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The Baby baby comic book is aimed at encouraging Aboriginal women to attend regular check-ups during their pregnancies. It stresses the importance of these regular check -ups to monitor the pregnancy and the baby's growth.
The comic book deliveries this message through the story of an Aboriginal family who have a number of women at different stages of pregnancy who face many different health issues including:
The comic book also highlights the damaging effects of smoking and alcohol on an unborn baby, the importance of a well-balanced diet and the need to often have blood tests at the beginning of a pregnancy.
Workshops were held in Perth, WA, with Aboriginal women who contributed to the script for the comic book.
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