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What to expect
Find out about pregnancy signs and symptoms and calculate your baby’s due date. Common problems include morning sickness.
- Baby due date
- Pregnancy - morning sickness
- Pregnancy - signs and symptoms
- Pregnancy - stages of labour
- Pregnancy - week by week
- Pregnancy testing
During pregnancy you might want advice about the effects of asthma, dental care, exercise, sport, travel and smoking.
- Asthma and pregnancy
- Passive smoking
- Pelvic floor
- Pregnancy - birth choices
- Pregnancy and drugs
- Pregnancy and exercise
- Pregnancy and smoking
- Pregnancy and sport
- Pregnancy and travel
- Stretch marks
- Teenage pregnancy
- Teeth and pregnancy
Pregnant women need to eat well. Diet in pregnancy should include folate, iron and calcium. Pregnant women should also avoid some foods.
- Folate for women
- Food and your life stages
- Food poisoning - listeria
- Iron deficiency - adults
- Mercury in fish
- Nutrition - women's extra needs
- Pregnancy and diet
- Vitamin and mineral supplements
Amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, maternal serum screening, ultrasound are common tests during pregnancy. Regular antenatal test are important.
- Maternal serum screening
- Newborn screening
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- Pregnancy - antenatal checks of your baby
- Pregnancy - prenatal tests
Complications in pregnancy can include gestational diabetes, anaemia, pre-eclampsia and ectopic pregnancy. Support is available when parents suffer a miscarriage or the death of a baby.
- Anal fissure
- Birth defects - drugs and medications
- Death of a baby
- Diabetes - gestational
- Ectopic pregnancy
- HIV and women - having children
- Lupus and pregnancy
- Miscarriage explained
- Placenta previa
- Pregnancy - bleeding problems
- Premature babies
- Streptococcal infection - group B
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