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Pregnancy and antenatal health

Vasa praevia

Vasa praevia is a condition that affects about one pregnancy in every 2000-2500 women. It involves the position of the placenta and/or the umbilical cord.

Tokophobia: scared of giving birth?

When you are pregnant; feeling scared of giving birth is very common. Here we talk about tokophobia and common fears about childbirth pain, as well as the support available.

Smoking during pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy can be dangerous for your baby. We look at the effects of smoking in pregnancy, how to stop smoking when pregnant and more here.

Placenta praevia – low-lying placenta

Placenta praevia (aka. placenta previa) is a condition in pregnancy where the placenta is low-lying.

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG)

What are the signs and symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG)? Here we look at how women can find support and treatment.

What is HELLP Syndrome?

We look at the signs and symptoms of HELLP Syndrome and why early diagnosis and treatment is so important for pregnant women.

Pre-eclampsia in pregnancy

We look at the signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia and why it’s important to be able to spot this condition early.

Baby movement in the womb

Here we look at your baby's movement in the womb during pregnancy including what your baby's movements can tell you and when to seek help.

Gestational diabetes and pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes which can affect women in pregnancy. Symptoms can be controlled with changes to your lifestyle and diet.

Mucus plug – what is it and what does it look like?

The mucus plug protects your baby in pregnancy. Find out more about its purpose, about having ‘a show’, and what a mucus plug looks like.

Sex during pregnancy: questions and concerns

Read for answers to questions about sex during pregnancy including: will sex hurt my baby, what does pregnant sex feel like and going off sex in pregnancy.

Carbon monoxide testing in pregnancy

Exposure to carbon monoxide presents a risk to you and your baby and can be caused by smoking during pregnancy or other environmental factors.