Pregnancy

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

Can I take cod liver oil supplements when I’m pregnant?

Can I take cod liver oil supplements when I’m pregnant?

When you're pregnant, you shouldn't take any supplements that contain vitamin A. Continue reading

How to tell if twins are identical

How can we find out if our twins are identical?

Identical twins are always of the same sex (either girl/girl or boy/boy). Read on for more information on expecting twins. Continue reading

Can I take anti-malaria medication if I’m pregnant or trying for a baby?

Can I take anti-malaria medication if I’m pregnant or trying for a baby?

Some anti-malaria medicines have been taken safely during pregnancy for many years, while others should be avoided. Continue reading

Do twins always run in families?

Do twins always run in families?

Identical twins don't usually run in families. Non-identical twins tend to run in families. Continue reading

What kind of antenatal care can I expect during my twin pregnancy?

What kind of antenatal care can I expect during my twin pregnancy?

More than the standard 7-10 antenatal appointments and the two ultrasound scans arranged for single pregnancies. Continue reading

What are my rights during pregnancy?

What are my rights during pregnancy?

You have rights related to your healthcare and your job. Continue reading

Preparing for more than one baby. Photograph: Dan Block

More than one baby

Parents with one child often think that caring for twins is the same, only doubled. If you've got twins (or triplets or more), you'll know it's not. Continue reading

Is it safe to use a sauna or jacuzzi if I’m pregnant?

Is it safe to use a sauna or jacuzzi if I’m pregnant?

There are risks of overheating, dehydration and fainting. So its best to avoid if you are pregnant. Continue reading