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Pregnancy and antenatal health

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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.

HELLP syndrome

It may not be a well-known condition but it’s good to be informed about HELLP syndrome when you’re pregnant. Here we describe what it is, its symptoms and why it matters when you’re pregnant.

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Pre-eclampsia: Your questions answered

Find out what you need to know about this pregnancy condition.

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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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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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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.


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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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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How to spot sepsis

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

Pregnancy Due Date Calculator

Use our simple pregnancy due date calculator to estimate the date of your baby's arrival. Enter your information below to find out approximately when you will give birth.

Am I pregnant?

The very early signs of pregnancy are not always clear. Here we answer questions about the early symptoms and the use of pregnancy tests.

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.