Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, tips for getting started and where you can get help and support.
Contractions are a sign that labour is starting, and they will help push your baby down.
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.
Diabetes and pregnancy
Women with gestational diabetes can have a healthy pregnancy with careful planning and control of blood glucose levels.
Conception is complex – there is often more to it than just having sex. Learn more about ovulation, pregnancy and your growing embryo.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that can be detected in your urine and blood when you're pregnant.
The human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) test is usually used to confirm or monitor a pregnancy.
Even if you’re healthy and well prepared for childbirth, there’s always a chance of unexpected problems. Learn more about labour complications.
Labour and pain relief
Learn about the different ways to relieve pain during childbirth, and how your support person can help you.
Mastitis occurs when breast tissue gets inflamed, usually due to a blocked milk duct from breastfeeding. It can lead to infection.
Medicines during pregnancy
Learn more about taking medicines during pregnancy, which includes over-the-counter medicine as well as herbal supplements and vitamins.
Pregnancy loss can be devastating, but help and support is available. Follow these links to trusted resources.
Morning sickness or nausea (with or without vomiting) is a common symptom of early pregnancy and is caused by changes in hormones.
Placenta praevia is a condition where the placenta is lying low and may cover the cervix. In some cases, a caesarean is necessary.
Many women experience the 'baby blues' after pregnancy, but when feelings persist beyond these early days, it may be a sign of depression.
Pre-eclampsia (pregnancy-induced hypertension)
A rise in blood pressure in pregnancy can be the first sign of pre-eclampsia, also known as pregnancy-induced hypertension.
Pregnancy massage can ease discomfort and tension, and reduce swelling in your limbs. Here's what's involved in a pregnancy massage.
Screening for Down syndrome
Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder affecting 1 in 1,100 babies. Screening tests for Down syndrome are routinely offered to pregnant women.
An abortion (termination) is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it does not result in the birth of a baby.