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Third trimester

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.

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.

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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.

Pregnant woman

Flying when pregnant

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

Mum

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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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.

Pregnancy nutrition

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.

Babies with disabilities: Information and support

Finding out your baby may have a disability can be a shock. Learn more about sources of information and support for parents expecting babies with disabilities.

Pregnant woman eating

Eating out during pregnancy

If you eat out during pregnancy, there are a few things you might want to to think about before choosing your meal.

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.

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.