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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.

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Pregnancy-induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia

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Screening for down-syndrome

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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 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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