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Child Health

  • Asthma in babies and children

    Asthma can affect your child's breathing. Learn the symptoms and how to treat it, and what do if they have an asthma attack.

  • Backache and pain in pregnancy

    Backache and pain in pregnancy can be reduced by changing and supporting your posture. Staying active, strengthening your pelvic floor avoiding heavy lifting and doing back exercises can help you.

  • Bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy

    Find out the causes and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, what you should do if you have it and the treatment available.

  • Blocked (plugged) duct while breastfeeding

    Get advice on how to unblock a blocked duct when breastfeeding.

  • Braxton Hicks contractions

    Braxton Hicks contractions are not labour contractions. They're short, not regular and last less than a minute. Call your midwife if they're longer or more regular.

  • Breathlessness or chest pain during pregnancy

    Breathlessness or chest pain during pregnancy may be a warning sign that something is wrong. There are occasions that you should see your your GP, obstetrician, midwife or emergency department immediately. Learn about these signs.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and pregnancy

    If you are pregnant and have pins and needles or pain in your fingers, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Find out how to manage your symptoms.

  • Colds, coughs and viral infections in children

    Children pick up viruses such as cold and flu more easily than adults. Read advice on how to prevent your child from catching a virus and what to do if they do

  • Colic in babies

    Colic is the name for excessive crying in a baby who appears to be healthy and can be very distressing. It's a common problem that affects up to 1 in 5 babies.

  • Conjunctivitis in babies and children

    Your baby or child may have conjunctivitis if their eyes turn red or pink, or if there's a discharge from their eyes. Get urgent help if they're less than 4 weeks old.