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Getting pregnant

Out of every 100 couples trying for a baby, 80 to 90 will get pregnant within one year. For some women this happens quickly, but for others it can take longer. It helps to know about the sexual organs, and to understand how a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle and periods work. Find out the best time to get pregnant and other tips on how to conceive. Read more about Getting pregnant
Pregnant woman looking sick in bed.

Morning sickness

Up to 80% of pregnant women have morning sickness symptoms, and there is no risk to a baby unless it is very severe. In most cases no medical treatment is needed, but here are some things you could try that may make a difference.

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Pregnant woman checking blood pressure.

Pregnancy-induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia

A rise in blood pressure can be the first sign of pre-eclampsia, often called 'pregnancy-induced hypertension' (PIH) or 'pre-eclamptic toxaemia' (PET). Learn more about these common pregnancy complications, including symptoms and treatments.

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Pregnant woman in labour with gas for pain relief.

Pain relief in labour

Labour is painful, so it’s important to learn about all the ways that you can relieve the pain. It's also helpful for whoever is going to be with you during your labour to know about the different options. This article provides this information.

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Last reviewed: 
February, 2013