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Pregnancy discomforts

Pregnancy bump

Infections during pregnancy

You may be more susceptible to urine infection in pregnancy, as well as other issues including kidney problems, sexually transmitted infections and colds and flu.

Pregnant lady

Constipation in pregnancy, haemorrhoids and anal fissures

Here we discuss the symptoms of constipation and how to prevent it. We also talk about the conditions that constipation may lead to: haemorrhoids (piles) and anal fissures. 

Hot weather and high body temperature during pregnancy

Read our tips on how to beat the heat when you’re pregnant

Am I pregnant?

The very early signs of pregnancy are not always clear. Here we answer questions about the early symptoms and the use of pregnancy tests.

Pregnancy signs and symptoms

When you are pregnant, your body and the way you feel changes. Read about some of the early signs of pregnancy and common pregnancy symptoms which cause concern.

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.

Back pain in pregnancy

Many women experience back pain in pregnancy. Read about the causes of upper and lower backache when you are pregnant and learn self-help techniques 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.

Leg cramps during pregnancy

Many women suffer with leg cramps during pregnancy. This article contains information on treating and preventing leg cramps in pregnancy and more.

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG)

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

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.