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Pregnancy and antenatal health

Rubella (German measles) in pregnancy

Rubella (German measles) is a rare and usually mild illness that can cause problems in pregnancy. Here we discuss rubella symptoms, what to do if you are exposed and immunisation.

Perineal massage

Read to find out how to do perineal massage during pregnancy and for information on the benefits of massaging the perineum before childbirth.

Endometriosis and pregnancy

Learn about endometriosis and pregnancy including information on getting pregnant when you have the condition.

Rhesus negative blood and pregnancy

You may be told you have rhesus negative blood during pregnancy screening. Read about the impact your Rh factor can have and what this means for you and your baby.

Second pregnancy

This article discusses what to expect from your second pregnancy, symptoms you may encounter and the effect having another baby can have on your family.

Driving while pregnant – car safety checklist

Driving while pregnant is usually absolutely fine, however there are some things to keep in mind. Here we provide safety guidelines on travelling by car during pregnancy.

Pyelonephritis: kidney infection in pregnancy

Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection that occurs when a urinary tract infection develops. Find out about symptoms of kidney infections in pregnancy, diagnosis and treatment

Pregnancy hormones

Changes in hormones during pregnancy can cause physical changes and mood swings.

Genital herpes and pregnancy

Genital herpes in pregnancy only presents a small risk to your baby; however the risk is increased if you contract the STI whilst you are pregnant.

Intrahepatic cholestasis (obstetric cholestasis) of pregnancy

Obstetric cholestasis symptoms include severe itching in pregnancy. Read to learn about the signs of intrahepatic cholestasis in pregnancy, which can be a serious condition.