Pregnancy

How rare is chickenpox during pregnancy?

How rare is chickenpox during pregnancy?

It’s rare to get chickenpox when you’re pregnant. In the UK, it’s estimated that about three

What complications can affect the placenta?

What complications can affect the placenta?

Complications that can affect the placenta during pregnancy or childbirth include: low-lying placenta, and retained placenta.

Is my unborn baby at risk of early-onset GBS (group B streptococcus) infection?

Is my unborn baby at risk of early-onset GBS (group B streptococcus) infection?

  Your baby may be at higher risk of this infection if: you go into labour

I’m pregnant. Can paint fumes affect my unborn baby?

I’m pregnant. Can paint fumes affect my unborn baby?

It’s highly unlikely that paint fumes can harm your unborn baby. The risk from modern household

How much weight will I put on during my pregnancy?

How much weight will I put on during my pregnancy?

It depends on your weight before you become pregnant. Weight gain in pregnancy varies greatly. Most

Pregnancy and rubella (German measles)

Pregnancy and rubella (German measles)

The risks from getting rubella during the different stages of pregnancy are outlined below. Continue reading

VIDEO: Where can I have my baby?

VIDEO: Where can I have my baby?

You have the right to make an informed choice about where to give birth. Your options

Can I drink alcohol if I’m pregnant?

Can I drink alcohol if I’m pregnant?

The Department of Health recommends that you avoid drinking alcohol if you’re pregnant. You should also

Can I drink alcohol if I’m pregnant?

Can I drink alcohol if I’m pregnant?

The Department of Health recommends that you avoid drinking alcohol if you’re pregnant. You should also

What is the placenta?

What is the placenta?

The placenta is an organ attached to the lining of your womb during pregnancy. It keeps