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Pregnancy and antenatal health

Pregnancy myths & old wives tales

Here we look at old wives tales about pregnancy and other common pregnancy myths to reveal which ones are facts and which ones are fiction.

Drugs and prescriptions in pregnancy

Taking drugs during pregnancy can have an effect on your baby, whether they are prescription, over-the-counter or recreational. Find out about which drugs to avoid here.

Severe pregnancy symptoms to watch out for

Which pregnancy symptoms should you talk to your midwife or GP about? This article looks at problems in pregnancy and the symptoms you should watch out for.

Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) is common in pregnancy. Read about minimising the discomfort of pelvic, hip and back pain in pregnancy and treatment.

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.

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.

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.

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.