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Anaemia in pregnancy

Anaemia means you don’t have enough red blood cells in your blood. It’s often caused by low...

Antenatal screening

A fetal anomaly, sometimes called a birth defect, is when there is a change to part of...

Asthma in pregnancy

If you have asthma and are pregnant, your asthma control can change. Some women have an increase...

Birth after caesarean section

For women who have had one or more caesarean sections in the past, you may have the...

Bleeding in mid-late pregnancy

Bleeding in mid to late pregnancy is any bleeding from 20 weeks to full term. It can...

Bleeding in rhesus negative women

Every person has one of four blood types (A, B, AB or O). These blood types are...

Coping with pregnancy loss

What will my healthcare team do? Your healthcare team can answer many of the medical questions you may have regarding...

Dilatation and curettage

A Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) is an operation performed on women to scrape away the lining of...

Epilepsy in women and pregnancy

If you have epilepsy and want to fall pregnant, there are some issues you need to be...

Foetal movements

Foetal movements is a term that refers to the baby’s movements in the womb during pregnancy. If...

Gestational diabetes

Diabetes develops if the body can’t make enough insulin. Insulin helps the body to absorb sugar from...

Hypertension in pregnancy and pre-eclampsia

Hypertension in pregnancy and pre-eclampsia are two serious medical conditions that can occur at any stage during...

Medical termination of pregnancy

A medical termination uses medication to end a pregnancy. It is safe and effective for pregnancies up...

Mental health and pregnancy

Pregnancy can be an emotional time for many women. It’s not uncommon for pregnant women to experience...

Miscarriage

A miscarriage is a pregnancy loss that occurs within the fi­rst 20 weeks. This is usually confirmed...

Obesity in pregnancy

It is normal to gain weight during pregnancy. However, being overweight or obese before pregnancy, or putting...

Perineal tear follow up

It is common for women to have some form of tear during a vaginal birth. A tear...

Planning to have a baby

If you’re planning to have a baby, it’s important to see your GP for a pre-conception visit...

Pregnancy and weight gain

During pregnancy, some weight gain is normal. How much weight you gain depends on what you weighed...

Routine antenatal care

Routine antenatal care refers to the regular appointments and tests you have during your pregnancy. You’ll need...

Surgical termination of pregnancy

Surgical termination of pregnancy is a safe day-surgery procedure. It can be performed anywhere between 7 to...

Thyroid disease in pregnancy

Your thyroid gland is located in your neck, near the base of your throat. It makes hormones...

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