Pregnancy

How do you catch chickenpox?

How do you catch chickenpox?

If you’re not immune to chickenpox, you can easily catch it through close contact with someone

What are the risks of shingles during pregnancy?

What are the risks of shingles during pregnancy?

You can only get shingles if you've already had chickenpox because they're both caused by the same virus: the herpes varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Continue reading

Is it safe to take heartburn medicine during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take heartburn medicine during pregnancy?

Antacids and alginates are safe during pregnancy, but always check with your GP. Continue reading

What are my pain relief options during labour?

What are my pain relief options during labour?

Pain relief options for labour. Continue reading

Can I take ibuprofen when I’m pregnant?

Can I take ibuprofen when I’m pregnant?

It depends on what stage of pregnancy you're at. Continue reading

Can I take hay fever medicine during pregnancy?

Can I take hay fever medicine during pregnancy?

Make sure you check your hay fever medicine with your doctor during pregnancy. Continue reading

Can I take paracetamol during pregnancy?

Can I take paracetamol during pregnancy?

Ideally you should avoid taking medicines if you can. Continue reading

Are complementary therapies safe during pregnancy?

Are complementary therapies safe during pregnancy?

Complementary treatments should be used alongside but never replace the treatment offered by your doctor. Continue reading

Is my baby at risk if I’m pregnant and have diabetes?

Is my baby at risk if I’m pregnant and have diabetes?

Importance of reducing risk if you suffer from diabetes. Continue reading

What are the risks of slapped cheek syndrome during pregnancy?

What are the risks of slapped cheek syndrome during pregnancy?

The main symptom is a blotchy red rash on your face that looks like you have slapped cheeks. Continue reading