Pregnancy health

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Pregnancy side-effects

Tiredness in pregnancy

It's normal to feel tired when you're pregnant. Find out how long it's likely to last, when fatigue is a sign of something else, and try our five top tips for getting your energy back.

Abdominal pain in pregnancy

Round ligament pain in pregnancy

Bleeding gums in pregnancy

Breathlessness in pregnancy

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Antenatal tests and care


Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)

Glucose tolerance test (GTT)

Screening for Down's syndrome

Urine tests

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Antenatal scans

When will I have my first scan?

When you have your first scan depends on how your pregnancy is going, and even where you live. Our midwife sonographer explains what the options are.

Pregnancy ultrasound scans an overview

Nub theory: will a dating scan show the sex of my baby?

My unborn baby has golf balls in her heart. What does this mean?

Nuchal translucency (NT) scan

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Pregnancy complications


Placenta praevia: low-lying placenta after 20 weeks

I am really worried about pre-eclampsia. Is there anything I can do to avoid it?

Gestational diabetes

I'm 28 weeks pregnant with my third child, and my bump measures 32cm. Should I worry?

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Illnesses and infections

Coughs and colds in pregnancy

Your immune system changes when you're pregnant and you can be more susceptible to coughs, colds and flu. Not all over-the-counter treatments are safe to use in pregnancy. Find out what you can do to feel better.

Thrush in pregnancy

Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy

Hepatitis B in pregnancy

Group B streptococcus (GBS) in pregnancy

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Natural remedies during pregnancy

Herbal remedies in pregnancy

Complementary therapies A - Z

Breathlessness (natural remedies)

Carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy (natural remedies)

Constipation (natural remedies)

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Overweight and pregnant

I'm big - will my baby be big too?

Probably not, but there are some conditions which can increase your chance of having a large baby. Find out what they are.

Can I still have a home birth if I'm overweight?

I'm overweight. Must I have my baby in hospital?

Are caesareans more complicated if I'm overweight?

Will my weight make me more likely to have a miscarriage?

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Quitting smoking in pregnancy

What are my options if I want to quit smoking?

You've never had a better reason to stop smoking than when you start a family. We've got expert advice on how to quit smoking for good.

Is it safe to smoke during pregnancy?

Will it harm my baby to be in a smoky atmosphere?

Mums' tips: how to quit smoking

How to stop smoking during pregnancy

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Having another baby

Pregnant again? What to expect

Second pregnancies present special challenges, especially if your first child is still very young. We explain how you'll feel and what support you'll receive this time around.

20 reasons to be glad you're having another baby

Labour and birth: what to expect this time round

I'm 16 weeks pregnant with my second baby and feel huge. Why?

I'm nearly 40 and pregnant again. Will my age be a problem?

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Drug and treatment safety

Is it safe to take Prozac during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use an asthma inhaler during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have an X-ray during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take acne medicines during pregnancy?

Is it safe to visit the dentist during pregnancy?

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