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01 Jan 2011... Information pamphlet warning women of the extremely high levels of iodine in seaweed soup, this soup is often given to pregnant and breastfeeding women from Korea, Japan and some parts of China in the belief that it increases breastmilk supply. This soup can have iodine level hundreds of times higher than the recommended daily intake. High levels of iodine intake can cause hypothyroidism in newborn babies.
01 Oct 2016... This fact sheet is designed to help refugee and migrant women living in Victoria, and the community services that work with them, to better understand the Ombudsmen's services. Whether we can understand and use Australia's financial systems and participate in the economy affects our health, safety and wellbeing.
03 Dec 2021... Like all medicines, COVID-19 vaccines can have some side effects. This video discusses the most common side effects to COVID-19 vaccines, and why there might be some differences for women due to a stronger immune response. Find out more in our video, and see your health professional if you have any concerns.
14 Nov 2022... This resource answers some commonly asked questions about breast cancer and cancer screening. Who can get breast cancer? Who is at higher risk? What are the signs to look out for? What happens at a breast screening appointment? Will the screening be painful or embarrassing? Can someone come with me to the appointment? How can I learn more about breast screening? What's the good news about breast cancer?
01 Jul 2018... Eating well and being active after treatment for endometrial cancer is important for your recovery. This guide to healthy eating and being active explains how keeping a healthy weight, eating well and leading an active lifestyle may lower your risk of developing other cancers in the future.
There is a new test in Australia. It is called a Cervical Screening Test. The Cervical Screening Test looks for HPV in the cervix. The Cervical Screening Test replaced the Pap test. You will now have a Cervical Screening Test instead of a Pap test. A Cervical Screening Test can help find cell changes before they turn in to cancer.
A translated NDSS fact sheet that advises women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes on the best preparation for a healthy pregnancy before falling pregnant. It advises on contraception, planning for pregnancy, being pregnant with diabetes and unplanned pregnancy. It also includes a pregnancy planning checklist.
Women and their children can experience many different forms of violent and abusive behaviour. Statistics show that this behaviour is predominantly carried out by men. To help you effectively identify, support and respond to individuals and families who may be experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence (DFSV) it is important to know what it is and what you can do to help.
Jean Hailes for Women's Health has partnered with the Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) to answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccines and their impact on women and girls. We asked you what you wanted to know, what's confusing, and what you need to make informed decisions about your health.
01 May 2021... A translated fact sheet about 'morning sickness' that can occur at any time of the day. The cause is unknown although it has been linked to changes in the levels of various hormones during pregnancy. This fact sheet describes what it is, what can be done to help it, some suggestions to reduce the severity of your symptoms, and foods to try. It also includes information about hyperemesis.
In my language: my breast cancer story shares the breast cancer experiences of women in their own languages, with subtitles in English. The women are from Italian, Greek, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Arabic and Vietnamese speaking backgrounds.Read a bit more about their experience and watch the videos, in your language, by selecting from the menu below.
A translated brochure about how understanding your family history of breast or ovarian cancer can provide an indication of your chance of developing either disease. It includes information on why breast or ovarian cancer occurs, a woman's chance of developing it, what's meant by family history and early detection.
01 Mar 2021... Information on where to find reliable information and services on women's health including; women's health needs change where to find reliable information about women's reproductive health in Victoria, women's reproductive health information in community languages, and where to speak to health professionals or bi-cultural health workers
01 Aug 2021... It is important that any symptoms or breast changes are properly investigated by your doctor. This may include a physical examination of your breasts, mammogram, or other tests that may be required. As well as having your regular breast screen every two years, it is important to be breast aware because breast cancer can develop at any time. We recommend you get to know the normal look and feel of your breasts. If you find a breast change that is unusual for you, we recommend that you do not visit BreastScreen Victoria – you should see your doctor without delay.
01 Mar 2023... These videos focus on the topic of perinatal mental health, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of migrant and refugee women in Australia. Becoming a parent is a significant life event that can sometimes result in feelings of overwhelm, sadness, or anxiety, especially during the first few months following childbirth. For migrant and refugee women, additional stressors may contribute to these feelings. The stigma associated with mental health discussions and societal expectations of motherhood can often discourage women from seeking help.
03 Dec 2021... If you are breastfeeding, it's recommended you get vaccinated against COVID-19 at any time. The World Health Organisation also encourages women to continue breastfeeding after vaccination - as some research suggests that antibodies can pass through breastmilk and protect babies against COVID-19.
01 Jun 2022... A translated resource about emergency contraception. If you had sex without contraception, or had problems with your regular method (missed pills, broken condom), emergency contraception can help prevent unplanned pregnancy. This resource explains what types of emergency contraception there are and what they are as well as possible side effects.
14 Nov 2022... This resource answers some common questions about menstruation, or having a period. This includes: What are periods? What should women remember about having periods? Do you need to use feminine hygiene products like intimate body washes or douches? How often should you change your menstrual pad or tampon? What should you do if you are having heavy or irregular periods? What is PMS? How can you manage mood swings while on your period? When should I worry about my periods?
01 Oct 2021... The videos have been produced with support from 1800 My options and The Victorian State Government to explain:- your legal right to abortion in Victoria, - the types of abortion available, - how to get an abortion, and - who to contact.For more information, or to find a service near you, call 1800 My Options (1800 696 784) or visit www.1800myoption.org.au.
A translated fact sheet outlines that it is quite normal to have a few discomforts in early pregnancy. Sometimes they can become quite severe, and you may need to talk to your doctor about what to do. This fact sheet includes common discomforts such as morning sickness, heartburn, cramps, vaginal thrush and other discomforts.
01 Sep 2021... Taking care of one's physical and mental health paves the way for better holistic well-being down the track. But it's not always easy to do so, especially for women juggling career and household responsibilities. But here's how you can include self-care in your routine.The information was produced by Jean Hailes and translated by SBS is available in Arabic, Cantonese, Sinhala and Urdu. Scroll down to end of the article and choose your language.
01 May 2020... This booklet and poster explain the concept of image-based abuse and how to get help if it happens. Image-based abuse means sharing or threatening to share an intimate image or video without the consent of the person shown in it. This includes images of a person without the religious or cultural attire they usually wear in public, such as a niqab or turban.
01 Aug 2019... This information sheet discusses the services and tests you may need before you attend hospital for your first antenatal care clinic appointment. It is aimed at women who will have their baby at the Royal Women's Hospital but has information that may be applicable to all pregnant women.
01 Jun 2016... A translated resource for pregnant women who may be experiencing problems with bladder and bowel control. The resource covers information such as how to know when there is a problem, likelihood of getting bladder and bowel problems, having caesarean births and information on pelvic floor muscles.
01 Apr 2021... Reducing third and fourth degree perineal tears information sheet. The information sheet aims to encourage shared decision making, informing women about their risk of a tear and what can be done to reduce their chance of experiencing a third or fourth degree tear. The information is designed to be given to women at an antenatal appointment between 30-36 weeks. It has been developed by a consumer working group with medical and midwifery input.
01 Oct 2020... Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by microorganisms (bacteria) that can cause an infection in the bladder and other parts of the urinary tract (such as the kidneys). This fact sheet explains what urinary tract infections are, how you can get them, their symptoms, how it is tested and treated, how you can protect yourself and where you can get help.
Heart disease isn't just a men's health problem. Despite big improvements in the last 40 years, on average, heart disease is the top killer of women (and men). The best way to reduce the risk of developing heart disease, and to help prevent it getting worse if it already exists, is to improve or remove the risk factors over which you have some control. This brochure lists the main risk factors and shows the best way to reduce the risk of developing heart disease.
01 Jun 2022... Around one in four women have heavy menstrual bleeding (heavy periods). A heavy period is when you lose a lot of blood each period. The amount of bleeding can change at different life stages, for example, in teenage years or before menopause (your last period). Heavy periods are common in women aged 30 to 50.
01 Jul 2022... This is a visual guide to help culturally and linguistically diverse communities understand their Cervical Screening Test results. Your doctor or nurse will discuss your results and the next steps with you. This is a good time to ask any questions or let them know if you are feeling worried about your results.
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