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Pregnancy complications

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Late pregnancy complications: for dads | Raising Children Network

Men find out about pregnancy complications in the third trimester in our Dads Guide to Pregnancy. Read about coping with worry and getting support.

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Fibroids: Fast facts | Women's Health Queensland Wide

More than half of us will develop fibroids before we're 50. Many of us will never know about it, while others will experience painful, heavy periods, and some will have pregnancy complications.

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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.

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A miscarriage refers to the loss of a baby during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. The majority of miscarriages occur in the early stages of pregnancy, mostly during the first three months of pregnancy or 'first trimester'.

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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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Trusted information on pre-eclampsia including what it is, symptoms, who is affected, treatment, mild and severe pre-eclampsia, plus links to trusted resources.

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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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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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How endometriosis affects pregnancy

Find out more about how endometriosis affects pregnancy, how endometriosis can affect infertility and cause problems in pregnancy as well as treatment options.

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Bleeding during pregnancy

Trusted information on bleeding during pregnancy including the causes and finding out the cause of the bleeding, plus links to trusted resources.

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