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Second trimester

Dads-to-be: sex during pregnancy

Sex during pregnancy can be different due to changes in hormones, body shape and libido. Take time to talk to each other and discuss different ways to have sex as well as feel close.

Dads-to-be in the second trimester

There will be lots for dads-to-be to think about in the second trimester including planning, attending antenatal classes and more.

Pregnancy exercises - Safety checklist

Read below for a checklist guide on to how to exercise during pregnancy, including general advice on safety during exercise routines when you are pregnant.

Nosebleeds during pregnancy

Nosebleeds during pregnancy are common but they’re not usually serious. Find out more about treatment and prevention of nosebleeds.

Saliva and ptyalism - hypersalivation in pregnancy

Ptyalism is a condition which causes excess saliva. It is also known as hypersalivation or sialorrhea and frequently affects women in the early stages of pregnancy

Midwife

What is a midwife?

If you are wondering 'what is a midwife?', read this article to find out more about midwifery and the role of midwives in providing antenatal care.

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Alcohol - drinking in pregnancy

Is it safe to drink alcohol in pregnancy? We discuss government guidelines and the risks of drinking while pregnant.

Vitamins

Vitamins and supplements in pregnancy

During pregnancy, vitamins and supplements can have a positive impact on you and your baby. Read about the best vitamins to take when you are pregnant.

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What is a doula?

Read to find out more about the services that can be provided by a doula, UK based doula support and possible costs.

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Chickenpox in pregnancy

Chickenpox in pregnancy is rare but it can be serious. This article outlines what symptoms to look for if you have had contact with someone who is infected with varicella.

Healthcare professionals in pregnancy and labour

Healthcare professionals in pregnancy and labour

Information about healthcare professionals who will provide antenatal care during your pregnancy and labour, as well as your early days as a parent.

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Flu and pregnancy

Women are at greater risk of catching flu in pregnancy. Here we discuss having the flu jab or vaccine when pregnant and the potential impact of flu when you are expecting.