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Air travel and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This revised information is for you if you’re considering travelling by air when pregnant. The information is relevant for all lengths of flights.

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Alcohol and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This information outlines the effects of drinking alcohol on your baby’s development while you are pregnant.

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Amniocentesis

the NHS website

Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test that is carried out during pregnancy. It can assess whether the unborn baby (foetus) could develop, or has developed, an abnormality or serious health condition.

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Amniocentesis

Patient UK

The most common reason for a pregnant woman to be offered amniocentesis is to see if a developing baby has a chromosomal disorder such as Down's syndrome. Amniocentesis is a procedure that is carried out during pregnancy. The most common reason for a...

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Amniocentesis

Lab Tests Online UK

To detect and diagnose some birth defects, genetic diseases, and chromosome abnormalities in a foetus, especially if pregnancy screening tests are abnormal; to help diagnose and monitor haemolytic disease in a foetus

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Amniotic Fluid Analysis

Lab Tests Online UK

To detect and diagnose some birth defects, genetic diseases, and chromosome abnormalities in a foetus, especially if pregnancy screening tests are abnormal; to help diagnose and monitor haemolytic disease in a foetus.

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Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This guideline covers the care that healthy women and their babies should be offered during pregnancy.

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Antipsychotics in pregnancy and breastfeeding

NHS England

This page may be helpful if you are taking an antipsychotic medication – or need to start it - and you: Want to get pregnant Are already pregnant Want to breastfeed.

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Being overweight in pregnancy and after birth

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This information is for you if you are overweight and are planning to become pregnant, expecting a baby or have recently given birth.

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Beta thalassaemia and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This information is for you or if you have beta thalassaemia major or intermedia and would like to know more about what this means in pregnancy.

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Bleeding and/or pain in early pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This information is for you if you want to know more about bleeding and/or pain in the first 3 months of pregnancy.

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Blood transfusion, pregnancy and birth

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information tells you about having a blood transfusion when pregnant or shortly after you give birth.

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Breast cancer during and after pregnancy (BCC25)

Breast Cancer Care

A booklet for women diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy. Or within a year of giving birth. It covers how breast cancer may be

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Breast cancer during and after pregnancy (BCC25)

Breast Cancer Care

A booklet for women diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy. Or within a year of giving birth. It covers how breast cancer may be

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Breech baby at the end of pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on their choices for birth if their baby is in the breech position towards the end of pregnancy.

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Bump to baby

Dairy UK

A short guide to eating well during pregnancy and breastfeeding

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Cervical smears and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women about cervical smear tests and results, and colposcopy, during pregnancy.

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Chickenpox and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who come into contact with, or develop, chickenpox or shingles during pregnancy.

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Child Social Services and Safeguarding

NHS England

This information is for any woman with a mental health problem who is planning a pregnancy, pregnant or has recently had a baby. It should also be helpful to partners, family and friends. It covers: What “safeguarding children” me...

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Chorionic Villus sampling

the NHS website

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a test carried out during pregnancy most commonly to check your baby for disorders such as Down’s syndrome and, where appropriate, rarer specific inherited disorders. It involves removing and testing a sample...

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Corticosteroids in pregnancy to reduce complications from being born prematurely

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This information is for you if you’re pregnant and have been recommended to have a course of corticosteroids because there’s a possibility you may have your baby early.

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Diagnosis and treatment of venous thrombosis in pregnancy and after birth

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides information on symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism in women who are pregnant or who have just given birth.

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Ectopic pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This information is for you if you want to know more about ectopic pregnancy; how it is diagnosed and how it is treated.

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Ectopic pregnancy

the NHS website

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. This means the egg will not develop into a baby, which can be devastating to the pregnant woman. In a few cases an ectopic pregn...

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Epilepsy in pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This information is for you if you have epilepsy and want to know more about epilepsy in pregnancy.

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First Trimester (Combined) Screen for Down’s Syndrome and other fetal anomalies

Lab Tests Online UK

Formal Name: First Trimester Screen [Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), free beta human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as either free beta subunit or total hCG, and nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound] To assess the risk of...

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Foetal alcohol syndrome

the NHS website

If a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy, she risks damaging her baby. Sometimes this can result in mental and physical problems in the baby, called foetal alcohol syndrome. This can occur because alcohol in the mother's blood passes to her baby...

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Folic acid

SHINE

There are simple things you can do from the moment you start planning a pregnancy that can help you prevent spina bifida.

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Genital herpes in pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice about genital herpes in pregnancy, including treatment options and what it may mean for your baby.

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Gestational diabetes

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice about diabetes diagnosed in pregnancy.

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Gestational diabetes

the NHS website

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. It can occur at any stage of pregnancy, but is more common in the second half. It occurs if your body cannot produce enough insul...

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Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD)

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice on gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), a group of conditions that may occur when a pregnancy doesn’t develop properly.

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Healthy eating and vitamin supplements in pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who want to know more about eating healthily in pregnancy. It also gives advice on using vitamin supplements before and during pregnancy.

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HIV & Pregnancy

Avert

Women living with HIV can have healthy HIV-negative babies. Follow these suggestions to prevent passing HIV on to your baby

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HIV and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have been diagnosed with HIV and are pregnant or planning to have a baby.

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Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) test

Lab Tests Online UK

Also known as: Pregnancy test; qualitative hCG; quantitative hCG; beta hCG Qualitative (reported as positive or negative) hCG testing is routinely used to confirm pregnancy. Quantitative (reported as a number) hCG testing (also called beta hCG...

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If you could get pregnant...act now to protect against German Measles

Department of Health and Social Care

German Measles caught during pregnancy can very seriously damage your unborn baby. You should make sure you are protected against rubella before you get pregnant. This flyer is aimed at young women.

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Obstetric cholestasis Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP)

British Liver Trust

Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP), (formerly known as Obstetric Cholestasis or OC), is a liver disorder that occurs in around one in 140 pregnancies in the UK, where the normal flow of bile out of the liver is reduced. Chemicals in the bile...

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Lithium in pregnancy and breastfeeding

NHS England

This is information is for any woman who is: Taking Lithium and wants to get pregnant. Taking Lithium and is pregnant. Pregnant and may need to start Lithium in pregnancy. Taking Lithium a...

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Malaria and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides information and explains the risk about malaria and pregnancy in the UK.

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Mental health in pregnancy

Royal College of Psychiatrists (The)

Many women have good mental health during pregnancy. Some women may already have a mental illness when they get pregnant. Others worry about mental health problems they have had in the past. They fear getting ill again during pregnancy or after child...

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Miscarriage

the NHS website

A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks. The main sign of a miscarriage is vaginal bleeding, which may be followed by cramping and pain in your lower abdomen. If you have vaginal bleeding, contact your GP or midwife. ...

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Molar pregnancy

the NHS website

A molar pregnancy is a pregnancy that has not been successful, and means that a baby will not develop.

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Multiple pregnancy: having more than one baby

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice on multiple pregnancy.

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Nausea and morning sickness

the NHS website

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP), also known as morning sickness, is very common in the early weeks of pregnancy. It doesn’t put your baby at any increased risk, and usually clears up between 12 and 14 weeks of pregnancy.

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Obstetric cholestasis

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have been diagnosed with obstetric cholestasis or who have persistent itching in pregnancy.

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Pelvic girdle pain and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This information is for you if you want to know what might be causing the pain in your pelvic girdle joints during pregnancy and what you can do about it.

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Perinatal Mental Health Community Services

NHS England

Perinatal mental health problems are those which occur during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child. Perinatal mental illness affects up to 20% of women, and covers a wide range of conditions. If left untreated, it can have si...

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Perinatal OCD - information for carers

NHS England

his information is for the partners, family and friends of any woman with Perinatal OCD. The page describes: What Perinatal OCD is. The treatments available. How partners, family ...

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Persistent trophoblastic disease and choriocarcinoma

the NHS website

Persistent trophoblastic disease and choriocarcinoma are very rare and are part of a group of tumours called gestational trophoblastic tumours (GTTs). Persistent trophoblastic disease occurs after a molar pregnancy. If the tissue isn’t...

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Placenta praevia, placenta accreta and vasa praevia

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This information is for you if you have placenta praevia (a low-lying placenta after 20 weeks of pregnancy) and/or placenta accreta (where the placenta is stuck to the muscle of your womb). It also includes information on vasa praevia.

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Polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid)

the NHS website

Polyhydramnios is where there is too much amniotic fluid around the baby during pregnancy. Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds your baby in the womb. Too much amniotic fluid is normally spotted during a check-up in the later stages of pregn...

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Pregnancy - a young person's guide

fpa direct

This comic style booklet covers reproduction, preparing for a pregnancy, the development of the fetus and birth. It also describes the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy and birth, giving young people a realistic view of what pregnancy entai...

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Pregnancy and breast cancer

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet will provide information and support if you are pregnant and have breast cancer or are worried that you may have.

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Pregnancy and Diabetes

Diabetes UK

Most women with diabetes have a healthy baby. But having diabetes means that you and your baby are more at risk of serious health complications during pregnancy and childbirth. The good news is that by planning ahead and getting ...

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Pregnancy and maternity rights for Polish workers

Maternity Action

Are you a working mother-to-be or new parent? This information sheet gives you an outline of your rights and benefits during pregnancy and maternity leave and tells you where you can get more detailed information.

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Pregnancy and maternity rights for Spanish speaking workers

Maternity Action

Are you a working mother-to-be of new mother? This information sheet is a guide to your rights and benefits during pregnancy and maternity leave.

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Pregnancy sickness (nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum)

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on pregnancy sickness.

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Reducing the risk of venous thrombosis in pregnancy and after birth

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides information about reducing the risk of venous thrombosis for women who are thinking about having a baby, who are already pregnant or who have just had a baby.

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Second trimester maternal screening

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: Triple test; Quad/quadruple test Formal Name: Maternal Serum Screen The triple test is used as a primary screening test to assess the chance of the pregnancy being affected by Down’s syndrome.

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Sickle cell disease and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have sickle cell disease and are pregnant or are thinking about having a baby.

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Smoking and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides information about the effects of smoking during pregnancy and support available to help you to stop.

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Umbilical cord prolapse in late pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women about umbilical cord prolapse which can happen in late pregnancy.

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What are Perinatal Mental Health Services?

NHS England

This information is written for any woman who: Has a mental health problem and who is planning a pregnancy. Has had a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first year after birth. Is ...

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Whooping cough and pregnancy - your questions answered

Department of Health and Social Care

There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk. Expectant mothers can help protect their babies by getting themselves vaccinated against whooping cough from 16 weeks...

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Whooping cough and pregnancy - your questions answered

Department of Health and Social Care

There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk. Expectant mothers can help protect their babies by getting themselves vaccinated against whooping cough from 16 weeks...

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Why your weight matters during pregnancy and after birth

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women about their weight during pregnancy.

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Your baby’s movements in pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women about how their baby should feel and move during pregnancy.

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