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Kylie’s story: A journey of love, loss and three surviving babies

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Kylie, a Sydney-sider, is now the mother of three beautiful surviving babies. Her story is one of devastating heartbreak, but also of resilience and camaraderie. Kylie co-founded, and is now the CEO of Miracle Babies Foundation. “I...

Tips for parents, family and friends of sick or premature babies

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We asked parents what tips they have for parents, family and friends of sick or newborn premature babies who require extra care and support. Tips for parents Look after yourself and each other “Mums and Dads need...

Piper’s story: The journey of a sick premature baby separated from her mother at...

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Katelyn and her partner Aiden live in Australind, Western Australia, which is about a two-hour drive from Perth. Katelyn was 28 when she gave birth to Piper. “You are going to have some good days...

Vaccinations

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We are strongly encouraged by the international scientific community to use vaccinations to protect ourselves from many infectious and chronic diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccinations prevent 2-3 million deaths around the...

Vaccinations during pregnancy

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Two vaccinations are recommended in Australia during pregnancy: whooping cough (pertussis) and influenza.   Whooping cough Whooping cough, caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis, can be a very serious disease for babies that can...

Vaccinations and planning for pregnancy

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During pregnancy, you are more likely to catch certain illnesses as your immune system is naturally weaker than usual. Therefore, it is important that before becoming pregnant, you protect yourself against diseases that can...

Vaccinations for your baby (0-5 years)

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Vaccinations protect babies against many diseases while their immune systems are still developing. They are a simple, safe and effective way of preventing many serious childhood illnesses. This article discusses what you need to know...

An introduction to vaccinations

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What are vaccinations? Vaccinations improve immunity to particular diseases. They provide a safe and effective way of preventing the spread of many diseases that can cause significant health problems, including death. Vaccinations are considered to...

Types of car seats

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Many different types of car restraints are available. Different types are suitable for use by babies and children up to 10 years of age. In Australia, car restraints are grouped into four distinct types,...

The child car seat checklist

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Which car seat does my child need? All children are required to be safely and correctly restrained in an appropriate car seat when travelling by car. By law, children up to the age of...
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