Breastfeeding can be a special time for both mum and baby. Breast milk meets all your baby's nutritional needs from birth to 6 months.
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.
Find out how gestational diabetes it is treated and what you need to know before and after birth.
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.
hCG test - human chorionic gonadotrophin test and pregnancy
The human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) test is usually used to confirm or monitor a pregnancy.
If you have urinary incontinence (trouble controlling your bladder), a lifestyle change or treatment may be all that’s needed to cure or improve it.
Even if you’re healthy and well prepared for childbirth, there’s always a chance of unexpected problems. Learn more about labour complications.
Pain relief during labour
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.
Pelvic floor muscles
The pelvic floor consists of layers of muscles. Learn about the role of these muscles and how pelvic floor exercises can help reducing leakage.
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 or pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)
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.