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Second trimester

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy

You need to be aware of what not to eat when you’re pregnant. This article covers some of the foods to avoid during pregnancy as well as the things you can eat and drink.

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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.

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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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Smoking during pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy is harmful for your baby. Find out about the effects of smoking in pregnancy plus tips and suggestions on how to stop smoking when pregnant

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Radiation and pregnancy

It is generally possible to avoid ionising radiation exposure during pregnancy (which can be harmful to your child). Find out more about radiation and pregnancy.

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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.

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Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

This article looks at Group B streptococcus (GBS). Read more about the prevention of GBS and treatment of early-onset infection in newborn babies.

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Depression in pregnancy

Antenatal depression can be hard to recognise and cope with. Find out about the support available if you are suffering with antenatal depression during pregnancy.

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Flying when pregnant

Flying when pregnant during your first and second trimester is generally considered to be safe, read about rules and guidelines here.

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Healthy pregnancy: diet and nutrition

For a healthy pregnancy, diet and nutrition are important factors. Here we look at guidelines on maintaining a healthy diet and eating well during pregnancy.

Hot weather and high body temperature during pregnancy

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