Pregnancy

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

Why should I stop smoking if I’m pregnant?

Why should I stop smoking if I’m pregnant?

When you smoke, the chemicals stop oxygen and essential nutrients from reaching your unborn baby. Continue reading

Are pregnant women entitled to free NHS prescriptions?

Are pregnant women entitled to free NHS prescriptions?

Yes. If you’re pregnant, you’re entitled to free NHS prescriptions as long as you have a

VIDEO: How can HIV affect an unborn baby?

VIDEO: How can HIV affect an unborn baby?

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It attacks the white blood cells – the part of

Am I pregnant?

Am I pregnant?

To find out if you’re pregnant, you can do a pregnancy test from the first day that you

How are chickenpox and shingles connected?

How are chickenpox and shingles connected?

Chickenpox and shingles are both caused by the same virus: herpes varicella-zoster virus (VZV). In some

Why should I avoid pregnant women and newborn babies if I’ve got chickenpox?

Why should I avoid pregnant women and newborn babies if I’ve got chickenpox?

Rarely, chickenpox can cause complications during pregnancy, both for the woman and her baby. If you

Can I get chickenpox more than once?

Can I get chickenpox more than once?

There is some evidence to suggest that it may be possible, although it’s commonly believed that