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Third 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 third trimester

In the third trimester of pregnancy the responsibilities of fatherhood come into focus. Discover the signs of labour and help to create a relaxing environment.

Dads-to-be: the birth plan and pain relief

Writing a birth plan can be a shared responsibility. A dad-to-be can help by discussing what their partner wants when it comes to labour and birth, including pain relief.

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.

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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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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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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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Alcohol - drinking in pregnancy

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

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.

Hot weather and high body temperature during pregnancy

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

Maternity pay and leave

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