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First trimester

Becoming a dad: Fatherhood

The prospect of fatherhood can be daunting. Dads-to-be can experience a wide range of thoughts, emotions and expectations when they first find out they're going to be a dad.

Dads-to-be in the first trimester

The first trimester can be challenging for dads-to-be. Read about coming to terms with new responsibilities, lifestyle changes and worrying about your partner’s health.

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.

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.

Saliva and ptyalism - hypersalivation in pregnancy

Ptyalism is a condition which causes excess saliva. It is also known as hypersalivation or sialorrhea and frequently affects women in the early stages of pregnancy

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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.