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Third trimester

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 exercise

Exercise during pregnancy: What to know

Expecting a baby doesn’t mean you must spend nine months on the sofa with your favourite biscuits, unfortunately. While a few biscuits won’t hurt, moving is actually great for you and your baby.

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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

Diabetes

Gestational diabetes: Treatment

Gestational diabetes is usually temporary and can be treated. From lifestyle changes and monitoring to medication, we look at ways you can help control your blood sugar levels during pregnancy.

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Chickenpox in pregnancy: Should I worry?

It’s something you probably haven’t thought about since you were a child but chickenpox in pregnancy can be a huge issue. Here’s what you need to know.

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Sex during pregnancy: Your questions answered

Whether you’re keen to get back to it or avoiding it for fear of disturbing the baby with your activities. We have all the information you need, from safety and positions to bringing on labour.

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How to prevent constipation in pregnancy

Here we talk about things you can try out to help prevent yourself getting constipation while you’re pregnant. We discuss how you can make small changes to your lifestyle to help avoid constipation in pregnancy. These changes might also help relieve symptoms if you already have constipation.

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.

Sepsis pregnancy

How to spot sepsis

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

Pregnancy week 1

Pregnancy week 1

Support and information from NCT

NCT offers reliable support and information about the various stages of pregnancy, week by week.

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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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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.