Pregnancy & birth

'Information and knowledge gave me confidence and a sense of control.'

Some women will approach pregnancy and birth with enormous trepidation and fear, while others will breeze through, loving their changing bodies and the prospect of becoming a parent.

Some women face enormous physical, mental and social challenges during their pregnancy and on their journey to parenthood. We are all different and have different needs for information and support. This section offers a range of quality health information drawing on highly specialised expertise and experience from Australia's largest public maternity hospital. 


The Women’s does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or use of such information or advice) which is provided on the Website or incorporated into it by reference. The Women’s 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 a health practitioner. If you have concerns about your health, you should seek advice from your health care provider or if you require urgent care you should go to the nearest Emergency Dept.