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Successful pregnancy requires many factors to line up just right.

Getting pregnant

Conception is complex – there can be more to it than just having sex. Learn more about ovulation, pregnancy and your growing embryo.

Morning sickness affects 80% of pregnancies.

Morning sickness

Morning sickness or nausea (with or without vomiting) is a common symptom of early pregnancy and is caused by changes in hormones.

Gas can help relieve the pain of labour.

Labour and pain relief

Find out what options are available to you to help relieve the pain experienced during childbirth, and how your support person can help you.

Meassuring blood pressure on pregnant woman.

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.

Pregnant woman getting an ultrasound - Screening for Down syndrome

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.

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Types of miscarriage

There are several types of miscarriage – threatened, inevitable, complete, incomplete or missed. There are also other types of pregnancy loss such as ectopic, molar pregnancy and a blighted ovum.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is when the baby starts to develop outside the uterus (womb), most commonly in a Fallopian tube. The Fallopian tubes connect the ovaries to the uterus. Another term for an ectopic pregnancy is a tubal pregnancy - however ectopic pregnancies can also occur in the ovary or cervix.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Asthma in pregnancy

Good asthma control is especially important throughout your pregnancy because you are breathing for your baby as well as yourself. Well controlled asthma has no effect on pregnancy, labour or breastfeeding.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

If things go wrong

Unfortunately not all pregnancies are successful. Find out more on miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy and stillbirth and neonatal birth.

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Ectopic pregnancy (fallopian tube pregnancy) information | myVMC

Ectopic or extra-uterine pregnancy refers to a pregnancy which grows outside of the uterus, for example in the fallopian tubes. It can be life threatening.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Early signs of pregnancy

Information on the early signs of pregnancy including, feeling sick, tired, changes in breasts, pregnancy tests, plus links to trusted resources.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Termination of pregnancy (abortion)

Among women of reproductive age, recent Australian research shows that approximately half will have experienced an unplanned pregnancy making it a normal part of women's reproductive experience.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the unintended ending of a pregnancy. Many pregnanies end ina miscarriage - about 15 to 20 percent (about 1 in 5) of recognised pregnancies - most often in the early weeks of pregnancy, but sometimes later in the pregnancy.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Ectopic pregnancy -

Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants outside the uterus (womb). Most ectopic pregnancies occur in one of the fallopian tubes. Ectopic pregnancy is a serious condition.

Read more on myDr website

Early Pregnancy Loss - A booklet about pregnancy loss before 20 weeks, including miscarriage, ectopic and molar pregnancy

The death of a baby at any stage of pregnancy can be a very sad and distressing time. When a pregnancy loss occurs before 20 weeks, parents are often already busy preparing for a new life with their baby.

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