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Second trimester

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. 

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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.

Pregnancy week 1

Pregnancy week 1

Support and information from NCT

NCT offers reliable support and information about the various stages of pregnancy, week by week.

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Good exercises and sports in pregnancy

Find out about exercise during pregnancy including which sports to avoid, low-impact pregnancy exercises, pelvic floor exercise and safety.

pregnancy exercise

Exercise during pregnancy: What to know

Expecting a baby doesn’t mean you must spend nine months on the sofa with your favourite biscuits, unfortunately. While a few biscuits won’t hurt, moving is actually great for you and your baby.

Nosebleed

Nosebleeds during pregnancy

It may seem like one of the odder quirks of pregnancy but there’s reason behind that bleeding nose. Here’s what’s going on…

Woman and apple

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.

Women in a birthing pool

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.

pregnant woman

Chickenpox in pregnancy: Should I worry?

It’s something you probably haven’t thought about since you were a child but chickenpox in pregnancy can be a huge issue. Here’s what you need to know.

pregnancy exercise

Pregnancy workouts: Safety

If you’re feeling clueless about the rules of staying active when you’re expecting, read on to have your questions answered.

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.