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First trimester

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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Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can develop during pregnancy. It’s temporary and should go away after your baby is born. We discuss what it is and what this means for you and your baby.

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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: What you need to know in pregnancy

It can be one of the most dangerous complications in pregnancy but mums to be often don’t know about it. Here’s the lowdown.

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Pelvic floor and stomach exercises in pregnancy

It’s not unusual to be worried about the changes to your body that will come from being pregnant. If this is you, make sure you fit into your daily routine some strengthening exercises where it can make a massive difference. Namely, your stomach and pelvic floor.

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Miscarriage: The signs and what really happens

It’s probably the biggest pregnancy anxiety but sometimes miscarriage is shrouded in myth and secrecy. Here are the facts you need to know.

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Itching in pregnancy: Five things you need to know

It’s up there with the more unexpected of pregnancy symptoms. Yet being itchy is actually one of the most common skin problems in pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know about it.

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Miscarriage: Eight things that can help afterwards

Nothing is going to make your pregnancy loss magically ok. Yet some small actions can help things to seem a little more manageable.

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Flying when pregnant

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

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How to spot sepsis

If you’re pregnant or have just given birth, it’s crucial to be aware of the symptoms.

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Heartburn, indigestion and acid reflux in pregnancy

They might seem like low-level pregnancy symptoms but gastric issues can be seriously painful. Here’s what you need to know.