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Pregnancy

Successful pregnancy requires many factors to line up just right.

Getting pregnant

Pregnancy is a complex phenomenon – it’s not just about having sex. Learn how falling pregnant requires many factors to line up just right.

Morning sickness affects 80% of pregnancies.

Morning sickness

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

Gas can help relieve the pain of labour.

Pain relief in labour

Find out what options are available to you to help relive the pain experienced during childbirth.

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Pregnancy-induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia

Learn more about pregnancy-induced hypertension and pre-eclampsias, including symptoms and treatments.

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Screening for down-syndrome

There are screening and diagnostic tests that will give you a definite diagnosis of Down syndrome and, sometimes, other abnormalities.

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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.

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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.

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Ectopic pregnancy - myDr.com.au

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.

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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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Ectopic pregnancy

In a normal pregnancy, the fertilised egg spends 4 to 5 days travelling down the fallopian tube before moving to the cavity of the uterus where it implants about 6 to 7 days after being fertilised.

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Teenage pregnancy | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Teenage pregnancy is generally defined as a pregnancy in a woman who is 19 years of age or under (1).

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Ectopic Pregnancy | myVMC

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

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Lifestyle During Pregnancy | myVMC

Expectant mothers can increase the chances of a good pregnancy outcome by making healthy lifestyle choices during pregnancy, including limiting alcohol consumption and exposure to tobacco and maintaining a healthy diet.

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Complications of Pregnancy | myVMC

Pregnancy is a normal and natural event. However, it may pose risks to the mother. Complications can include ectopic pregnancy, placenta praevia, placental abruption, preeclampsia or premature delivery.

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