health service to make their first antenatal appointment.
Alternatively country residents who plan on birthing in a metropolitan public hospital should contact their GP or the Pregnancy SA Referral Line to book their first antenatal appointment.
If you require specialist perinatal care you are not required to call the new service. Referral to specialist services can be done in the usual way.
Call your GP or the Pregnancy SA Referral Line: 1300 368 820
Available Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, excluding public holidays.
This page has information on a range of pregnancy-related services in South Australia, including:
- Pregnancy SA Referral Line
- Links to the major public maternity hospitals in the metropolitan area
- South Australian Pregnancy Record
- Pregnancy Advisory Centre
- fertility services (assisted reproductive treatment)
- contraception and sexual health