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Second trimester

Maternity pay and leave

This article outlines your maternity rights as well as your options for maternity leave, statutory maternity pay, childcare and more.

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.

Telling your employer you're pregnant

Here we offer information on telling your employer you’re pregnant, and how and when you can do it.

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.

How to announce pregnancy to other people at work

Discover ways to announce your pregnancy, things to consider when telling people at work you are pregnant and information on making arrangements for your handover.

Weight gain in pregnancy

During pregnancy, weight gain causes your appearance to change. Find out about the average weight gain in pregnancy and how much you are likely to put on.

Morning sickness - nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Here we provide information on morning sickness, symptoms and treatments. Find out more about nausea, vomiting and easing the symptoms of sickness in pregnancy.

Drugs and prescriptions in pregnancy

Taking drugs during pregnancy can have an effect on your baby, whether they are prescription, over-the-counter or recreational. Find out about which drugs to avoid here.

Sepsis and pregnancy

Sepsis is a common and potentially life-threatening condition caused by infection. Here we discuss the signs and symptoms and what to do if you think you might have sepsis.

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.

Emotions during pregnancy

Strong moods and emotions are common due to changes in hormones during pregnancy. Find out why this happens and how to cope with mood swings in pregnancy.