Health Information by category Pregnancy / Newborn

This category has lots of information about pregnancy planning and what happens during both pregnancy and labour. It also covers common problems that can affect newborn babies. Our doctor-authored leaflets will answer questions such as "How do I prepare to get pregnant?" (yes, some planning is a good idea!), "What screening tests will I be offered and do I have to have them?". Many women can have anxieties about labour and knowing what will happen and what your options are for pain relief for example, can help ease those worries. Information regarding common (as well as less common) pregnancy problems and how they are dealt with is also found here.

Baby ColicBlocked Nose in Babies ('Snuffles')
Breast-feedingCervical Suture
CroupEpilepsy - Contraception/Pregnancy Issues
Erythema Toxicum NeonatorumFetal Alcohol Syndrome
MastitisMaternity Benefits
Nappy RashNeonatal Jaundice
Newborn Baby Screening TestsObstetric Cholestasis
Oral Thrush in BabiesPostpartum Psychosis
Pre-eclampsiaPregnancy - Abortion
Pregnancy - Chickenpox ContactPregnancy - Common Problems
Pregnancy - Diet and LifestylePregnancy - Dyspepsia
Pregnancy - Early Signs and SymptomsPregnancy - Ectopic
Pregnancy - LabourPregnancy - Morning Sickness
Pregnancy - Multiple (eg, Twins/Triplets)Pregnancy - Planning to Become Pregnant
Pregnancy - Screening TestsPregnancy - Urine Infection
Pregnancy and DiabetesPregnancy and High Blood Pressure
Pregnancy and HIVPregnancy and Physical Activity
Pregnancy and Rubella (German Measles)Pregnancy and Smoking
Premature LabourSeborrhoeic Dermatitis in Babies (Cradle Cap)
Tear Duct Blockage in BabiesTeething
Zika Virus