Pregnancy

What should I do if I’m pregnant and I’ve been near someone with chickenpox?

What should I do if I’m pregnant and I’ve been near someone with chickenpox?

It depends on whether you’ve had chickenpox or not. Most pregnant women in the UK and

What if I’m pregnant and I haven’t had chickenpox?

What if I’m pregnant and I haven’t had chickenpox?

When you’re pregnant, you should avoid contact with anyone who has chickenpox or shingles if: you

What are the risks of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

What are the risks of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

The risk of toxoplasmosis problems varies, depending on when you become infected during your pregnancy. Continue reading

How should I treat hay fever if I am breastfeeding?

How should I treat hay fever if I am breastfeeding?

Avoid environments that trigger hayfever. Speak to your GP and if a medicine is prescribed it must be the lowest dose. Continue reading

When should I pack my bags for the hospital birth?

When should I pack my bag for the birth?

List of what to pack for your baby's birth. Continue reading

What is an ectopic pregnancy ?

What is an ectopic pregnancy ?

Signs of an ectopic pregnancy. What to do if you suspect you have an ectopic pregnancy. Continue reading

How is chickenpox treated during pregnancy?

How is chickenpox treated during pregnancy?

If you get chickenpox, your GP may prescribe aciclovir, an antiviral medicine. Aciclovir doesn’t cure chickenpox,

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What causes bleeding during pregnancy ?

If you have bleeding at any stage during your pregnancy, you should always contact your midwife or GP immediately. Continue reading

Why should pregnant women avoid sheep during the lambing season?

Why should pregnant women avoid sheep during the lambing season?

Avoid contact with sheep during the lambing season, which runs from January to April. Continue reading

What are the risks of clostridium difficile (C. diff) during pregnancy?

What are the risks of clostridium difficile (C. diff) during pregnancy?

There is little evidence about the risks of C. diff during pregnancy. However, C. diff bacteria