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Pregnancy complications

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Complications & Birth Centre | Raising Children Network

Find out what happens if you have pregnancy or birth complications in a birth centre, and compare across different settings in our Birth Choices guide.

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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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Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the loss of a baby, usually during the first three months or "first trimester" of pregnancy.

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Life, Loss, Hope: Surviving the death of your baby

A book to support parents who are grieving the death of their baby

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Smoking and Passive Smoking during Pregnancy | myVMC

Smoking or being exposed to tobacco smoke, either before or during pregnancy is associated with a range of poor pregnancy outcomes, including reduced fertility, an increased risk of pregnancy complications and impaired infant and child development.

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Bleeding during pregnancy

Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common, however you should always contact your midwife or doctor immediately if it happens to you.

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Complications during pregnancy

Some women will experience complications such as bleeding, itching high blood pressure or severe vomiting during pregnancy that will require treatment.

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A father’s grief - A booklet for fathers whose baby has died before, during or shortly after birth

A new baby is supposed to be a time of happiness and excitement. While a mother is physically connected to her baby during pregnancy, a father may also be intimately involved with the pregnancy, having seen scans and felt movements and kicks.

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How endometriosis affects pregnancy

Women diagnosed with endometriosis can have problems falling pregnant. Find out more about the symptoms, how it can affect infertility as well as treatment options.

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Complications & Homebirth | Raising Children Network

Find out what happens if you have pregnancy or birth complications in a homebirth, and compare care across different settings in our Birth Choices guide.

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

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